After Bruichladdich released their Blacker, Redder and Golder Still I decided to lovingly call this baby the Bluer Still. I believe it was the first release of their own distillate without also using old stocks, which made it kind of special.
At 7 years old it was a pretty young dram. Was, since the bottle is empty and gone. Nicely enough by the formerly fiercely independent Hebridean distillers they didn’t make it an extra special rare release and this was available under € 40.
Young with a lot of cereal and barley. Light straw and even lighter grass. Some lemon too, with shortbread. Rather simple, and a tad salty. Nice though.
Quite sharp, the youngness of the whisky shines through in that. Again the lemon, but with a more doughy edge to it. Also small hints of oak with some random spices.
The finish goes very light very quickly with heaps of shortbread, old apples and of course more barley. There’s a bit more fruitiness to the finish.
For the price and the age, a very good example of what young whisky can be. A very nice daily dram that doesn’t get too dull after the entire bottle. A few more years will shear off the edges, but even with some sharp hints it’s very drinkable. Good stuff, I really enjoyed it!
Bruichladdich Resurrection Dram, 7 years old, OB, 46%, bourbon casks, still available at The Whisky Exchange for £ 39.95!