Bruichladdich Islay Waves – The Rhinns Edition

ABV: 46 %
Origin: Islay
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is honey sweet with warm peat notes. The peat brings gentle notes of leather and a warm burning woodfire. The sweet layer consists of vanilla, honey and a small hint of caramel. In the back there’s a very clean distillate note with just a small hint of lemon and heather.

Mouth: At first a small hint of the leather pass by before a very nice spicyness takes control. There are honey and tobacco notes together with some dry soil, dust and a touch of seasalt. The lemon note is still found in the back and some sweet liquorice move forward with time in the glass. The texture is quite thick and oily.

Finish: The leather and a quite savory, meaty note take lead. There are some overly ripe fruits coming through somewhere in the back. It’s now more salty with an ashy note and it stays that way for a while before moving over to the fashionably late oakiness. The oak is fresh and slightly dry. It stays for a long time and the earthy part of the peatiness return late in the finish. This is a well made, very sippable dram.

Additional information
This version of Bruichladdich was released in 2012 and is aged in american ex-bourbon barrels and ex-wine casks. The PPM level is 15. It’s unchillfiltered and has natural colour.

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