Bruichladdich was perhaps my most least liked Islay distillery before it re-opened in May 2001 , the bottles that the previous owners released weren’t anything special . After the re-opening some fine examples of the spirit started to surface…….
The Sinnsear (Gaelic for Forefathers) was released in a Valinch size bottle (50cl) , made up from stock distilled on the 11/02/1988 and from ex-bourbon casks , the outturn was 1000 bottles at an abv of 50% . Straw in colour , this is a classic example of an aged (15yo) Laddie , the nose is very fresh with vanilla , creamy fudge and Green fruits (apples pears) with a drop of citrus thrown in for good measure . this literally Glides across the palate , a heady mixture of freshly cut meadows , green fruits and creamy fudge. Vanilla comes in at the end . It has a long and clean finish which lingers for quite a long time .
A Beautiful Laddie , from a time before they started acing the older stock . Excellent !