Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich 11 Years Old 2004 Straight From The Cask (60.4%, Jeffrey Street, Sherry Cask #1480, 283 Bottles, 2016)

Bruichladdich 11 Years Old 2004 Straight From The Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 60.4 %
  • Age: 11 Years Old
  • Bottling: Jeffrey Street, Sherry Cask #1480
  • Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £sold out
  • Origin: Bruichladdich distillery
  • Vintage: 2004

Bruichladdich-11yo-2004-JeffreySt

What they say

Distilled December 2004 at Bruichladdich distillery and matured for 11 years in ex-Sherry Hogshead #1480 before bottling July 2016. Produced 280 bottles at 60.4% ABV.

What I say

An independently bottled Bruichladdich (private cask) that was available from / exclusive to Jefferey Street Whisky & Cigars shop in Edinburgh.

Thanks to Daniel at Jeffrey Street Whisky for the sample.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark bronze (13/20), medium-fine tears, fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, zesty & spicy, ginger, orange zest and oil, dried fruits; figs, raisins, reduced with water: toffee, toasted wholemeal bread and leather.
  • Taste: Hot and spirity, spiced ginger, raisin and dried fruit, molasses, bubblegum, reduced with water: smooother, toffee, oat bran, toasted oatmeal bread, malty, a touch of liqourice.
  • Finish: Medium, treacle, caramelised sugars, slightly spiced cayenne pepper, ginger.

Overall

Sweet and straightforward, a little challenging at cask strength but much softer and more approachable with water, plenty of lovely caramelised sugars in this one.

Score 84/100

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