An entirely self-financed operation, Bruichladdich is fiercely independent and has released a staggering amount of different whiskies in the (at the time of writing) seven years since the takeover. The international success of many of these whiskies is a testament to the expertise and drive of everyone involved. Both the malts and the distillery itself have been showered with awards in recent years, and Bruichladdich remains one of the most publicised and talked about distilleries in Scotland.
The character and warming strength of the spirit upon entry is impressive. The aromatics never told the taste buds of this level of maturity. The sweet vanilla of Ozark Mountain oak is right up front bringing the structure with that hallmark homemade toffee flavour. The luscious freshness of fruit essence on mid palate is beautiful, performing alongside the delicious barley sugar, biscuity sweetness. It is show time for sure! The fresh floral notes have merged into a wild honey flavour which together with the marine/ lemon flavours highlight an illumination of the senses.