Claxton’s Bruichladdich Tasting Notes

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Bruichladdich, Scotch Whisky A-G

Claxton’s The Single Cask Bruichladdich 2005 (11 year old) 57.2%

Ex Rioja Cask 1605-1052/ Dist: July 2005 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Sept 2016

A very earthy nose of damp soil and bruised cherry fruit. Hints of syrup and a balancing coastal thread. With time a touch of malt, smoke, sweet barley and citrus appears.

The palate is earthy like the nose with hints of hessian, syrup and coffee. Tawny, aged red fruit, barley and salt follow but the coffee notes power through on the middle. Long and lightly peated with a lovely salt encrusted finish.

A drop of water emphasises the peat, straw and earthy fruit. On the palate it emphasises the juicy, syrup coated fruit and earth.

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