For my eighth review, I will be showcasing the TEN (yes, I said TEN) whiskies that I had the privilege of trying at Bruichladdich during my visit. The whiskies are as follows: 1) Bruichladdich 22 Years Old PX – The Laddie Valinch 09. James McColl (50.7% abv) 2) Bruichladdich 1985 Bourbon Cask Sample (50.2% abv, […]Read more "Whisky Review #8: Bruichladdich"
The 8th and final distillery in my series focuses on Bruichladdich, which as previously mentioned is a highly celebrated distillery with quite an interesting history and has produced some stellar bottlings old and new. Bruichladdich is located on the South-Western side of Islay in an area known as the Rhinns. The distillery itself is located […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #8: Bruichladdich"
After we had left Jim’s office, we made our way back to the distillery shop and waited for our tour to start. Mary informed us that usually the warehouse tour would be conducted by her and that the cost was £25 per person. However, she had previously broken her leg after slipping on a patch […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 4)"
When we had reached the offices on the 2nd floor, we made our way down the corridor and searched for the one which was inhabited by the great man himself, Mr Jim McEwan. It was then that we came across this: We looked in the office and there was no one there. But then we […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 3)"
I immediately informed my mates about this revelation and we started to get excited. We contemplated approaching him and introducing ourselves to him, but as he was seated with someone whom we correctly guessed was his wife and was in the middle of his lunch, we decided to let him finish his meal in peace […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 2)"
The 8th and last distillery in my series on the Islay distilleries focuses on the Bruichladdich, which is one of my all-time favourites. It is a highly celebrated distillery with quite an interesting history and has produced some stellar bottlings old and new. In this case, I’ve certainly kept the best for last and have […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 1)"