This is a very light dram....Bruichladdich
15yo 1986 ( 53%, Scott's, 86-2001)
Should be an all bourbon matured whisky based on the color
being very light straw yellow.
The initial nose comes on strong with cereal notes and a nice maltiness with lemon mixed in. Vanilla comes out and shares the stage with some sweetness (sugar or a light molasses).
At 53% I was expecting more of an attack on the palate
. But the rich maltiness and citrus coats the palate and makes it much more mellow than I was expecting. Then as the taste grows it becomes more and more spicy and hot as the attack on the palate grows and grows... it kind of crescendo as a spice ball and the citrus takes it over and brings it back down to the finish
which goes away really fast. Leaving a fresh palate ready for more...
Good 'drinking' beverage.. gives a good indication of what the old house style of 'laddie was.