Posts Tagged “Bruichladdich”

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 – The Single Malts of Scotland (55.4%) – And Some Bruichladdich Tidbits

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Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 – The Single Malts of Scotland (55.4%) – And Some Bruichladdich Tidbits

While not an official bottling of Bruichladdich, this is a good opportunity for me to relay some experiences from my visit at Bruichladdich last October. I won’t make this an extensive post, but I will make some observations: First, Bruichladdich is bringing back floor maltings for all Islay grown barley. When I visited in October,…

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 “All Islay” (54.6%)

It’s that time of year again when the nights are getting longer and we drop back into standard time (or ‘winter clock’ as they call it in Israel) and at long last, temperatures begin to enter a comfortable zone. Sadly it’s nowhere near “fireplace range” here, but we can always imagine it. That of course means…

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007, 8 Year Old – CC:01- Cognac Casks (57.8%)

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007, 8 Year Old – CC:01- Cognac Casks (57.8%)

Today is the Bruichladdich open day on Islay, and we celebrate it taking a look at the old Port Charlotte Distillery and with a tasting of a wonderful new Port Charlotte in Cognac casks. Port Charlotte Distillery was also known as the Lochindaal Distillery. It was established in 1829 and was operated under a succession…

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Port Charlotte Cuan-Àrd – Valinch 06 – Grenache Blanc Cask (58.6%) – Whisky Review

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Port Charlotte Cuan-Àrd – Valinch 06 – Grenache Blanc Cask (58.6%) – Whisky Review

With only a few exceptions, I like wine cask finishes and am usually intrigued by them. The evening I tasted this dram, I also tasted a Caol Ila matured in a Banyules wine cask, that I found not to my liking. Having mentioned that on social media, I seem to have somehow offended the wonderful people…

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Fèis Ìle Bruichladdich Open day – Tasting the Quadruple Distilled Octomore Discovery

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Fèis Ìle Bruichladdich Open day – Tasting the Quadruple Distilled Octomore Discovery

Day two of the Fèis Ìle takes us to Bruichladdich, where master distiller Jim McEwan will be retiring in July after 52 years in the whisky industry, a major part of them with Bowmore. He’s been with Bruichladdich since 2000, and has made the idea of terroir his signature. I’ll be seeing him in a masterclass together with…

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line of heavily peated whiskys is a favorite of peat heads. Keeping with the rather unique emphasis on terroir, the core expressions include the Scottish Barley and the Islay Barley (reviewed here), with the PC series serving an annual release which has migrated into travel retail specials in recent years (currently up…

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Bruichladdich, Islay Barley and the Port Charlotte Experience

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Bruichladdich, Islay Barley and the Port Charlotte Experience

Port Charlotte is a perennial favorite, progressively rising in age as the years go by.  However, following the concept of terrior, Bruichladdich has limited releases of their popular whiskies in a “local edition”, like the Octomore Islay Barley I reviewed here. This expression was part of the Bruichladdich tasting on the trade day at The…

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Octomore 06.3 Islay Barley – A Farmer, His Niece and A Whisky

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Octomore 06.3 Islay Barley – A Farmer, His Niece and A Whisky

I spent the last weekend catching up with all that’s new in the world of whisky at London’s The Whisky Exchange’s Whisky Show. The show runs for two days, with the third day being a trade day, a quieter, more relaxed day with time to chat with the people from the industry. There were also…

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Organic Scottish Barley – Not Bruichladdich’s Finest Hour

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Organic Scottish Barley – Not Bruichladdich’s Finest Hour

In the last post, I touted the lovely Black Art from Bruichladdich, mentioning that for me, once you move away from the “regular Bruichladdich” and get into the special editions or the peated ones, the lactic notes disappear and they become palatable. This post, however, visits the dark side of the distillery, which is a shame,…

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Black Art, Ninja Whisky and an Islay That Isn’t

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Black Art, Ninja Whisky and an Islay That Isn’t

I admit that I have a problem with Bruichladdich. On the one hand, this is a very prolific distillery with a large fandom, even among my close whisky friends. On the other hand, I can’t stomach (or nose, actually) the lactic baby spit-up aroma so characteristic of their “regular” products. Yet, I always am willing…

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