Character: A sensuous, decadent and flirtatious whisky with more than a hint of forbidden fruit.
Colour: Brilliant copper/ hazelnut/ wild honeycomb/ antique gold.
Nose: The first aromatics to rise are of soft ripe green fruits – papaya, plump green grapes, melon and pear with a drift on anise and cinnamon together with that distinctive note of mint imperials. This is followed by honeysuckle and orange blossom bringing that floral connection which is a Bruichladdich vintage keynote. Sweet and nutty flavours evolve; notes of candied almonds and nougat.#
Palate: On the palate it is splendidly decadent and it’s here that the sweet biscuit flavours of barley shine in total harmony with creamy toffee, allowing the toasted oaks to work their magic. The mid-palate is opulent, caressing & enthralling the taste buds. The viscosity of the world’s greatest Sauternes is an enchantress that drives you to distraction. This is class in a glass, elegant, sophisticated, full bodied and succulently sweet. The texture is silky smooth, warm and mellow with the sauternes casks highlighting the natural beauty of an unpeated Islay single malt whisky.
Finish: It’s long and never falters; the flavours don’t fade at all due to its incredible texture. What a unique experience it’s been.
Mood: Decadent and flirtatious.