Islay Barley 2004

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: Islay Barley 2004
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Pale, fragile and lacy. A very discreet nose with whiffs of the mill room and then daffodils. Cool light and very subtle but with real sweetness behind.
Palate: Very pure and with more intensity than the nose suggests. Creamy texture. Gentle pear like fruits and again water helps to spread the flavours over the palate. Lovely texture.
Finish: Gooseberry.
Comment: Discreet, subtle and pure with great balance for one so young - and marked accordingly.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty, fresh. Green malt. Lemon juice. Quite herbal. Lemon balm. Angelica. Fresh coriander. Pleasantly aromatic. With water, a touch of tablets.
Palate: Crisp, crunchy. Fizzy on the tongue. Very fresh and clean. Obviously young.
Finish: Short, sherbet. A note of almond milk in the back.
Comment: Young, a bit fiery but very refreshing. A summertime dram.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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