A 12 year old peated whisky from Bruichladdich distillery, Oileanach furachail translates as something like ‘attentive islander’. This is a reference to Adam Hannett’s apprenticeship under Jim McEwan since 2016.
Nose: Rounded nutty smoke, citrus, blueberry, old fashioned sweets and honeycomb.
Palate: Mouthcoating smoked dates, poached pear, lemon curd, brown sugar and porridge.
Finish: Malt loaf and plum wine.
Overall: Peated, with Sherry influence, but distillery character still comes through.
Bruichladdich whiskies always deliver what I have come to expect from them – awesome drams that reward so handsomely when you spend time and patience on them. I have been struggling to get my hands on a bottle of PC12 but finally was successful and boy was it worth the wait and trouble! The sherry influence takes the ”standard” PC 10yo to a magnificent new level. The ABV leaves much room for water, but really only a few drops are needed to release the serpent. If I could give this 12 out of 10 stars I would. Malt heaven!