Aged 20 Years, 'Islands' Third Edition

ABV 46%
Click below to share this page

Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: Aged 20 Years, 'Islands' Third Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rounded, rich and elegant with a lightly charred nose. Burnt raisin, light prune, fruit cake with a hint of clove, walnut. Good concentration.
Palate: Well-rounded. A sweet, mellow quality with an intriguing burnt edge. Beech nut. Very soft and subtle with gentle, deep plummy fruits. Starts slightly muted, then the flavours are slowly revealed and keep building. Subtle and elegant.
Finish: It is, isn't it? Treacle toffee and cold tea.
Comment: Old and gentle with a broad smile.
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Swimming pools, grass, mint toffees, sulphur (French bangers), mud and wax.
Palate: Woody with complex underlying sweetness and nut character. A touch sour and burnt (roasted pork), but with syrup to balance it.
Finish: European tannins and lots of nuttiness.
Comment: Surely a finish, but I couldn't quite place the influence, despite it having the malt in a half-nelson. Curious, but I liked it.
Visit the distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...