Bruichladdich 20 (Cadenhead’s Small Batch 1993) Review

This is a 20 year ex-bourbon Bruichladdich that’s bottled at 51.9% ABV.

Nose: Putty and seaweed up front with anise, cinnamon, honey, and rice noodles.

Palate: Heavy flour/damp noodles here with briny oak and chamomile. After a bit sweeter, more bourbon like flavors emerge with vanilla, brown sugar, and buttercream frosting.

Finish: Waxy malt with floral notes and nice level of oak linger.

Rating: 84/100 – A solid ex-bourbon no-frills Bruichladdich.

Value for the money: These Cadenhead’s small batches tend to be a very good value. This one retailed around $140 I believe which is a bit high – would like to see this closer to $100-$120.

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