This review focuses on an exceptional Bruichladdich which was distilled in 2004, matured initially in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a first fill sherry hogshead for an extended period of secondary maturation then bottled at a cask strength abv of 59.5% in 2019.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Bruichladdich 2004 14 Years Old (59.5% abv)
Nose: A blast of rancio and savoury hints, followed by hints of leather, dark chocolate, farmy hints, dark sherry and dried fruits. Palate: Rich, velvety and dense. The sherry takes on a savoury hint and is followed by dark chocolate, leather, sour cherries, oak and ground cinnamon. Gets sweeter with time. Finish: Medium to long finish, with the leather, rancio and drying oak bringing things to a close.
This expression is available in extremely limited quantities by the dram at The Single Cask.