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.