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The Botanist Gin + E150a!?

What happens to the colour of a drink if you add E150a Caramel Colour to an alcoholic beverage? How much caramel would you need in order to get a rich sherry matured look? Many people ask me such question in... Continue Reading →

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Bruichladdich We Care Day

When I was on Islay on 2016 visiting the Bruichladdich distillery it felt, somehow, like coming home. Like walking into a place that could have belonged to family. Today, 28th of June 2018, the Bruichladdich Family Staff is helping out,... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich: Feis Ile 2018 Masterclass

So just some notes for the Masterclass given by Adam Hannett on the 27th of May 2018. The theme is grey. This is to do with the Port Charlotte re-lounge introduction. The Theme for this MasterClass is Port Charlotte. Adam... Continue Reading →

First look at the new Port Charlotte bottle

Today my order for the Port Charlotte 10 and 2011 Islay Barley arrived. Here is just a quick look at the new bottle design. The bottles are a custom made bottle just for the Port Charlotte line of Bruichladdich. You... Continue Reading →

A day in the life interview with Bruichladdich’s Christy McFarlane.

Today I am re-blogging a blog written by Sorren Krebs, Author of the OCDWHISKY blog. He did an interview with Bruichladdich’s Christy McFarlane. Go Check it out and also please follow his blog on : https://ocdwhisky.wordpress.com

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The “ A day in the life” series continues with a behind the scenes feature, although anyone who has watched any of the live tastings from Bruichladdich or had the pleasure of meeting some of the team at festivals may already know Christy.

Christy is generally one of the hard working people behind the scenes trying to make the live  tastings go smoothly and asking Adam the questions from social media..

A day in the life with Christy McFarlane.

How long have you been working in the whisky industry?

I started working in Ardbeg’s visitor centre at 16, and started doing tours at 18, around nine years say?

Can you tell us about your day to day job and what is involved.

I work in communications for Bruichladdich’s single malts. My day to day job is quite varied. I mainly work with our international markets on launching our new products, which…

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Keeping Track of the Bruichladdich Rye/Barley Mash

This is one seriously weird whisky blog. Weird because it is about Whiskies that have not been put on the market yet, but that started their life's in 2017. It is about a Bruichladdich Rye / Barley mash-bill that was... Continue Reading →

La Trappe, Trappist, Oak Aged in an ex Bruichladdich Port Charlotte cask

OMG! I had to post this without ever tasting it! Will I add to this page later? Yes, for sure! I want to know if I can taste the 71%ABV Port Charlotte whisky barrel on this 11% ABV Trappist Beer!... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich: Octomore 08.3

Yesterday I tried the bottle of Octomore 08.3 that I bought. Why did I buy such an expensive dram? I bought it because at 309 ppm this may be a one off chance to investigate what this level of ppm’s... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich: Black Art 06.1, 1990

It is always good to find out that Adam Hannett has made another Black Art. Black Art 6, 1990 Thanks to the kind people of TTB in the USA we can learn that in 2017 the sixth version of Bruichladdich... Continue Reading →

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