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Bruichladdich 'Islands' Third Edition, 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Bruichladdich 'Islands' Third Edition, 20 Years Old

Brand
Bruichladdich
Expression
'Islands' Third Edition, 20 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Bruichladdich Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bruichladdich.com
Availability
Worldwide

Arthur Motley

Nose
Swimming pools, grass, mint toffees, sulphur (French bangers), mud and wax.
Palate
Woody with complex underlying sweetness and nut character. A touch sour and burnt (roasted pork), but with syrup to balance it.
Finish
European tannins and lots of nuttiness.
Comment
Surely a finish, but I couldn't quite place the influence, despite it having the malt in a half-nelson. Curious, but I liked it.

Dave Broom

Nose
Rounded, rich and elegant with a lightly charred nose. Burnt raisin, light prune, fruit cake with a hint of clove, walnut. Good concentration.
Palate
Well-rounded. A sweet, mellow quality with an intriguing burnt edge. Beech nut. Very soft and subtle with gentle, deep plummy fruits. Starts slightly muted, then the flavours are slowly revealed and keep building. Subtle and elegant.
Finish
It is, isn't it? Treacle toffee and cold tea.
Comment
Old and gentle with a broad smile.
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