Anyone surprised by a new release from Bruichladdich?
"Islam's greatest legacy, in addition to The Koran and the Arabic language, is the unholy art of distilling alcohol as implied directly by “Trestarig” - a long forgotten Hebridean whisky."
...duh.. didn't know that, heh.
Although, it sounds a bit interesting at 84,5%.. Here's the tasting notes by Jim McEwan:
"At this strength you would expect the spirit to be volcanic, ‘spirity’ and unpleasant to the nose, but it’s just the very opposite. The texture is silky & concentrated; it oozes rather than runs over the palate with a superb fructose glucose mouth-feel.
The nose is amazing. It’s minty cool as though it had just been removed from a refrigerator - rather than a pot still. The aromas explode in a sonic boom of heady, full-flavoured, wild zesty mint, thyme, rowan berries, fern, flowering currant, clove, cinnamon.
Then a second wave brings green apple, pear, green banana, honeysuckle and coming towards the end of the run - its malty, mead, biscuity, cereal aromas that emerge. It’s a beautiful zestful, luscious, juicy, menthol cool spirit.
I can only imagine, in years to come after maturation in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels, this will become an outstanding Islay single malt and will take its rightful place in the history of the ‘island of whiskies’ - where change is seldom seen."
http://www.bruichladdich.com/latestnews ... les/21.htm
http://www.bruichladdich.com/latestnews ... les/22.htm
http://www.bruichladdich.com/mark_edit/ ... _notes.pdf
Edit: Sorry, don't know if this was the right place for this post, maybe 'Whisky chat' would have been better..