Bruichladdich Tweet Tasting
Another fantastic Twitter Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from TheWhiskyWire.com this time a range of expressions from Islays Bruichladdich distillery.
I've had a good few Bruichladdich expressions before and somehow missed a couple of the core ones (DOH!) so i was super excited about trying some of these, in particular the Black Art 3 was the one i struggled not to try before the event.
Bruichladdich The Organic
First up was this cracking Bruichladdich The Organic a cracker of a dram that i really really enjoyed and has instantly been added to the i need a bottle of this list. Fully traceable back to the farms that the barley came from this really does represent Islay well.
|Bottle Name||Bruichladdich The Organic|
|Nose||Definitely has a grape like quality, lots of nice oak and vanilla custard, touches of the fruity malt loaf that my wife likes too Settles in the glass really nicely and goes quite like good quality custard creams|
|Taste||oh thats quite light and not what i was expecting, lots of lovely custard creams and malt loaf with a dash of quality white wine|
|Finish||popping candy sensation as it warms the cheeks|
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006
The one from tonights tasting lineup that i'd had before, check out my notes from Whisky Fringe here. and still i love this dram, it is entirely from barley from a single farm and the care and attention to detail shines through on this dram.
|Bottle Name||Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006 Dunlossit Farm|
|Nose||very sweet but natural not a refined sugary sweetness, more sweet plums and nectarines winey on the nose with manuka honey goodness|
|Taste||again very sweet more manuka honey, this time with added malted biscuits and some youthful powerful oak influences|
|Finish||just right, a lovely, in fact amazing, dram|
Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten
Next up was the Laddie Ten, now i'd heard a lot of good things about this, not least a number of people saying it was their dram of the year during last year so i was really hyped about trying it. This is the first full 10 year old from Bruichladdich since the distillery fired back into action.
|Bottle Name||Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten|
|Nose||light and a touch floral with edges of fruit, mainly banana skin and some citrus like lime and lemon, touches of malt there too. sniffing again there is a touch of smoke in there too.|
|Taste||definitely has a peatyness to the palate with malt loaf and banana skin, theres a sweet floral taste also.|
Bruichladdich Black Art 3
This was the dram i was super excited about, master distiller Jim McEwan keeps the contents of this deep secret and rumour has it he even hides away in secret when selecting the casks for this dram.
|Bottle Name||Bruichladdich Black Art 3|
|Nose||my first thought is sherry sweetness and all that goes with it, raisins, sultanas, dates and touches of manuka honey, this ebbs out into plum jam port / red wine notes and a touch of Covonia|
|Taste||ok i'm sure that has a dry port influence, massive plum jam and victoria sponge goodness on the palate interlaced with honey, good quality manuka honey.|
|Finish||This has it's own arms and legs and crawls through you kissing your insides on the way down, glorious|
An amazing night in great company and i'd certainly recommend that you try each and every one of these Bruichladdich expressions and any others you can get your hands on.