bruichladdich

New designs and new expressions for Port Charlotte

2018-05-10

Bruichladdich Distillery have today announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. The self-proclaimed Progressive Hebridean Distillers will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. “Fans of the smoky Islay malt can be assured that the style of the spirit remains unchanged. Malting as before to a heavyweight 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in …

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4 Islay whiskies for non-peat freaks

2018-04-24

Maybe you thought Islay was all about peaty/smoky malts – I don’t blame you, you’ve probably been told so at a tasting, while touring a distillery or in a bar, and well… That’s mainly right. But did you know that Islay was also home to some exquisite unpeated whiskies (and that peated whiskies were produced elsewhere than on Islay ;)) ? Here are a few …

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Tasting the peatiest whisky in the world

2017-12-19

Earlier this year, the progressive distillers of Bruichladdich have released their Octomore Eights series, 4 heavily-peated whiskies following the path of their smoky predecessors but one of them took peat to a whole new level… Let’s have a look at Octomore 8.3, said to be the most peated whisky in the world with 309 PPM on the label ! (New to whisky and want to …

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My favourite whiskies for Summer

2017-07-17

So you may think whisky isn’t my go-to drink in Summer? You’re right! While I do enjoy a refreshing highball or a whisky + ginger ale + lime cocktail poolside on hot summer days, a neat glass of amber nectar isn’t necessarily appealing to me during warm days, and you know what? That’s ok! If you prefer a fresh beer or a nice glass of …

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10 whiskies to celebrate Feis Ile at home

2017-05-22

If like me, once again, you cannot attend whisky heaven (I mean, Feis Ile, Islay whisky festival for those who may not be familiar with this annual malted celebration) this year, I thought it could be a good idea to offer you a little “Feis Ile” selection around here so that we can all drown our sorrows together 🙂 As usual, click on titles for …

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

2017-03-02

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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My March Whisky Wishlist

2017-03-01

And here we go again: new month, new whisky wishlist! There’s been quite a lot of exciting new releases this past month, especially on the ever-growing Irish Whiskey category and from what I know, the lucky Irishmen aren’t willing to see this trend stop anytime soon… Expect some exciting things those next few months from the Emerald Isle! Anyway, let’s stop teasing and have a …

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Jim McEwan comes out of retirement and joins new Islay distillery

2017-02-01

World-renowned whisky distiller Jim McEwan has been appointed Production Director of Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay – 18 months after he retired. The Islay-born whisky industry icon, who has 53 years’ experience under his belt, has been hired by Hunter Laing & Co, the family-run Glasgow whisky company behind Ardnahoe, the first distillery to be built on Islay for more than a decade. Ardnahoe is being …

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Auction findings: 5 noticeable lots under the whisky hammer

2016-07-07

Full Disclaimer: This isn’t a secret for most of you, I have now been working as a whisky auctioneer for Catawiki since a few months, but no, this is not a sponsored article at all. I actually just thought that (and also because I received messages asking me for more information about this activity), after coming through a great amount of very nice/rare/old/tasty/noticeable bottles every …

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Weekly Review: Bruichladdich’s Laddie Eight & Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01

2016-05-27

A few weeks ago already (I know, I’m running late on my review schedule… Shhhh, you’re not without knowing GoT started again right a few weeks ago… Coincidence? I don’t think so!), Bruichladdich released two new travel retail expressions and I had the chance to receive a sample of both *insert sunglasses emoji here* – Let’s then review them!   First new release I’m reviewing today …

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