The second of a brace of bottlings to mark the acquisition and re-birth of Bruichladdich Distillery.
character – Smooth and warming with all the goodness of the components really coming together. The clean marine and heather covered summer freshness in the spirit is wonderful and brings back happy memories of the day this shy beautiful spirit was reborn.
Colour – August Barley Straw.
NOSE – You are welcomed by notes of honeyed mints, rosemary & thyme, soft marzipan and lemon zest, all very subtle and at one with each other. As the spirit warms others emerge, soft nougat, toffee and warm charred oak, toasted hazelnuts and little hints of fresh coconut.
PALATE – As I write this, all the flavours have merged and are as one. Its pure zesty fragrance lifts the senses and the skill of the farmers, coopers and distillers are encapsulated both in my mind and memory of 10 years ago. It’s a beautiful pure spirit emerging for the first time into a much changed and happier home.
FINISH – The crew of Bruichladdich 2011 are proud to introduce you to their first born. This spirit reflects the dedication and hopes of all their staff, the dedication to traditional ways has paid off, this is the proof. Their spirit will find its way through life, a pleasant journey and you can be part of it as you follow this Pilgrim’s progress.