Stunning on the nose. The freshness and purity of the spirit are striking. First, citrus and honey notes emerge before stoned fruit, dried apricot, and the perfume of ripe peaches. Next, there are sweet notes of marzipan, yellow flowers and vanilla pods, followed by zephyrs of spice and marine breeze. The oak notes elevate as the vanilla and caramel come to the fore with gentle hints of ginger cake and syrup add to the anticipation of tasting.
The delicate sweetness pairs with a velvet texture on the palate straight away. Sweet, ripe stoned fruit leads into vanilla, caramel and brown sugar notes. This vintage of Islay Barley is bottled at just the right moment to capture the DNA of our island and the whisky we distil on its shores. Add a touch of water and watch as the natural oils react in the glass, releasing outstanding floral notes of hawthorn and heather to add to the complexity and depth of this remarkable Ileach.
The finish is a testament to the quality of distillation. The expression of that marine tang with the sweet citrus and honeyed oaked notes tells the story of our whisky
and where it comes from. Natural whisky with no chill filtration means you will experience as long and gentle a finish as you ever thought possible.
Taking your time to explore this dram has intense value. Its complexity and honesty speak true to the classic Bruichladdich style. The purity and freshness, delicate oak sweetness, fruit expression, and gentle floral tones make it a vintage to remember. It may well be unforgettable.