Insider knowledge: Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée E: Sauternes (Chateau D'Yquem) 16 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée E: Sauternes (Chateau D'Yquem) 16 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fresh and sweet. Estery fruit, plum jam, sugary. Grapey.
Palate: Rich, lovely sweetness, tropical fruit, supple spice, grapes stricken with the botrytis.
Finish: Long, slightly dry, oaked.
The first bottling was an absolute perfect dram. Unfortunately the second bottljbg was more of a marketing follow up and did not live up to its predecessor.
27th May 2013
as i started nosing it, i slowly moved my nose away and for a split second all i could smell was sauternes!, it smells so sweet, fresh, honeysuckle, ripe summer fruits, the sauternes really stands out, especially if your a sauternes lover like me,
it tastes amazing, i love bruichladdich and here they have really made something special, the sauternes again stands out, especially on the finish, you get the almost dryness from sauternes on the back of your tongue and it last a long time, taste of fresh fruit, tropical fruit, english plums in season, nice ripe and sweet,
wonderful stuff and ill be buying another bottle!,
8th September 2012
I expected some sweet or deep flavor notes given the aging barrels, but all I found was a bitter grappa-esque sourness that came and went quick. A terrible dram.
4th November 2011
This is the mitological nectar of the gods. Just sip it savouring every aroma you can.
3rd December 2009