Bruichladdich 1998 Manzanilla Cask
Added on Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:16 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled July 1998.  An Oloroso edition of this exact same whisky is also available.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of vanilla beans and hay. Dry palate with a light fruity iced tea.  Had this after a number of darker/deeped sherried Islays and it was refreshing....I enjoyed it but still not really great by any means.  Finish was short. 
Nose was of a still room. Palate was sweet, but not a good sweetness, like bad white zin (I guess it's all bad). Finish was tart and bitter.  
N: A bit over-ripe and earthy.
P: Fruity and spicy.
F: Short and sweet.
A reasonably enjoyable whisky, but lacks character.  The low to moderately priced Bruichladdich offerings are all good, but in my experience so far, never great.   Worth trying, but don't buy the bottle to do it. 
Dirty bathwater 

Feeling hot hot hot.
Unfortunately, that's it.
Very one note.

Nose: ooh, fig newtons, passover jelly candies, dark fruit punch. Trace of sulfur. Palate: see nose. Really tasty and deeply figgy, dark red fruit flavors, toffee, and Turkish Delights (which I only know the taste of because so many Brit/Euro whisky reviewers commonly mention them; thus I admittedly sought them out). Sulfur hints in the background. Quite sweet and quite enjoyable. Finish is long.

Mildly complex and full of nice rich ruby-red fruits and toffee candy flavors. The closest thing to a B+ without being one. Hits my sweet tooth.  B/B+
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