What's in a name? Bruichladdich 21 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bruichladdich 21 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Thick, supple sherry. Dried fruits, barley. Juicy. Nutty.
Palate: Vanilla, caramel, fruit salad, exotic fruits too, sherry.
Finish: Dark, long, sherried.
In amongst the sherry, the fruit (passion fruit and lime) is a definite sherbet spritz. This one is sprightlier than the 17 year old. Complex and fascinating!
1st February 2011