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iLaddie Whisky Nerd Awards 2016

The list of nominees has been made. The criteria have been agreed on! The scores have been added to the spreadsheet! This means the results for the 2016, Annual, Global, International (yeah yeah yeah, get on with it) Whisky Nerd... Continue Reading →

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What would you buy with €800

Question? What whisky or whiskeys would you buy if you had a €800 budget? Please comment your suggestions  

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 3. Medicinal, Hospital

The congener of “Hospital” is parts of the “medicinal” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. For an overview one can look at this page on the “the good scents company” website. This website does not have a... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 3. Medicinal, Germoline

The congener of “Germolene” is parts of the “medicinal” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. For an overview one can look at this page on the “the good scents company” website. This website does not have a... Continue Reading →

The Octomore bottle, who makes it?

I was wondering something. I was wondering where the Bruichladdich Octomore Bottle comes from. I mean someone has to make it ... right? Right, someone does! The bottle is made by the "Saverglass" company. The Saverglass company makes a very... Continue Reading →

iLaddie "don’t panic", blended single malt

I forgot I had made my own blend of Springbank Distillery spirits! Great fun and also very very tasty! Go try it for yourself!

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I have created my own bottling of a single malt blend of three single malts from the Springbank distillery! I got the idea from Ralfy after I was had seen two of his vlog’s. I thank Ralfy for the inspiration it have me to try something new.

The blend is made of:

  1. – Springbank 10 yo
  2. – Longrow, peated
  3. – Hazelburn 12 yo

I’m calling it “don’t panic”, blended by iLaddie (me)

I have let it combine for some time and tonight I poured myself a dram and tasted it!

It is wonderful! It seriously is. The nose has peat, vanilla, salt, raisin, floral notes, oak. Weird stuff! But good stuff! The whole tongue is activated from front to the side to the back! Even the back of the throat! So the arrival is pretty good! The taste is a combination of all kinds of notes that I seriously could…

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To Check Out

I was looking at a review by Ralfy of a Dalmore 15 on YouTube. This video below actually. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuvdlO6KaPs Around 18 minutes in a short list of distilleries is given that according to Ralfy give consistency and continuity precedence over... Continue Reading →

Whisky Review #88: Port Charlotte Micro Provenance 5 Samples (#LaddieMP5)

As a fan off bruichladdich laddiemp5 series I enjoyed this blog by WhiskyMate a lot! Glad I may repost it! Do visit his blog on whiskymate.net

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It is a well-known fact that Bruichladdich was generally producing unpeated whiskies for the latter half of the previous century, primarily due to its importance in several blends as well as the then owners’ desire to produce an Islay whisky without the infamous peaty and smoky notes.

While they may have had their reasons for doing this, the decision to do so brought with it a vertiable bucketload of scorn and criticism, the most apparent of which was that Bruichladdich wasn’t adhering to the proud Islay heritage of producing the smoky whiskies which were very much a part of the island’s DNA.

This practice continued until the turn of the millennium, when the distillery (which had lain silent from 1994 to 2001) was resurrected by Mark Reynier and Jim McEwan. Jim, who was born and raised on the island, was one of the many who felt that Bruichladdich needed to…

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Desert Island Drams – iLaddie

My desert island dram!

The Amateur Drammer

With a blogging handle of iLaddie then I only ever expected one choice of distillery for Rombout Mastenbroek’s nomination for a Desert Island Dram…

Which whisky would I choose? I would choose a2001 Bruichladdich Resurrection Dram.

This for me is the dram I should take with me if I were to take no other drams but one.

The choice of my blogger name “iLaddie” is a direct result of my respect and appreciation of this Bruichladdich spirit. The spirit in which this spirit became spirit is a spirit I highly appreciate. Add the “i” as a reference to a nerdy need to show I like Apple stuff and there you go! “iLaddie”!

The Classic Laddie dram by Bruichladdich is for me my favourite dram when it comes to everyday drinking drams. The Edition_01 versions of the Laddie are a step up from that and the ultimate version of this…

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#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 3. Medicinal, TCP

The congener of “TCP” is parts of the “medicinal” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. For an overview one can look at this page on the “the good scents company” website. This website does not have a... Continue Reading →

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