Bruichladdich - Rare Cask Series - 'The Untouchable' - 1988 30 year old Whisky
70cl | 46.2%
|Series / Description||Rare Cask Series - 'The Untouchable'|
|Age||30 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||46.2 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Bourbon|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP11604|
A 1988 vintage, 30 Year Old Bruichladdich. Matured in refill bourbon and, unusually, rare refill squat hogsheads. This whisky has never been re-casked. The subtle influence of these refill oak casks has resulted in a delicate and measured relationship between spirit and wood, quietly cultivated over time. This is definitive, old, Bourbon-aged Bruichladdich. Arguably the best style and some of the last of its kind.
"The 1988 is a stunning example of how well Bruichladdich ages. It is a delicate fruity spirit with a tremendous floral edge, all underpinned by a subtle oak presence" - Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich Head Distiller.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose – Hugely floral, sun dried hay, coconut oil, buttercups and primrose. Vanilla fudge, porridge with golden syrup and a sweet citrus tang. Over time the coconut becomes stronger and dried apricot and sherbet come through more. A definitive American oak style, toasted oak and vanilla caramel hold the fruit from the spirit.
Palate – Like liquid velvet laced with coconut and citrus. Honeyed granola, toasted malt and mellow toasted oak take a hold of your palate. A classic Bruichladdich style, elegant and floral at first before allowing the oak to sweep in with pipe tobacco and fudge. A second sip brings some fruit, ripe pineapple, mango and hint of mint.
Finish – The finish shows a little more of the marine element of the maturation. A sea breeze with wood spice and fudge. The toasted oak goes the distance too and seems to bring along a little mango and aniseed to finish.
One of the great vintages of Bruichladdich.