Full and mellow, rounded and rich with a unique character that comes only from malts matured full term in Oloroso sherry butts. The color is like a Late afternoon and a jerez sunshine. On the nose there is a smell of Dark butterscotch, cocoa–sprinkled hazelnuts, soft banana, prune syrup, plump dark raisins and Amaretti biscuits all jostle to take centre stage. The nose will also detect a zephyr of salty sea breezes. After the initial fiesta experience has calmed, beautiful soft green fruits emerge bringing lychee, passion fruit, melon and mango along with the sweetness of maltose and barley sugar.
BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY WAS BUILT IN 1881 BY THE HARVEY BROTHERS. THE HARVEYS WERE A DYNASTIC WHISKY FAMILY WITH OVER A CENTURY OF DISTILLERY OWNERSHIP, INCLUDING GLASGOW’S YOKER AND DUNDAS HILL DISITLLERIES. THE THREE BROTHERS DECIDED TO COMBINE THEIR EXPERTISE TO BUILD A THIRD HARVEY DISTILLERY: ROBERT DESIGNED IT, JOHN HAD THE DISTILLING EXPERIENCE, AND WILLIAM HAD THE MONEY. WHISKY IS ALL ABOUT TIME. NOT ONLY THE LONG YEARS SPENT MATURING IN DAMP WAREHOUSES, BUT THE TIME SPENT IN DISTILLING. OR IT SHOULD BE, BUT IN THESE DAYS OF MODERN DISTILLING, WHERE MOST WHISKY IS DESTINED FOR CHEAP BLENDS, TIME IS MONEY. DISTILLING HAS BECOME ABOUT ULTIMATE EFFICIENCY, COMPUTERISATION, HIGH-DENSITY FERMENTATION ETC. THE QUICKER, THE CHEAPER. LIKE A PIECE OF CELLULOID FILM, A BOTTLING COMPRISES OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT FRAMES. EACH FRAME, WHEN INTEGRATED INTO THE WHOLE, PLAYS ITS OWN PART IN THE STORY.