Dram Review: Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series Sherry: The Magnificent Seven 1986/30

[44.6%・30 Years Old・Distilled in 1986・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 4,200 Bottles]

Nose:

Some subtle farmy characters in play, brown sugar blanketing wee minerals and a tinge of herbal notes.  Crystallised honey and vanilla sugar brushed over pinewood as a intriguing woody incense burns in the background, slowly emitting aromas of molasses rubbed on oily barbecued brisket..

Palate & Finish:

Gooey figs and a hefty woodiness seasoned with honey and icing sugar, the rounded sweetness is substantial and elevated by minerals and sea salt, the hint of Ibérico saltiness swirls with essence oil from burnt oranges.

Soft brown sugar and toffee crisp in the finish, tailing off with some slightly earthy café au lait..

Thoughts:

The combo-casking of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez really intensified the experience, making it a much more of a substantial affair with the two Sherry types complimenting each other.

A really well done Sherried Laddie in my opinion and a luxury to be able to gamble with the finishing like that.  Close to a two star..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas