Bruichladdich 2004 – Malts of Scotland

Nose: supposedly not peated, but compared to the previous whiskies this might as well be heavily peated. Pungent and carbolic. Smells like an art classroom. Paint (more specifically ‘plakaatverf’ of gouache as it’s called in English), peat, vanilla and bourbon. Very nice nutty notes too. Rambol walnut cream cheese. Walnut and pecan. Walnut skins. Salted nuts. It’s actually very salty. Also something quite sooty.
Mouth: hmm…quite dissapointing. Quite shallow. Sweet, with some notes of mushroom and bourbon.
Finish: short, hot and sweet.

Rating: 60-80 out of 10

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