Insider knowledge: Bruichladdich 12 Year Old (2nd Edition) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bruichladdich 12 Year Old (2nd Edition) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Gentle peat, quite coastal, light and fruity.
Palate: Slight burn, despite the low strength. Malty and salty, rather astringent.
Finish: Oak, tannic, quite sappy.
Slight burn tannic, Recommended.
Possibly the perfectly balanced Islay dram. Top of the tree.
I truly love the weight of this scotch and the lovely vanilla tones. The finish lasts and leaves you wanting more. This was a shining star on a day where I tasted several scotches including Blue Label.