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This is the new, NAS, version of Bruichladdichs un-peated distillate.
I smell floral seabreeze, like the faint salty breeze off of the ocean. Its not overwhelming, I dont feel like someone just poured saltwater in my face; its faint and delicate. Next, some honey and a little more salt followed by ever so faint vanilla. For such a light aroma, its intriguingly complex.
Theres a lot of floral notes followed by more sweetness, mostly that of honey. Theres a bit of salt but it fades quickly. Theres a bit of faint sherried notes, fruits, some clove, vanilla, floral waxed fruits, honey.
The finish is medium to long and very gentle for 100 proof. Theres a lot of honey, followed by some salt. On the way out, it leaves lingering floral impressions.
Its really impressive how theres such a wealth and diversity of notes and flavors in scotch that are completely foreign to bourbon. I know Bruichladdich is known for massive Octo peat, but Im rather enjoying this un-peated Islay expression.