Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Thanks to /u/lol_oilers for sharing this dram If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Islay and make your way to Bruichladdich, then you’ll come across a group of distillery exclusive Valinch bottlings. Some of them will be named after the hard workers, some will by given Gaelic names that most of us will butcher, and all will be pricey. Usually for a good reason. I’ve never been… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MRC:01

Thanks to?/u/distillasian[+14]?for pouring me this sample. So picture this: You’re sitting at your desk, getting work done. You enjoy your job enough and making good time. My phone goes off, and there’s a ton of pictures. A friend of mine, let’s call him distillasian, is on Islay. And while I’m having a coffee with work, he’s meeting Dionysus, based on his excitement. Well, I elaborate.… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MRC:01

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MC:01

Travel retail typically gets a bad rap. And it’s from me as well, don’t act like I’m going to say otherwise. It’s typically used as a place where experiments that just didn’t make it belong. However every so often a company puts something there that perks us up. Previously Bruichladdich Port Charlotte CC:01 was one of them, their peated (but not as peated as Octomore)… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MC:01

Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 31 – Steven Vanbockrijck

Thanks to /u/bananavanman[ for pouring me a sample. So as some people know, I GM Pathfinder games. Or for those of you not down the collective rabbit hole of Pen and Paper Role Player Games, I play a version of Dungeon and Dragons that is similar to the third edition. So I’m the GM, or Game Master, and thus I do a bunch of talking, saying all… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 31 – Steven Vanbockrijck

Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 30 – Frazer Matthews

Thanks to /u/Bananavanman for pouring me a sample. Frazer Matthews is a tour guide at Bruichladdich. To you or me that may seem like a cool summer job, and frankly, most of us at our summer jobs didn’t end up with a bottle pick (or whatever the equivalent is of being a waiter, shelf stacker, or cement maker, in my case). No Frazer not only worked… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 30 – Frazer Matthews

Bruichladdich 22 1990 Micro-Provenance Château Latour

Thanks to /u/kinohead for pouring me a dram of this So I’m at this tasting. And I showed up late, what with working normal hours and curling or whatever my excuse was. Nonetheless, when I asked “what should I be drinking”, the list was… huge. Reckless abandon seems to be the name of this tasting. Thus a bottled used for a split was put in front of… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 1990 Micro-Provenance Château Latour

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives

Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample. Port Charlotte came up during a tasting the other day. We were discussing a new bottling of it from a different independent bottler, and someone mentioned that it was “the oldest Port Charlotte on the market”. When asked how old, the reply was “17-years-old”. Which makes everyone pause for a second. Port Charlotte is still fairly new, yet it’s become the… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives