The Whisky Exchange Elements of Islay Br2 (distilled at Bruichladdich), 49.3%

Price: $88 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The second bottling from Bruichladdich in this range shows the ‘traditional‘ side of a distillery that is famed for the variety of its expressions. This, in other words, is Bruichladdich in its sweet, honeyed, gentle guise partnered with American oak to produce a mashed banana character, an unctuous palate, and a light touch of almond on the finish. Lovely. £55 (500 ml)