The Single Cask Whisky Review #80: The Single Cask Bruichladdich 2009 8 Years Old

July 22, 2018

The Single Cask Whisky Review #80: The Single Cask Bruichladdich 2009 8 Years Old

This week's review focuses on the next expression in a series of reviews devoted to the new arrivals within The Single Cask range, and we continue with a rather exceptional Bruichladdich!

This expression was distilled in 2009, matured for 8 years in a bourbon cask before being bottled at a cask strength abv of 55.9% by The Single Cask.

So, let's dive right into the review!

The Single Cask Bruichladdich 2009 8 Years Old (Bottled at 55.9% abv)

Colour: Bright gold

Nose: Initial entry presents a nice hit of barley, followed by lemon, sea salt, oak and honey. With time, the barley and lemon become the dominant notes and the sea salt underpins both aspects rather nicely.

Palate: Initial entry presents a pronounced barley note, followed by sea salt, lemon, oak, white pepper and green leaves. With time, the lemon becomes more pronounced and intermingles very nicely with the barley and sea salt.

Finish: Long and lingering on the finish, with the barley, lemon, sea salt and oak hints working in concert to bring things to a warm and enjoyable end.

Balance: A rather easy-drinking and enjoyable dram which develops over time in the glass to provide a multitude of complexities, which is rather surprising considering its relative youth. The mouthfeel is oily for the most part but does become slightly drying over time.

This expression is available for purchase by the dram or as a part of a flight for in-bar consumption, as well as by the bottle for either in-bar or retail/takeaway purposes. Please approach our friendly staff for more information and they will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you have have.

Written By Brendan Pillai for The Single Cask Singapore

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