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Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie) Review

Bruichladdich Valinch 7I 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.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

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

Palate

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

Finish

Dry, sweet, sugary, fruity, Awesome

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)
Age: 24
ABV: 51.40
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 30/12/2014 by Tom



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