Swell De Spirits

Swell De Spirits Lochnidaal 2009 13 Year Old


This is available for pre-order, shipping early February 2023

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: Swell & Co Series #5

Distillery: Bruichladdich

Age: 13 years old

Distilled: 2009

Bottled: 2022 

Region: Islay, Scotland 

Spirit: Single malt scotch 

Cask Type: First fill bourbon barrel

Cask Ref: R1000/200-66

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 61.7%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 320 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

Lochnidaal 13 Year Old Tasting Notes

Without water

Colour: Apple juice

Nose: Strawberry jam, mango coulis drizzled around vanilla cheesecake. Raisin Danish pastry, pecan pie with a chocolate-coated base, dulce de leche ice cream. Struck matches, rubber balloons, plus party hats made from paper, card and feathers, and starched lace doilies.

Palate: Soft mouthfeel that fills your palate with coal smoke. Gives way to rubber tyres and burnt strawberry jam in an aluminium pan. Opens up to vanilla cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut bars and beeswax candles.

Finish: Gentle smoke puffs and vintage plastic candleholders with birthday cake on the spikes.

With water

Nose: Edinburgh rock, gentle smoke from a wood fire in an old pub with polished horse brasses hanging from the fireplace, a wicker basket with oak logs to the side. Hops, oatcakes, Victoria sponge cake with vanilla essence. Tinned peaches and tangerine segments, coconut ice and mango pudding.

Palate: Wood smoke, apple crumble with a burnt top, crème brûlée, crème caramel, slightly bunt Victoria sponge cake with a thick vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam filling. Semi-melted chocolate buttons and rich hazelnut and chocolate spread on buttery brioche.

Finish: Water reveals larger smoke puffs and hazelnuts.

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