Bruichladdich Valinch

Now I am sure you were all busy watching the Royal wedding this past Saturday. But, have no fear, if you missed my blog post, click here to read my Bruichladdich Distillery tour blog. For today’s blog, I am following up with a mini review of our Valinch bottling. Valinch bottlings are do-it-yourself and exclusively…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…

The Botanist Gin

Yes, you’ve read the title right, today’s blog is not about a whisky but rather about a gin with a whisky connection. The Botanist Gin is the first and only dry gin made in Islay. It uses nine classic gin aromatics that are then enhanced by 22 botanicals that are hand-picked locally by their foraging…

Port Charlotte 10 year 2nd Edition

Port Charlotte is not only a village 2 miles south of Bruichladdich; it is also what Bruichladdich decided to name their heavily peated line. It pays homage to the once working but now silent Lochindaal distillery, which produce whisky for about one hundred years. The Port Charlotte 10 year 2nd edition is one of six…

Octomore 06.1 – By Bruichladdich

Happy October and Happy Birthday to me! Needless to say October is my favorite time of year, not because it’s the month of my birth year but because of Halloween and fall. Friday night while having dinner with my great friend Melissa, I spotted a bottle of Octomore on the bar shelf. I immediately knew…

Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 – Cask Strength

When in conversation about no-age-statement (NAS) whiskies, Bruichladdich always comes up. It is one of the distilleries, in my mind, that has pumped out the most NAS whiskies. This has certainly infuriated many purists, so when I saw this Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 listed on the whisky menu I was certainly skeptical about trying it….

Cadenhead Creations 20 year-old Sherry-Aged Blend

Happy start of the World Cup day! If you are as much a sports fan as I am, then my eyes as well as yours will all be on Brazil for the next month or so. As excited as I am about the World Cup, I am also excited to be talking about a 20…

Bruichladdich 19 year-old Cask Strength

It was not too long ago that I wrote about Bruichladdich Rocks; actually it was this very month on Nov-04. I wouldn’t have written so quickly about it again, however I feel it’s a must. Now that the pumpkin, sweet potato, and apple pies are done I can concentrate on this weeks post, Bruichladdich 19,…

Bruichladdich Rocks

It’s the Monday morning after daylights saving time, so if you are like me, you are probably trying to adjust to the time change and are still trying to wake up from the weekend. The chilly crisp weather certainly doesn’t make it easier, but the thought of a new fresh day and week is pretty…