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Bruichladdich XVII 17 Year Old

Bittersweet Brookie

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

7th Jun 2010


Bruichladdich XVII 17 Year Old
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Today I’ll be trying three Brookies H2H. All three are thus from the famous Bruichladdich distillery on the island of Islay. I’ll start off with the XVII, the regular 17 Year Old.

This one smells wonderfully soft, fresh and clean. Immensely fruity too. Caramel inundated with melon, pear and green appels, coating with some honey. There is even a little bit of banana to be found with a touch of coconut.. Wonderful nose!

On the palate this one is very creamy and the balance between the oaky notes (vanilla) and the fruity notes (and nuts) is simply breathtaking.

The finish is short and drying, bittersweet with a touch of salt at the death.

No two ways about it, this is a grand Bruichladdich (about 60 EUR).

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dbk commented

Three helpful reviews! Despite the 8.5 scores on all three, it sounds as if this one ("the regular 17 Year Old) was your favourite of the trio.

Sadly, none of these are available in Ontario or Québec, where I do most of my shopping. I do have a few trips to the US planned this summer, however...

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markjedi1 commented

Ah, yes, the scoring trouble. In fact, I gave this one 85/100, the Rum Cask 83/100 and the Black Art 80/100.

14 years ago 0

Stu_R commented

Nice review Mark, Im realy pleased you enjoyed this one. Seems we saw this laddie in much the same vein.

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