27 Islay Aged Years
TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE
About the Product:
Distilled by an earlier generation of Bruichladdich stillmen, this unpeated Bruichladdich spirit lay untouched in our loch-side warehouses for 17 short years. In a risky turn, the former Master Distiller transferred this already precious spirit into the finest French oak casks from Bordeaux of the very highest provenance. Just 12,000 bottles of the Bruichladdich HB’90 are available exclusively through Global Travel Retail. Each is individually numbered and bottled at a cask strength of 49.5% alc. Vol.
AROMA – Initially sweet red fruit – cherry, strawberry then dried fruit – raisin, date and apricot syrup. Candied orange peel and lemon balm. Through the fruit comes chocolate, toast- ed oak, roasted hazelnuts and a briny note like salted honey. The boiled sweet notes of strawberry and orange are constant and the toasted oak gives depth to the nose.
TASTE – After the luscious notes on the nose this is surprisingly light and elegant on the palate. The so texture holds a depth of flavour, again dominated by boiled sweet style fruit but the French oak gives structure and balance with its tannins. There is roasted coffee, amaretto, apricot and toasted malty bread show the presence and depth in the oak.
FINISH – Chocolate, amaretto, a hint of spicy clove then rose petal come through as the fruit fades. Last is the wonderful note of toasted oak, gentle yet firm on the palate.