Belgian bottler Klubb23 selected this cask of Bruichladdich for the Dram Brothers Whisky Society Grand Duchy of Luxembourg... that's a mouthful, right? It contains a young Laddie that matured in a Rivesaltes cask. For those who are not familiar with it: that's a French dessert wine from Rousillon, near Narbonne and Perpignan. Not far from the Mediterranean, that is. The earthy notes and stable scents that I often associate with Bruichladdich are certainly present here, but are neatly embellished with the intense sweetness of the wine. Candied fruit, grapes and grapefruit. The whole is nicely balanced by a soft salty touch and some wood spices. Well balanced nose that really makes my mouth water. On the palate, it is the dessert wine that takes the reins, with very sweet and fruity notes (there are some plums and raisins), but it leaves plenty of room for the typical somewhat maritime character of Bruichladdich. The medium finish starts sweet (candy syrup!), passes through salt and ends in a sweet and sour note like from pink grapefruit, wrapped in a smoky jacket. Excellent! A blissful pleasure whisky that also goes very well with a cheese platter, really. ‘Ganz lecker Saachen’, they would say in Luxembourg.