Mackillop’s Choice Bruichladdich Tasting Notes

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Bruichladdich, Scotch Whisky A-G

Mackillop’s Choice Bruichladich 1992 (19 year old) 57.8%

Sherry Cask 1874/ Dist: 1992 Btl: March 2012/ Tasted: Aug 2012

The nose displays a soft intensity of Oloroso dried fruit, Colombian coffee, sweet, sun dried raisins, dates, treacle along with some balsamic notes. Yes it’s a case of cask 1 v Distillery Character 0! Yes there is a touch of sweet barley and some coastal notes, but its all sherry really, very clean sherry though. 

The palate opens with soft liquorice, dark toffee, raisins, dates, prunes and sherrywood spices. Quite tannic on the middle with the alcohol adding to the mouth-watering dryness. Good length with a coffee’d and  slightly coastal  nuanced finish. It’s fine if you like sherry monsters but I’m not getting any ‘Laddie elegance here. 

Water doesn’t make much of a difference to the nose, maybe there’s a touch of citrus now and more dusty spices. The palate is slightly sweeter with a touch of burnt caramel now evident, but like the palate there is no real change.

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