Bruichladdich Carmel Kosher Cask 1989
Added on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $150 Availability: Specialty Stores
Aged 18 years in bourbon casks; finished in Kosher wine casks from Carmel winery in Israel. 
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Almost sherry-like quality up front; lightly spicy. Very spirity despite the ABV, just surprisingly sharp, big and bold. Some brine and toffee. 

 

P: Quite hot even at 46%; medium mouthfeel. Light vanilla sweetess, gets hotter but has no nuance to it. Kind of a stewed vegetable body as well.

 

F: Big alcohol kick with vanilla, medium wood, and a bourbon-like caramel sweetness.

 

A little water settles this down, but this is definitely one of the more forgettable Bruichladdich finished whisky experiments. This, like some of those early ones, seems a lot hotter than it should be.  

 
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