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Bruichladdich 3D3 Norrie Campbell

For peat lovers

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

17th Oct 2009


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Nose: like hanging over a chimney: big, powerful peat as you could expect. Burnt vanilla. Freshened up with some lovely notes of green apple juice and citrus. A bit grainy with hints of dry straw. Really dense and dark peat. Mouth: ashes, coal, peat smoke and sweet toffee. Big. Sweeter than on the nose, and although quite smokey, rather gentle at the same time. Interestingly, there are hardly any medicinal notes so it’s “clean” peat in a different way than Laphroaig or Ardbeg. Getting quite peppery. Finish: pepper again, toffee and of course lots of peat smoke.

It’s multi-layered, but also quite rough. The peat doesn’t allow much other flavours to shine through. There’s some mighty young Octomore together with fruity notes of the other Bruichladdich spirit and sweet sherry and madeira notes. For peat lovers and chain smokers only.

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galg commented

Ruben yes, i know you like subtle peat... I loved this one. but hey, i am a peat lover. for me, it's a great combo : the peat from the Octomore and PC, and that laddie sweetness, milky choclate/ baby milk thing going on.

it's relatively complex, and at a good price.

it's on my list of to buy. definitely.

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