Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 92 points

Bruichladdich 16 First Growth Series Cuvée "D." Image courtesy Bruichladdich.This single malt was released in 2008 as one of six whiskies in Bruichladdich’s First Growth series, and was finished in Pessac Leognan casks from the legendary Chateâu Haut-Brion in Bordeaux after originally being matured in ex-Bourbon barrels. The nose is jammy with fresh berries, red grapes, and a hint of plums along with a nice maltiness and a slightly dusty character with a hint of flintiness. The taste is fruity with berry cobbler sweetness along with plums, raisins, subtle spices, and a hint of almond oil. The finish is long, subtle, and slightly floral with a lingering fruity sweetness. (November, 2019)