On the eleventh day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Bruichladdich 1991, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their ‘Cask Strength’ bottling series.
As the name already suggests, this is a range of high strength expressions, all bottled at natural cask strength and without chill filtering.
|Bottler:||Gordon & MacPhail|
|Bottling Series:||Cask Strength|
|Age:||22 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Refill Sherry Hogshead|
|Cask No.:||2771 + 2781 + 2782|
Fine, fresh and fruity – unexpected but I will take it. A nice combination between vanilla beans dipped in white honey, pineapple candies and all sorts of citrus aromas like lemon zest and freshly pressed lemon juice. Menthol and some floral hints in the background.
Sweet and relatively smooth. Tropical fruits, peppercorns and a good amount of oak, followed by mint chocolate and bitter nougat.
Medium and warming. Dry oak, pineapple covered in dark chocolate and a hint of anise.
Fruity, fresh and pretty straightforward – a rather nice everyday dram.
Score: 82 / 100