Posts Tagged “Bruichladdich”

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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