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Bruichladdich Links Carnoustie 14yo

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Topic: Bruichladdich Links Carnoustie 14yo
Posted By: scotchdrinker
Subject: Bruichladdich Links Carnoustie 14yo
Date Posted: 05.02.2009 at 16:35
Bruichladdich Links Carnoustie 14yo

The next in Bruichladdich's golf course series, released to coincide with the Open Championship. Matured in bourbon than red wine casks (from Chateau Haut Brion). A release of 12,000 bottles.

Color: Dark cherry red with a tint of brown. Not too dark still translucent in a way as whisky can be. The legs were not very thick and didnt coat the side of the glass for long.

Nose: Smokey, at first smell I thought I wasn't going to like by how smokey it was, almost peaty. But, I waited a few minutes and the smokiness mellowed out and it was quite nice. A little sweet and fruity but not so much that you thought you were smelling a desert wine.

Taste: It was a nice balance of smoke and fruitiness, when I smelled it I thought I wasn't going to like it because of how smokey it seemed to smell. I am not a fan of peaty whiskies and from the reviews I had read of this I thought I wasn't going to like it, they all said peaty and let me tell you I didn't feel much peat in it.

Finish: I really didn't notice the finish/aftertaste I don't think it was very lingering, it was similar to the rest of the dram from what I remember but it was short.

Comments: This was my first Bruichladdich I have had, I found it to be very enjoyable. I would recommend it to someone who wants to try something new and hasn't already. I would like to find something else very similar to it to have. I am always open to suggestions.



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