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Reviewing Bruichladdich’s Octomore 10 years old (2nd edition)


A few months ago (nope, no need to tell me how late I am on my review schedule… shhh), Bruichladdich revealed its Troïka of Tens, including a new Laddie Ten bottling, a Port Charlotte 10 and… the all-mighty Octomore! While I really enjoyed the first 2, I wanted to tell you more around here about this latest expression (I know many of you are die-hard peatyheads so…). …

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How would a “Brexit” impact the UK Whisky Industry?


Despite its tweeds-and-tartan image, whisky is anything but a cottage industry. It actually is Britain’s largest food and drink export by far, worth more than 4 billion pounds ($5.8 billion) annually and directly employing 10,000 people at 115 distilleries in Scotland (and even more if you add English, Welsh and Northern Irish distilleries to the bill). Britain has always had a mixed relationship with Europe …

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Dream Dram: Reviewing Bruichladdich’s Octomore 7.4 – Virgin Oak


In 2008, the distilling team at Bruichladdich quietly laid down another “what if?” project in the far corner of their 1845 Port Charlotte warehouses. “What if we put 167ppm Octomore spirit into virgin oak casks? What would the combination of smoke-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from the great French oak forests of Allier produce?” This was uncharted territory, the first time that spirit …

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#LaddieMP3: A tasting night with Bruichladdich


TERROIR MATTERS “Bruichladdich pride themselves on their ingredients, far beyond the point that their marketing and PR teams would ask them to. Their philosophy is based on traceability and terroir – whether you believe it exists for whisky or not – and not only do they want to track everything they can about their whiskies, but they pass that information on to the people who drink them, a relevant …

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