Dram Review: Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series Bourbon: Hidden Glory 1985/32

[48.7%・32 Years Old・Distilled in 1985・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 4,200 Bottles]

Nose:

Somewhat char driven in a mix of honey and vanilla, pinch of sea salt to go with minerals, salted caramel, breakfast cereal and some cute bouquet fruits.

Palate & Finish:

Vanilla and custard apples, followed by a gush of honey, oak and peppery spices.  Sweet pineapples with some cinnamon and vanilla sugar seasoned strawberries as some minerals wash up.

Lingering notes of honey and minerals, just a subtle hint of brine in the background.

Thoughts:

Quite a pretty Bruichladdich in my view, even if it is debatable whether the double re-racking/finishing/ace-ing is entirely necessary.. there are noticeable benefits via the pleasing wine cask influence added but at the same time some costs are evident as well and not just in the purist sense..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas