XVII, 17 Years Old

ABV 46%
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Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: XVII, 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 31
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gentle and soft. Sweet oak, flowers, vanilla, nutmeg, dried apple, apricot. Water brings out more toasty notes, hazelnut and milk chocolate.
Palate: Rounded and creamy, with a subtle interplay between vanilla-like oak, macaroon bars, nut and fruit.
Finish: Fresh and crisp.
Comment: What is it about Islay whiskies in their mid-teens? A masterclass in subtlety.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: A rock pool by the shore.
Palate: Soft, clean, sweet, becoming sandy, salty and spicy. Huge flavour development. Beautifully structured.
Finish: Lemon zest. Fresh limes. Lively. Irrepressible.
Comment: I shall try this in a Caipirinha, with a CD of Annie Ross at her peak.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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