Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 14 Taigh-Bathair Bannaichte

Thanks to /u/ForbiddenWaffle for pouring me this dram. So you’re at the Bruichladdich distillery. And you’ve done one of their amazing tours. You walk into the little gift shop at the end. Love a little shop. This isn’t filled with the usual knickknacks though. Instead, it has to pour your own samples. If you happened to be there in 2017, you could have poured Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 14 Taigh-Bathair Bannaichte

Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the first two drams! There’s this weird thing I have with Octomore. I’ve reviewed a lot of them. And admittedly, living in Ontario, the part of Canada that hates alcohol that isn’t beer or wine (officially, the people still like it, but they are heathens), I started late, only ever seeing the 6th batch before anything else. So on some level, they are… Continue reading Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan

Thanks to /u/forbiddenwaffle for pouring me a sample of this. I attempt to go into every review without any knowledge of the whisky. Typically just what the name tells me. However in the case of Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan… let’s just say that’s not happening. To start, Bruichladdich releases single casks for each of the crew that works there. These are available at the… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan

Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this dram. Whisky nerds end up being odd in that they learn about other casks through what their favourite dram was put into. Well, other than bourbon-only fans. As different casks are used (when they are allowed), we’re introduced to what they did to the cask and then what happens when that specific cask mixes with whisky. It’s all quite fun.… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados

Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me a sample. Another day in November, another Bruichladdich. Granted I’m not going to be posting this in November, however, it’s time to get some work done and do some reviews. I’m slacking! Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection is up next in the “wow stop hoarding Bruichladdich samples and just review them already” bounty. I personally have enjoyed the cask… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection

Bruichladdich 23 1992 Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection

Thanks to /u/Theslicknick6 for pouring me a sample. More! I demand more Bruichladdich! I don’t really ever want to be a completionist on Bruichladdich. It was brought up the other day on a whisky discord, and I had to think about it. Part of me would love to point to some aspect of their releases and say “Yeah, I’ve done a bunch of those”. And in some… Continue reading Bruichladdich 23 1992 Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection

Bruichladdich 12 Micro-Provenance 2006 Rivesaltes KWM

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me a sample of this. Picking casks isn’t easy. As someone who’s only had to pick from stuff that others have picked that were then picked from other people, I’ve been lucky. That many levels of distillation, much like whisky, means I’m less on the hook. Which brings us to Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance 2006 Rivesaltes KWM. Someone from Kensington Wine Market went to Bruichladdich,… Continue reading Bruichladdich 12 Micro-Provenance 2006 Rivesaltes KWM

Bruichladdich 16 First Growth Cuvee B: Pauiliac (Chateau Latour)

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this sample. Bruichladdich has a lot of releases. And there’s a lot of casks that have been independently bottled. Then you have the fact they are on Islay, so you have Feis Ile releases, and let’s not forget they have single cask offerings at Scotch Mecca as well. As such, I’ve reviewed quite a few Bruichladdich whiskies. I’m not the top… Continue reading Bruichladdich 16 First Growth Cuvee B: Pauiliac (Chateau Latour)

Bruichladdich Warehouse Experience

After Lagavulin, we ate a lovely lunch at the Islay Hotel, where we ended up getting seated beside and chatting with an Australian that had made the trip to Islay on his own. Happily full and ready to go, we were off on the 40-minute drive to Bruichladdich. As this was my wife’s first time driving on this trip, I was understandably nervous and sober … Continue reading Bruichladdich Warehouse Experience

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC6 Cuairt-Beatha

If you’ve been following, we ended up having drams at /u/xile_ place. After a lengthy break, due to ending with a very peated dram, we had dinner, had some coffee, cleared up our tongues, and then decided to have one more. None of us drove. We had a DD. Because we’re not idiots. I completely missed out on large releases of Bruichladdich. Why? Because I didn’t work… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC6 Cuairt-Beatha

Bruichladdich Octomore 08.2

Thanks to /u/throzen for pouring a sample of this for me. A long time ago (by whisky standards, not by, you know, adult standards), the Island known as Islay (which means Island in Gaelic, thus being redundant) decided they needed to know who was the peatiest whisky. Some of the distilleries ignored this call to action, as let’s be honest, while it’s funny, it’s also a dick… Continue reading Bruichladdich Octomore 08.2

Bruichladdich 18 1989 Kosher Wine Finish [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the mystery sample! Your friends teach you good habits, and bad. I’ve had friends who’ve taught me to clean up, to fold my clothing, and to respect myself. I’ve had friends who’ve taught me to talk behind others backs and generally be a bad person. It’s give and take. Recently one of the “bad” habits I’ve picked up is seeing who, in the… Continue reading Bruichladdich 18 1989 Kosher Wine Finish [MYSTERY]