After the rather Excellent Kavalan, comes another single cask bottled exclusively for TWE- This time a Bruichladdiech aged 13 yo: TWE have chosen this 2002 single cask from Bruichladdich’s Micro-Provenance series. Only 240 bottles were produced from this single bourbon cask matured in warehouse 14 STOW 20J. Natural color and non-chill filtered.
Nose: This is a laddie alright, with the ‘signature’ Lactic quality : think of sweet cheese cake, even some middle eastern ‘Knaffe’, with some lemon peel, green apple, and pears on crunchy semi-sweet dough,icing sugar, and maybe a hint of white sultana. An interesting nose, indeed. we’re off to a good start here…
Palate: Fruity, with more apple peel, and fresh pears on first wave of sensations, malt, and golden syrup, then getting more exotic with some tropical fruit (mostly pineapple and papaya, and red grapefruit), pepper, brown sugar and more of the golden syrup quality, with burnt nutty toasted bread.
Finish: apple crumble, orange marmalade, cereals.
A very good dram, with a lovely balance of fruit, exotics and citrus with sweetness , spice and wood. For a 13 year old unpeated Laddie, this is quite impressive.