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Master of Malt Bruichladdich 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Master of Malt Bruichladdich 12 Years Old

Brand
Master of Malt
Expression
Bruichladdich 12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
57.30%
Vintage
2203
Produced at
Master of Malt ~ Bruichladdich Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.masterofmalt.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
Balsamic, dark treacle, malt and succulent but edgy fruit, liquorice and marzipan. Herbal with time and the luscious, buttery vanillins are quite powerful. Water brings out a dusty spice.
Palate
Gently astringent, coastal and tannic with grippy, coffeed sherry notes. Moist, dried fruitcake, spice and green nuts. Dilution brings out bitterness from the oak.
Finish
Medium with the alcohol drying when neat, some lovely salt encrusted spice, coffee and marzipan linger. Lightly sooty after-taste.
Comment
A pleasant Islay. Water makes the oak a little bitter.

Charles Montanaro

77
Nose
Light and floral, some sweetness apparent. Beeswax, phenol and a little musty. Intriguing for sure.
Palate
Burnt fireworks, cedar, cereal, leading into a leafy powerful spice with a hint of vanilla and liquorice.
Finish
Astringent and mouth coating, opening to a cigar box finish.
Comment
Interesting and surprising to say the least. An unusual combination which I'm enjoying trying to get my head around though would happily indulge in trying to understand it further.
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