This cask strength Micro-provenance bottle, matured full term in a Sauternes cask was my first Dream Dram at Whisky Birmingham 2015 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club.
Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.
Citrus (lemony), slight hint of salt giving an almost seaweed quality to it.
Thick syrupy texture, a mixture of vanilla and citrus with a hint of salt.
A surprisingly smokey finish building to a salty palate at the end.
A very good whisky and certainly one worthy of the title “Dream Dram”.
From Bruishladdich website:
DISTILLED IN 2004, BOTTLED IN 2014. FULL TERM MATURATION ON ISLAY IN A SINGLE CASK WHICH PREVIOUSLY HELD ONE OF THE FINEST SAUTERNES WINES IN THE WORLD.
The Micro Provenance series is unique to Bruichladdich and is conceived as an exploration into cask evolution, each individually picked by master distiller Jim McEwan to explore the fine nuances of the Bruichladdich whisky and the effects of warehousing, oak, cask and micro-climate on maturing spirit.
It is available exclusively online via Bruichladdich.com.
Number of bottles: 313