Lochindaal 2009, 61.7% ABV, Cask #Z09/R1000266, ABV distilled at Bruichladdich distillery in 2009, single cask, 500 ml
« Strike matches to light candles for the birthday cake, a creamy vanilla cheesecake with mango coulis served on a starched lace doily, wax slowly starting to drip onto ornate vintage candle holders, balloons floating above colourful party hats. »
Colour : Apple juice
Nose : Strawberry jam, mango coulis drizzled around vanilla cheesecake, raisin Danish pastry, pecan pie with a chocolate-coated base, dulce de leche ice cream, struck matches, rubber balloons, plus party hats made from paper, card and feathers, and starched lace doilies.
Palate : Soft mouthfeel that fills your palate with coal smoke giving way to rubber tyres and burnt strawberry jam in an aluminium pan before it opens up to vanilla cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut bars and beeswax candles.
Finish : Gentle smoke puffs and vintage plastic candleholders with birthday cake on the spikes.
Nose with water : Edinburgh rock, gentle smoke from a wood fire in an old pub with polished horse brasses hanging from the fireplace, a wicker basket with oak logs to the side, plus hops, oatcakes, Victoria sponge cake with vanilla essence, tinned peaches and tangerine segments, coconut ice and mango pudding.
Palate with water : Wood smoke, apple crumble with a burnt top, crème brûlée, crème caramel, slightly bunt Victoria sponge cake with a thick vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam filling, semi-melted chocolate buttons and rich hazelnut and chocolate spread on buttery brioche.
Finish with water : Water reveals larger smoke puffs with hazelnuts cake.