This is one of the new Elements of Islay releases from a 'mystery' distillery labelled 'Bw.' I'll give you one guess.
This was distilled in 2001 and matured in four Sherry butts.
Colour: Dark Amber
Nose: BBQ sauce and heavy Sherry, malt, pommegranate, nice florals, powdered sugar on overdone doughnuts. Gristy.
Taste: Soft, silky then big Sherry and malty smoke, grows bigger again, slight BBQ, fig and date.
Finish: Long length. Goes in a completely different direction. Really fruity and sweet to end, sweet fig, some raisin, then drier with some oak.
This is obviously overly Sherried but remains very interesting with some interesting notes.
Thanks for reading!
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Whisky Network Review #521
Network Average: 74.2
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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