Chorlton Bruichladdich 14yo
You’ve got to have something from Islay for Christmas! The nose is very distinctly Bruichladdich, with seashore, baled hay, mineral oil and tangerine peel. I also find milk bottle sweets, apricot, melon and sweet lime as it breathes in the glass. The palate has a lovely texture, with candied lemon, salted butter, apricot jam, waxes and oils. With a bit of water it’s even better, with citrus, stone fruits, camphor and minerals in perfect balance.
A lovely cask of one of the most distinctive distillates out there, and unmistakeably Islay even without any peat.
This first-fill bourbon barrel produced 229 bottles at a cask strength of 57.9%