This Micro Provenance series is subtitled Cask Evolution Exploration. It’s one of these pseudo-scientific names Bruichladdich uses for their wine finishes. Most of them are 1992 single casks bottled for a specific whisky retailer / distributor or in this case “for Belgium”.
As always the packaging is nicely done with a frosted glass bottle, excellent typography and an embossed metal tin.
Bruichladdich 18 yo 1992 (51,2%, OB ‘Micro Provenance series’ 2010, bourbon cask #004, Brunello wine finish, 288 btl.)
Nose: a candied nose, say red fruit candy and blackcurrants with hints of blood orange juice. Hints of figs. Really not bad, it shows the wine character without any of the nastiness. There’s a slight off-note though, something musty / rubbery.
Mouth: again notes of fruit candy, now accompanied by some oak spices and caramel / toffee. Hints of chamomile? Less impressive than the nose, more wine influence.
Finish: medium length. Soft pepper and traces of wine.
Yeah well… a wine finish, though certainly not the worst in its genre. Around € 80.