Tasting Notes / Bottles by Bruichladdich



Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie

Part of the Scottish Barley series from Bruichladdich this Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie is a no age statement cracker.

Bruichladdich Sherry Classic Fusion
Bruichladdich Sherry Classic Fusion

My last experience of a Bruichladdich hadn't been a great one as with Bruichladdich Rocks it is a wine finished whisky which I'm really not that keen on as i'm not a huge wine drinker, however I love

Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten
Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Tasted as part of the Twitter Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from TheWhiskyWire.com this time featuring a range of expressions from Islays Bruichladdich distillery

Bruichladdich The Organic
Bruichladdich The Organic

Tasted as part of the Twitter Tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from TheWhiskyWire.com this time featuring a range of expressions from Islays Bruichladdich distillery

Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)
Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)

I picked up my bottle of this Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie) back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and

Bruichladdich Valinch 15 (Douglas Clyne)
Bruichladdich Valinch 15 (Douglas Clyne)

At the Bruichladdich distillery they always have a cask from which you can bottle your own dram, each cask,chosen by a member of staff, this one having been chosen by Douglas Clyne.

Bruichladdich Waves 7 Year Old
Bruichladdich Waves 7 Year Old

A wee trip to Linlithgow a week or so back and we found ourselves, as normal in Linlithgow, having a nosey in Ellies Cellar,

Octomore 09.1 5 Year Old 156PPM
Octomore 09.1 5 Year Old 156PPM

Octomore, the super heavily peated dram, is one that will definitely split opinions. It's a difficult dram to have much else afterwards but due to the short cut on the distillation it can also be sweet and tasty.

Octomore 1695 Discovery - Feis Ile 2014
Octomore 1695 Discovery - Feis Ile 2014

This Octomore 1695 Discovery is a 7 year old Octomore bottled (well only 1695 bottles) for Feis Ile in 2014 at a whopping 69.5%

Octomore 2.2 Orpheus
Octomore 2.2 Orpheus

I’ve had this sample, from Jon (@dvdbloke) from the Scotch and Sci-Fi blog for a while and kept putting it off, then a while back i decided to blog all the Octomore samples I had in one go, and then got more, thus todays mass upload.

Octomore 4.1
Octomore 4.1

Thanks again to Jon (@dvdbloke) from the Scotch and Sci-Fi blog for this sample also, another Huge hitting dram.

Octomore 4.2 Comus
Octomore 4.2 Comus

Thanks again to Jon (@dvdbloke) from the Scotch and Sci-Fi blog for this sample also, can you tell he likes his Octomore?

Octomore 5.1
Octomore 5.1

Many thanks to my whisky brother Steve Prentice (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky Blog for the sample of this dram a while back which I only recently got around to.

Octomore 6.1
Octomore 6.1

Thanks to Yoav (@yoavgel) from Whisky Gospel for this sample of Octomore 6.1.

Octomore 6.2
Octomore 6.2

Another Octomore, this time the travel retail exclusive 6.2, sample from my great friend Jon (@dvdbloke) from the Scotch and Sci Fi Blog

Octomore 6.3
Octomore 6.3

Another Octomore, this time the 2009 distilled Islay Barley Peated to a whopping 258PPM.

Octomore 7.2
Octomore 7.2

Peated to 208PPM this was initially matured in American Oak then in casks which previously held Syrah wine

Octomore 7.3
Octomore 7.3

The most recent Octomore release from Bruichladdich is this Islay Barley 7.3 Peated to 169PPM.

Octomore 7.4
Octomore 7.4

I've had a number of Octomore drams in the past including one straight from the cask at Bruichladdich, which was also from Virgin Oak, but I was just enjoying it and didn't take notes so interesting to try this .4 version which is matured in virgin oak.

Octomore OBA Concept
Octomore OBA Concept

This Octomore OBA Concept is what everyone was waiting for. A Bruichladdich Black Art but in octomore guise.