Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Bruichladdich is certainly a distillery lead by the willing to experiment. This Cuvée D is part of a series of 6 editions of 16 years old un-peated whisky that was aged in ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured in casks coming only from 1st growth estates in Bordeaux, in this case Chateau Haut-Brion from the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The series was quite successful when released but is now unfortunately discontinued.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, finished in ex-red Bordeaux casks
"When you think about the story behind the whisky, you cannot help but think that yes, definitely, you’re smelling hints of red wine. While this is true, the barley and citrus are coming through clearly as well. The saltiness found in the dram brings freshness to what is quite a rich and fruity whisky. The overall impression is that this is a very well balanced whisky, with the flavors complimenting each other nicely. "