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[15 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,158 views]
7 Year Old Quadruple-Distilled Octomore – Feis Ile 2014

This year’s funky Feis Ile bottling prize has to go to Bruichladdich, who have always been the quirky guy on the block when it comes to crazy finishes, and unique bottlings. Octomore is ridiculously peated anyways, add a Quad distillation process!!!  and what do you get? you get an Ultra peated whisky at almost 70% ABV… which started its …

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[2 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,498 views]
Port Charlotte PC11 (Travel Retail edition)

Bruicladdich released this PC11 along with Octomore 6,2 (watch this space for tasting notes coming soon!) a few months back to the travel retail market. This is the first time Port Charlotte or Octomore are sold there AFAIK, but there is a catch : They did not release it to the UK travel retail market ,perhaps because of the very …

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[13 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,470 views]
Tasting Port Charlotte PC10

It’s time for an OB Port Charlotte tasting note isnt’t it? the last time I’ve posted such a tasting note it was for the lovely PC7. Since then I’ve tasted the PC9 (no notes, just for fun) and a few indie PCs  (here and here ) which were crackers. I love this profile of highly peated Laddie, one notch before …

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[23 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,311 views]
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007

After the excellent Octomore 6,1 I had great expectations from the other new releases and this was a good surprise as well. I am not sure how Islay barley differs from “normal” barley, but All i can say is that, this whisky although It’s fairly young did impress me quite a bit. Usually I find that I prefer the peated …

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[8 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,106 views]
Octomore 6.1 Scottish barley–the new Peat monster?

I’ve been following Octomore since it’s early days a few years ago, when I started drinking more and more peated Islays and was looking for tons of peat. My palate has changed since then, and I tend not to drink that much RAW peat, and usually go for less peaty drams, but I always have a warm corner in my …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,119 views]
Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old

Longest name EVER for a dram? Probably. (and thank to PS for the idea and dram).
This is the fourth in the Laddie First Growth series, aged for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks, then finished in Pessac-Léognan(Chateau Haut-Brion) [ex wine] casks. Another experiment from the Laddie in esoteric wine cask finished, and frankly? It’s rather nice. You never know with those …

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[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,717 views]
Bruichladdich The Organic (Multi Vintage)

Been quite some time since I reviewed any OB Bruichladdich , and this young Laddie is something i have been meaning to try for some time. It’s basically quite young NAS (But should be something between 6 and 8 years old). This Organic started me thinking about the importance of Barley and variations of barley in the whisky making process: …

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[2 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,222 views]
Quick Dram: SMWS 23.71 ‘A cheese Baord in surgery’–Bruichladdich

Another one from Sjoerd’s SMWS bottle share, this time a 9 year old Ladie bottled at a whopping 65.9%, not for those who appreciate delicate malts, eh?

SMWS 23.71 ‘A cheese Baord in surgery’–Bruichladdich , 9yo , 65.9%
Nose: Signature Laddie no doubt here. Baby vomit, peat and powerful mix of herbal and fruity notes with medicinal qualities such as ER or …

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[23 May 2012 | No Comment | 1,900 views]
Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 : Comus

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the peatiest of them all?
We’re back in the peat wars, and the newest addition of Bruichladdich is this Octomore 4.2 “Comus”, rated at a whopping 167 ppm.As you know I’ve passed the “Bring all the peat you an to me” stage, many of whisky lovers go through at some time or other in their …

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[27 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 3,402 views]
Tasting the ‘New’ Laddie 10 year old

So, here comes the post about the much awaited Laddie 10. The first bottling of a 10 year old distilled after the distillery was “resurrected” so to speak. I was really keen on trying it and got a bottle even before i sampled it, seeing raving reviews from Serge(whiskyfun), and others. Today I’ve spotted another enthusiastic review by John Hansell  …