Bruichladdich
Rare Cask Series Bourbon: Hidden Glory 1985 (32 year old) 48.7%

Age: 30-35 yrs
ABV: 48.7
Bottle size: 70
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A vatting of the last 22 casks from 1985
27 years in Third Fill Bourbon Hogsheads and Barrels, re-casked in 2012 (5 years) in First Fill Bourbon Barrels and finished in 2017 for 3 months in ex-Claret casks
Dist: 1985 Btl: 2017
Tasted: Mar 2018
The nose opens with a subtle red winey fruit note, followed by coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of orange, vanilla, baked apple, malt, pecan, walnut, marzipan, salt, vanilla and rock salt rise from the glass. An ethereal and stunning nose!

The palate is full and malty with a lovely mature baked apple note mingling with some sexy, juicy redcurrant/ cherry. The palate slowly unwinds to show honey, marzipan, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and subtle toffee. There's a lovely citrus burst on the middle and the finish is exceptionally long, with earth, peat smoke, dark honey, gritty coffee'd tannins, sandalwood and toffee. Stunning stuff!

See my review in Episode 260 of the Good Dram Show - https://youtu.be/S7h2KWhkv3c

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