Nose: Peat and cereal. Nice, bold smokiness. Fresh barley, big hay, wet grass, vanilla, light honey, apples, pears, peach, citrus rind, ginger, and something like ginseng. A bit of an alcoholic bite, reminding us of the healthy 50% abv. Youthful and vibrant.
Palate: An ashy/medicinal greeting that is quickly tempered by a lovely honey note. The smoke here is strong and intense. Coastal spices come in next. Big salt and white pepper.
Finish: Strong, bold smoke that is both delicious and consistent. Bacon, ash, charred oak, and honey round it out. Salt, cereal, fuzzy peach candy and faint pear linger.
Thoughts: This is nice, but a bit young-ish. I think a few more years in the cask would improve it. The flavours are good, and it has a brilliant intensity. And because the quality of the spirit is high, the youth is never rough or off-putting. It just tastes, well, young. Bruichladdich releases often have me a bit torn. I’m torn because they really do make beautiful whisky, but they’ve also done the best job out of any distillery of premiumizing young whiskies. But that doesn’t mean you’re being swindled. They do young whiskies, but they do them right. Mostly.
*這是一款很好的酒但是有一點太過年輕,品質很高但是如果在CASK裡面多待幾年會更好,就像是 BRUICHLADDICH, 大麥的味道總是很新鮮, 我喜歡他們的酒,