The main component of the Br7 release comes from 3 sherry hogsheads, and the marriage of 1 exbourbon barrel. Distilled in 2001, this Bruichladdich is beginning to show its age, as intense fruits and oaky vanilla notes intertwine.
Core FlavourDark chocolate, raisins and toffee
Cask detailsDistillates from 2001 matured in 3 sherry hogsheads and a bourbon barrel
NoseBlue cheese and dates with a glass of cream sherry to start, with a second course of cinder toffee sprinkled with boozy raisins. Notes of Teurgoule – Normandy-style rice pudding – slowly build.
PalateDried fruits and dark chocolate mingle with honeycomb and clotted cream. A touch of sea salt adds a savoury element to this rich and heavy malt.
FinishRum-soaked fruit cake leads, making for a long and warming finish which slowly fades into notes of toffee sauce.