Bruichladdich Distillery Review

(This distillery write-up was written by Toronto Whisky Society member Stephen Sheps. Another big thanks to him for sharing the experiences he had visiting Islay back in 2019!) Part 3 of my Islay Journey is a bit of out chronological order, but it was so good that it needed to be saved for last – Bruichladdich. I should probably preface this review with 2 caveats: … Continue reading Bruichladdich Distillery Review

Bruichladdich 12 2006 Maltbarn / Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 17 2001 Maltbarn

So I’ve used the picture above multiple times, and I guess I could have grouped these all together, but… Nah. We had two Bruichladdichs picked by Maltbarn. If they had picked an Octomore recently we may have had one of those too, and done all the Bruichladdich made. But we didn’t. Oh well. Up first we have the non-peated Bruichladdich of the lineup. It was… Continue reading Bruichladdich 12 2006 Maltbarn / Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 17 2001 Maltbarn

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 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

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