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Friday, September 21, 2018

Alexander Murray Bruichladdich 12 Year Old Single Malt




Alexander Murray Bruichladdich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$114.99
12 years Old
Vintage 2005
56% ABV
It’s easy to be struck when sampling single malt from Bruichladdich for the first time. Immediately apparent is that it’s not a punch-in-the-face bonfire-dram like many of the others from Islay, in fact there’s not a bit of peat used in production for its classic spirit character despite the island’s famed conventions. What follows is that this is a malt with delightfully fresh, citrusy and floral profile.

Situated on the edge of Loch Indaal on Islay Bruichladdich has been doing its own thing since 1881. Changes in ownership have created subtle ripples of change in spirit profile over the years. Typically older vintages are ever-so-lightly-peated and have rested in ex-bourbon casks, which lend lovely characteristics to the whisky’s development. The ‘Bruichladdlich with a wisp’ vintages are lively and delicious.

Today its methods and attitude are rebellious, with multiple spirit characters been matured on site in a myriad of cask types. Unpeated, medium-peated and ultra-peated spirit profiles originate here. A distillery that wears many hats.

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