Bruichladdich Inspiration (Robin Laing)
Firstly, i'd like to thank the very brilliant John McCheyne, Brand Ambassador for the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society for the sample of this dram.
There had been, as there usually is, a bit of a discussion on twitter about whisky and i had mentioned that i really fancied trying a Port casked whisky. "I've got a bottle of Bruichladdich thats been in a port cask" said John and the rest, as they say, is history.
This particular Bruichladdich was bottles specifically for Robin Laing, a man with a wealth of whisky experience, a great sense of humour and a pretty damn good singing voice. Robin sings quite folk like songs but ones which tend to have a bit of humour and a dram of whisky in them.
I've listened to a few and actually enjoyed them so waiting on them filtering down from Amazon to my ipod at the moment.
John also shared a sample with my good friend David Carson from Glen Untitled who's Review of this whisky was very interesting indeed. I don't get the lactic notes he does (but David and I have chatted over this previously) but like him i did find the aroma of this whisky filled the room in seconds after i'd poured my dram.
I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for more Port whiskies (and actually have one from David to review soon) and also any future releases by Robin.
Once Again John, Many thanks.
wow that is one aromatic dram, even from a foot away from the glass the aroma is enticing and fruity, huge port nose, not tannic, fruits by the bucketload, banana, apples, peaches and nectarines
very unusual almost woody port notes i know i didnt taste this blind but it has a distictive Bruichladdich twang in there, more fruits, crushed blueberries
finish is distinctivly porty fruity and slight woody