Review #86 | /r/Scotch Review #33 – Bruichladdich Rocks
The Schtick: This is a red wine finished unpeated expression from Bruichladdich. Non chill filtered and natural color.
ABV: 46% ABV
Maturation: Finished in red wine casks
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Honey, brine, some light floral fruit and some sweet cream. Pretty lactic, as I find most Bruichladdich spirit to be.
Taste: Thin mouth feel but light, briney and sweet. There’s fruit and a hint of wine followed by more hay, honey and brine.
Finish: Medium, more salty grain, followed by one last round of wine sweetness.
Overall: Personally, I enjoy this dram. It’s not as wine-forward as I was hoping but all in all, I think it’s solid. It’s kind of a niche whiskey though and I can’t say that I come home everyday and think to myself, “Rocks is the whiskey for tonight” but when I”m in the mood, it’s enjoyable.
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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