Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1986/30

Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1986/30

Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1986/30, 30 YO,

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Here is another release from the recent Rare Cask Series from Islay distillery Bruichladdich. I have previously reviewed the Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1985/32 (see review). This Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1986/30 is obviously 30 years old.

Here is the official blurb:

First filled into Oloroso butts in 1986, this spirit lay untouched in our loch-side warehouses until 2012 [already 26 years old], when our then master distiller Jim McEwan decided to supercharge this sublime single malt by filling it into our privileged parcel of Pedro Ximenez butts from winemaker Jan Pettersen at Bodega Fernando de Castilla.

You can still get a bottle of the in Norway at NOK 6 200 (10635701).

Nose: Delightful sherry notes. This is a dram that caresses the nose. Deep, refined and lovely notes of dried fruits and red berries. A touch of mustard seeds and tomato plant. Figs, dates and rich honey. Faint memories of a bicycle tire repair kit.

Taste: Rich and big. Dry and spicy. Pepper, and again figs and dates. Dark chocolate and honey.

Finish: Very long finish. Still lots of dark chocolate, now with a rich filling of cherry liqueur. Earthy. Rich and sticky honey. The sherry notes are ever present.

Comment: Wow! If you your whisky sherry matured you will love this.

Score 90/100

Sláinte!
- Thomas


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Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series 1985/32

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