26 Jan 2012
Bruichladdich Br2 (Elements of Islay)
Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bruichladdich
One of the latest additions to the Elements of Islay series by TWE is this Bruichladdich Br2.
(49,3%, Elements of Islay 2011, 50 cl)
Nose: a fairly rounded malt with a gristy touch. On the one hand fruity notes (apple, lemon, melon) and on the other hand a soft, coastal saltiness. Some mineral notes. It also shows a “green” element of grasses or fresh herbs like parsley. Mouth: sharper than expected from the nose, and a great deal drier. Herbal and spicy notes at first, with some ginger and a peppery kick. Then faint notes of lemon and honey before settling on dry lemon zest. Finish: quite long, spicy and citrusy.
Pretty exemplary Bruichladdich. Clean, mineral and zesty, injected with whiffs of sea air. Around € 60, available from The Whisky Exchange.