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Dare to all USA craft distillers

I dare all USA craft distillers to mature a Single Malt spirit in refill, yes refill, Charred American Oak barrels, previously containing your own Whisky, Rye or Bourbon (etc). Why the dare? I have always been told that USA whisky... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich Octomore #laddieMP6

What can we learn from the information given about the #laddiemp6 Octomore bottles without nosing and tasting them? This is an attempt by me to predict some of the notes I can expect based on the know how I currently... Continue Reading →

Triple Smoke & Classic Laddie

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I have been tasting two single malt barley Wisk(e)y’s for some time now. The idea was that I could put them head to head and see how wood would make a difference. I had set out to do so a while ago in another blog.

The first whisky is the Bruichladdich Classic Laddie, which is a combination of woods and previous content. You can find out about what goes into this dram by checking out the 16/048 composition online.

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This particular Classic Laddie 16/048 bottle consists off:

NO. casks

Year

Barley

Cask Type

8

2005

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 1ST FILL

8

2007

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 1ST FILL

23

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 2ND FILL

4

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

ISRAEL KOSHER RED HOGSHEAD 2ND FILL

3

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

FRANCE BORDEAUX PESSAC LEOGNAN RED HOGSHEAD 2ND FILL

2

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

FRANCE…

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Three Recipes of Classic Laddie Compared

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The Transparency Debate started by Compass Box and followed by Bruichladdich has given Malt Drinkers like myself an opportunity to get insight into the barrels and quantities used for making the Classic Laddie Single Malt Blends.

As listed in my previous Blog the kind people of Bruichladdich have provided an option to check out the content of a specific bottling.

The Laddie Recipe information you get is is quite insightful! I have taken some time to enter the component parts of 3 bottlings into a Wee Spreadsheet.

I compared the 14/009, 14/345 and 15/244 components. See the image below. Click to enlarge the image.

What I learned is that in all bottlings the age statement would have been 7 Years, but the components are 7 upto 11 Years old. The 14/345 seems to be less complex then the other two, with less content comming from European Oak with different kinds…

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American Single Malts – Overview

I was trying to find a list of American Single Malts and its quite hard. So I tried making one myself. This is what I found so far doing an hour long Copy and Paste. Still working on the list... Continue Reading →

Jim McEwan worked on Black Art 05.1

I added this video below to my Black Art 05.1 Blog. It has some further information about the Black Art 05.1 https://youtu.be/ije606vl_78?t=35m30s

The 2017 iLaddie Nerd Award, update

Who are the contenders in this years Annual Global International iLaddie Whisky Nerd Awards 2017, till now? Who is bound to loose? Who will win? Since I haven't learned from some drams and have not tasted them either, or haven't... Continue Reading →

My Whisk(e)y list

Update for my whisky List bought in 2017 and contestants in the 2017 iLaddie Whisky Nerd Awards.

  1. Ardbeg Ten, Bourbon Barrel
  2. Bruichladdich 2001 American Bourbon casks
  3. Bruichladdich Valinch Becky Codd, 2006 Sherry Hogshead
  4. Bruichladdich Peat, Bourbon Casks
  5. Corsair Artisan Distillery, Oatrage
  6. Corsair Artisan Distillery, Triple Smoke
  7. Corsair Artisan Distillery, Old Punk
  8. Corsair Artisan Distillery, Ryemageddon
  9. Highland Park, 12-year-old
  10. Highland Park, Fire Edition Refill Port-Seasoned Casks
  11. Highland Park, New Make Spirit Drink
  12. Islay Christmas Edition CWC Sherry Cask Finish
  13. Laphroaig, 10-year-old
  14. Octomore #LADDIEMP6 – 2003 Ribera del Duero / Bourbon Cask
  15. Octomore #LADDIEMP6 – 2010 Bourbon
  16. Octomore #LADDIEMP6 – 2010 2nd Fill Rivesaltes Cask
  17. Octomore OBA Concept OBA/C_0.1
  18. Octomore OBA Concept OBA/C_0.1
  19. Port Charlotte #LADDIEMP5 – 2005 Virgin Oak Cask Bruichladdich
  20. Port Charlotte #LADDIEMP5 – 2005 Bourbon / Bordeaux Red Wine Casks
  21. Port Charlotte #LADDIEMP5 – 2005 Fresh Bourbon Cask
  22. Scapa Skiren 1st Fill American Oak Casks
  23. Talisker Skye
  24. Talisker Storm

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  1. Aberlour A’bunadh batch #50
  2. Ardbeg Ten
  3. Ardmore Legacy
  4. Bowmore Small Batch
  5. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP3 – 1994
  6. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP3 – 2003
  7. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP3 – 2003
  8. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP3 – 2003
  9. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP4 – 2005
  10. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP4 – 2006
  11. Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP4 – 2008
  12. Bruichladdich 2001, rum matured
  13. Bruichladdich 2001, ressurection dram
  14. Bruichladdich 2006 Islay Barley
  15. Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01
  16. Bruichladdich PHD_135
  17. Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie
  18. Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie
  19. Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – 2 Glass Gift Pack
  20. Buffalo Trace 15-year-old
  21. Caol Ila 1996 IM
  22. Connemara 40%
  23. DenHool 2010
  24. Dimple 15-year-old
  25. Elijah Craig 12-year-old
  26. Enlightenment NAS CB
  27. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
  28. Hazelburn 12-year-old
  29. Islay Christmas Edition CWC
  30. Journeyman Distillery Corsets, Whips and Whisky
  31. Journeyman Distillery Featherbone Bourbon
  32. Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Rye
  33. Journeyman Distillery Ravenswood Rye
  34. Journeyman Distillery W.R. Whiskey
  35. Kilchoman Machir Bay
  36. Koval Four Grain
  37. Koval Millet
  38. Koval Single Barrel – Bourbon
  39. Koval Single Barrel – Rye
  40. Lagavulin 08-year-old
  41. Lagavulin 16-year-old
  42. Laphroaig 10-year-old
  43. Laphroaig…

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Preparing for #laddiemp6 Octomore Tasting

I was so very lucky to have been able to order the Bruichladdich #laddiemp6 Octomore bottles that will be discussed during the YouTube Life Tasting Event on the 4th of may 2017. In preparation I am making some shots for... Continue Reading →

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