Category Archives: Bruichladdich

2x Port Charlotte 2008, Head to Head once more

After the recent Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Head to Head, I decided to give these two Port Charlotte whiskies the same treatment. Both are bottled by Dutch whisky clubs, one by 12 Barrels, one by WGM. Both are distilled in … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 8, 2011-2019, Bourbon Cask #150, 65.8% – Lady of the Glen

I doubt if I ever had a dram from Lady of the Glen before. Probably, but not one I remember without doing more research into old tasting notes. Anyway, it’s a bottler, like there are many. Even though there are … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 11, 2007-2019, Cask 3355, 63.8% – 12 Barrels

12 Barrels is not really a bottler of the traditional type. It’s actually a club of mutually interested friends who happened to buy several casks when casks were still sort-of affordable, and available. In the past they’ve released some very … Continue reading

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Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 27, 1992-2020, Refill Sherry Butt, 42% – The Maltman

I don’t really try whiskies from the Maltman that often. It’s one of those bottlers that I know exists and releases rather high-scoring drams, most of the time. But when push comes to shove I often have to make a … Continue reading

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Port Charlotte 14, 2004-2019, 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead, 53.4% – Dramfool for Feis Ile 2019

Peat and sherry always works. Almost always at least. And when a dram get vetted for use in Fiddler’s Advent Calendar, you know you’re in for a treat. A sample bottle this dark with a lovely whiff of briny smoke … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 7, 2011-2019, 50%

Before you start nagging, this whisky indeed states that it’s six years old. But, being distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2019, it can only be 6 years old if they kept it in plastic, steel or glass for a … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 2003-2017, 14yo, Bourbon Barrel MoS 17015, 56.8% – Malts of Scotland

I’m not alone in this, although there are many who aren’t exactly agreeing with me too. I generally really love Bruichladdich with a bit of age, from a bourbon cask. I know I can count on a lot of nodding … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 16, 2003-2020, 51.7% – Malts of Scotland

Over the years I have developed a soft spot for Bruichladdich. Especially ‘normal’ Bruichladdich. Normal Bruichladdich without the heaps of peat from Octomore and, to a lesser extent, Port Charlotte. Normal Bruichladdich without the exponential amount of weird casks used … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 27, 1998-2016, 50.2% – Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

I love Cadenhead’s and I love Bruichladdich. Not everything from both these places is awesome, but when Bruichladdich comes from a ‘normal’ cask, my level of trust rises. I got this when it came out years ago and have slowly … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 2003-2018, Syrah Cask, 63.3% – Valinch 33

Last year on April 5th I would have sworn I’d never buy a Bruichladdich wine cask ever again. I’ve had some in the past and they were pretty shit. Then, in the week after I went to Islay and we … Continue reading

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