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Bruichladdich 12 year old Second Edition

A delicious whisky full of flavor.  The nose has sweet malty vanilla notes, perhaps some salt and fruit as well.  A little prick of alcohol at 46% ABV as well.  The taste has a lot of vanilla, caramel and spices; pepper and cinnamon.  Some citrus and fruit notes (green apple?) as well, quite tart but not bitter.  Perhaps a little smoke in the spicy finish.  I think this stands up well to a little water, brings up the vanilla makes the mouth feel a little more creamy.  Not the richest whisky, but light and delicious, a great pre-dinner whisky. 

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': Yes