Part of the recent Faces of Angkor series from Liquid Treasures: a middle-aged Bruichladdich 1990.
Bruichladdich 26 yo 1990
(47,3%, Liquid Treasures ‘Faces of Angkor’ 2017, bourbon cask)
Nose: melons, green apple, peaches and lemons. Fruity notes, almost fruit candy or lemonade. Hints of floral honey. Bergamot maybe. Few spices, but there’s a very light maritime touch. A rather classic Laddie nose for this period.
Mouth: similar fruity freshness. Quite summery, peaches, mirabelles, sweet grapefruit, hints of coconut and pepper. A very light salty edge. All good, even if that is a little predictable perhaps.
Finish: long, creamy and fruity, with balanced white oak.
As often with Bruichladdich, there are bright fruits but also a coastal / spicy side to balance it. Maybe not totally exciting, but more than correct. Around € 175.