Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)
I picked up my bottle of this Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie) back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi .
There is a story to tell about spilling some of this, but we won't go into that here, however this whisky is fabulous, aged for 24 years in total, some of that being an enhancement in an ex Rioja cask it's given it some fabulous flavours.
I opened my bottle pretty much a week or so after returning from Islay and finished it last night, and thats me just getting round to writing notes as everytime i went to write notes i enjoyed it so much i forgot to do notes and just sat sipping instead, really wish i'd bought 2.
Sweet and honeyed, fruity chewits and starburst with gentle Christmas spices and Demerara sugar mixing with some lovely oak wood notes and sweet tannic notes almost lightly brewed sugared black tea and sugar coated black grapes
Gentle honey and game meat notes subside to let in lightly Brewers sugary black tea, fruit chewits, grapes, some malt loaf and raisins with a hint of spiced chutney
Dry, sweet, sugary, fruity, Awesome