Adam Hannett’s rendition of Bruichladdich’s unpeated expression. 

These tasting notes were first published in our sponsored story on Bruichladdich.

The unpeated Islay single malt that started it all returns for a second outing and progresses from the 46 per cent abv of 2011 to this year’s 50 per cent abv. This release features trickle-distilled spirited matured in first-fill bourbon – the distillery’s trademark – plus liquid rested in old sherry and French wine casks.

Tasting notes Lemon, tropical fruit, dried fruit, floral notes, wisps of smoke.

Mood Mischievous, coy, flirtatious, gregarious, eager, enthusiastic, tireless. There’s nowhere quite like Islay, it is a special place, and this whisky – so influenced by the place and its people – takes you right there. The Islay soul is in this spirit.