Master of Malt

Bruichladdich, 12 Years Old

ABV 57.3%
REVIEWED Issue 130
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Specifications
Brand: Single Cask Series, Bruichladdich, Master of Malt
Expression: Bruichladdich, 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 57.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Balsamic, dark treacle, malt and succulent but edgy fruit, liquorice and marzipan. Herbal with time and the luscious, buttery vanillins are quite powerful. Water brings out a dusty spice.
Palate: Gently astringent, coastal and tannic with grippy, coffeed sherry notes. Moist, dried fruitcake, spice and green nuts. Dilution brings out bitterness from the oak.
Finish: Medium with the alcohol drying when neat, some lovely salt encrusted spice, coffee and marzipan linger. Lightly sooty after-taste.
Comment: A pleasant Islay. Water makes the oak a little bitter.
8.0
Taster   Charles Montanaro
Nose: Light and floral, some sweetness apparent. Beeswax, phenol and a little musty. Intriguing for sure.
Palate: Burnt fireworks, cedar, cereal, leading into a leafy powerful spice with a hint of vanilla and liquorice.
Finish: Astringent and mouth coating, opening to a cigar box finish.
Comment: Interesting and surprising to say the least. An unusual combination which I’m enjoying trying to get my head around though would happily indulge in trying to understand it further.
7.7
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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