Happy Sunday y’all. It’s Bruichladdich day in Feis Ile 2018 and the focus at the distillery today is on the Port Charlotte launch and range, with the masterclass focusing on PC as well.
However, I’ll review a straightforward Bruichladdich from the old regime – A 24 Year Old 1992 vintage bottled by Cadenhead under the small batch brand. Three bourbon hogsheads (#3431, 3432 and 3435) were filled in new make on 6th November 1992 and after 24 years of slumber were vatted and bottled late 2016 to create 588 bottles of this excellent fruity laddie.
Bruichladdich 1992 24 Year Old Cadenhead Small Batch (53.3%, ~€133.5)
Nose: Soft, fruity with oranges, melons and lemon zestiness. a bit of honey, creamy vanilla and baking spices. With water: Fruitier with more melons.
Palate: Spicy and fruity, melons, peaches, tropical, papaya, kiwi. Also some spices, white pepper, oak spices, nuts and almonds and some mint in the back ground. With water: goes easier on the fruitiness but stronger with the oak spices.
Finish: Medium length, lingering tropical cocktail, honey sweetness, pepper, cinnamon and oak spices.
Thoughts: This is good aged and fruity Laddie. There’ are fruits all over the place with the signature melons and other tropical fruits. Surprisingly it is still available if you can reach the Denmark Cadenheads Shop.