Malts of Scotland Bruichladdich Tasting Notes

Posted: July 1, 2017 in Bruichladdich, Uncategorized

Malts of Scotland Bruichladdich 2003 (10 year old) 56.3%

First Fill (?) Sherry Hogshead – MOS13051/ Dist: Jun 2003 Btl: Oct 2013/ Tasted: Nov 2014

A serious nose full of what must be first fill Oloroso. Very clean and leafy with liquorice, treacle, tar and a touch of brandy butter. It’s all sherry, which isn’t a surprise with developing green nuts, tobacco and dried fruit.

The palate opens with an intensity of green nuts, dried fruit, liquorice, treacle and tar. So thick and unctuous you could slice it up and serve it for desert! Again there is zero distillery character or  coastal character for that matter. There is a very minor blemish noticeable on the middle, which unfortunately lingers. Quite a dry, tannic, tart after-taste.

Oh dear. A drop of water brings out that struck match note on the nose. However it is less noticeable on the palate now. It is a homogenous sherry palate, it could be any from distillery and ultimately is rather disappointing.


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