Precision and definition.. Light, fresh, clean, smooth and creamy. A single malt this young simply should not be as smooth but this is handcrafted, fully certified organic single malt. The color is a Soft Yellow Lemon. On the nose the smell opens on barley water and lemon juice with a sweet notes of lemon meringues. Fragrant floral blossoms intermingle beautifully with the citrus flavours exciting the taste buds. Also, we find little notes of ester sweet pineapple. Malted barley emerges. Crisp and sweet, almost like toasted rye bread, buttery popcorn and the fresh oak bourbon flavours merge into the mix strong and mellow adding structure and weight to the overall experience. Organic barley produces a more malty taste, the texture is more viscous and fresh green fruity notes are more pronounced.. The finish is like glycerine and it caresses the palate like swansdown.
The texture is sensational, the spirit gliding over the palate like warm syrup. The taste buds love the purity and the sensational clarity of flavours being presented. A real sweetness on the front palate, barley sugar, honey almonds, green jelly beans, pear drops all splashed with fresh lemons and balanced by the crispness of malted barley
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.