Review #82 | /r/Scotch Review #32 – Bruichladdich Rockside Farm Islay Barley
The Schtick: This is a release from Bruichladdich that is aged for 6 years. It is made from Barley grown on Islay at Bruichladdie’s Rockside Farm.
ABV: 50% ABV
Age: 6 Years
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Honey followed by brine and nice smokiness
Taste: Custard, vanilla sweetness with more smoke. There’s some briney notes in the tail end.
Finish: Far longer than I expected. The finish starts bacon/briney and then moves into smoke and finishes sweet. Far exceeds my expectations based on the nose and the palate.
Overall: This is a fun and educational look at some of Bruichladdich’s different production methods. It also helps that it is delicious.
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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