Review #112 | /r/Scotch Review #43 – Bruichladdich Waves
The Schtick: Another funky one off from Bruichladdich in their Elements series (Rocks, Waves, etc)
ABV: 46% ABV
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Nose: Smoke and vanilla, custard and meringue, lemon and heavy cream. Really interesting nose and I like how the smoke and sweet mingle among one another
Taste: Sweet, creamy vanilla. Fruit snacks. Lemon pie. Smoke kicks in swiftly with a healthy dose of laddie brine. Icing follows. Really funky balance of dessert and smoke.
Finish: Medium and smokey. The smoke really settles in here and the classic Bruichladdich bbq bacon notes strike as well. There’s some sweet here as well but it’s mostly a smoke fest.
Overall: This is a really unique dram and I like it a lot. This is one expression I wish had not gone away. The nose is all smoke and the palate is all sweets and fruit and it continues to keep me guessing.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect