Another one from Sjoerd’s SMWS bottle share, this time a 9 year old Ladie bottled at a whopping 65.9%, not for those who appreciate delicate malts, eh?
SMWS 23.71 ‘A cheese Baord in surgery’–Bruichladdich , 9yo , 65.9%
Nose: Signature Laddie no doubt here. Baby vomit, peat and powerful mix of herbal and fruity notes with medicinal qualities such as ER or surgery room. A certain sift cheese aroma. Maybe sweeter ricotta.
Palate: much sharper than the nose would indicate. Pepper , sugar, coconut, fruit (peach apple) , peat smoke. Vanilla and wood, sprinkled with salt.
Finish: bitter wood and sweet sugary fruit. And briny earthy stuff.
So how is it?
Not bad. Quite unique. A very interesting profile. I liked it quite a bit, as I do with younger peated laddies, Medicinal, herbal and sugary with that faint cheesy smell. not the pinnacle of creation, but a lovely try.