This dram has been designed by Jim McEwan to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich style; matured purely in American oak Bourbon casks. A Kate Moss rather than a Madonna, an Audrey Hepburn rather than a Marylin Monroe, a natural elegance that is beyond fad and fashion – truly a classic Bruichladdich! Nothing lacking. Nothing to add. It is an absolute integration of time, high quality oak and Scottish barley.
Colour: Warm, golden sunlight.
Nose: Firstly, the crispness of malted barley, then soft fruits rise gently giving aromas of pears in syrup, papaya and honeydew melon. Mellow oaky sweetness from the bourbon barrels arrives a little later with notes of vanilla pods, flapjacks and, of course, the slight drift of mellow bourbon.
Palate: Beautiful silkiness that caresses and stimulates the palate. The flavours mirror the aromatics completely with an almost syrup-like texture.