We will be looking at some recent bottlings next week, but for now I’m still enjoying myself with some very nice oldies.
This is part of a small batch of 1964 Bruichladdich casks that was bottled by Gordon & McPhail in three vattings: #3670-3672 which I’ve reviewed before, #3673-3675 and #3676-3677.
Bruichladdich 30 yo 1964
(50%, Gordon & McPhail Cask Strength 1995, cask #3676-3677)
Nose: a warm, seductive and almost tropical fruitiness. Lots of apricot jam, quinces and honey. All kinds of beehive notes actually – beeswax, pollen, reminds me of Caperdonich 1972. Melons, pineapples. Polished oak, moving towards mint and a light metallic note. Maybe silver polish, but not the OBE kind. Mouth: still very fruity and very minty. Also more oak, including ginger, pepper and a little nutmeg. Peaches, Cantaloupe, grapefruit. Mint. It has a slight sharpness, maybe it’s peat, maybe it’s resinous oak, maybe this metallic edge. Finish: medium long, a mouthwatering combo of juicy oak and fruits, with a very light smoky touch.
I loved this one, even though the oak is getting a little loud on the palate. I think I prefer the #3670-3672 bottling as well, but anyway: great whisky.