One of the bottles I picked up as part of my 2016 Scotland trip when I visited the Bruichladdich distillery. The Micro-Provenance Series as Bruichladdich describes it is:
“An ongoing exploratory series of single casks, specially selected to examine the evolutionary influences on maturing Islay Single Malt Whisky – the variables of age, vintage, wood, barley, storage, humidity, heat and marine climate – the very essence of provenance.”
Name: Cask Evolution Exploration 2006
Bottle Size: 70cl
Price: £70 I think
Taste: Hot! creamy, dry, vegital, slight sweetness, spicy
Finish: Medium, dry
In conclusion then, awesome! The nose could be better in truth, pleasant but not quite complex enough for me given it is a savouring whisky. The palate however is all sort of awesome. There is plenty going on but it is really well balanced too so there are not too many overpowering qualities going on. There were lots of options to choose from at the distillery and I’m just glad that the one I chose was a good’n.