Berry Bros. & Rudd release spectacular whisky, and this one is no exception. 2001 vintage Bowmore, in what appears to have been a refill Bourbon cask. Giddy up.
Eye: Light gold
Nose: Honey, agave, ocean and light peaty smoke. Hints of lemon and vanilla with time. Light floral notes add to the overall complexity.
Palate: Waxy and fruity, almost sugary. The nose was quite misleading. I was expecting a salty more earthy style but this is gorgeous. Honeyed lemon, with a tiny bit of red apple. Floral bouquet is quite prominent but not like the 1980s stuff, which I am a very big fan of. This 'floral profile' is far softer than the 1980s whisky, but it works very well.
Finish: Oily but crisp, if that is a thing. Floral clay and honeyed malt ride this one out with a dash of salt. Peat really sits at the back here, which isn't a bad thing.
Age: 11yr's Old
Bottler: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Distillation Date: 2001
Bottling Date: 2013
Top dram by a top indie bottler. To go with this whisky I have chosen a Drum and Bass track by Camo and Krooked, fresh stuff. Enjoy.