Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
What's in a name? Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Bourbon Cask whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Bourbon Cask whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Fresh and fruity. Soft vanilla, stone fruit. Peppery, oaky.
Palate: Estery, vanilla, spice. Apples, pears.
Finish: Long, crisp finish, fruit.
This is a wonderful bottling- bursting with flavour and a great balance of oak and malt. Please stop the ludicrous marketing ploys and concentrate on quality of this kind. Bruichladdich does not have to kill good malts with awful 'finishes'.
6th April 2011