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Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , PA49 7UN, Scotland
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A new flame (Kilchorman)
Gavin Smith takes a stroll by Kilchorman, the first new distillery of the millennium-and the first on Islay since 1883
February 2002, Issue 21, page 22
A sense of Islay
Martine Nouet takes a scent and taste tour of whisky's most famous island as a preview for the forthcoming Islay Whisky Festival 2002
May 2002, Issue 22, page 30
An industry mourns
The whisky world has paid tribute to one of its biggest supporters – Michael Jackson–long time Whisky Magazine contributor, author, journalist and towering authority on whisky and beer. Here is a ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 7
Ask the expert
I am interested in a bottle of Scottish Cream Scotch Whisky Blended & Bottled in Scotland by The Kinloch Distillery Co. Ltd. Glasgow. As the distillery closed in the early 1920s do you think this woul...
April 2010, Issue 87, page 72
Gavin D. Smith looks into the organic label
March 2012, Issue 102, page 26
Bottling it up
Martin Isark uncovers the conspiract: whisky does in fact evolve in the bottle, not just the barrel
November 2002, Issue 27, page 38
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
From the Editor
The best way to sell booze is, in my opinion, to let people try it. However, because of the potency of our chosen spirit, sampling needs to take place under controlled circumstances. And let's not for...
November 2002, Issue 27, page 5
From the Editor
For us whisky enthusiasts, there are few places we'd rather be than on Islay during the whisky festival (see Dave Broom's diary, pages 20-22). I had the good fortune to stay on the island as a guest ...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 5
Let's take a walk on the fragrant side
The smells of Islay reflect on some of its wonderful whiskies. Martine Nouet takes you on a sensory journey across the island and introduces its flora and fauna
July 2004, Issue 41, page 36
Lomond's Formidable Distiller
It isn't on the list of distilleries that more than a million visitors to Scotland descend upon each year. it isn't situated on some windswept, romantic, island shore and it isn't very pretty. But it ...
April 2011, Issue 95, page 36
Lisa Weisstuch discovers an acoustic side to whisky making
March 2012, Issue 102, page 28
Proud to stand alone? (Bruichladdich)
Bruichladdich reopened some four years ago and has been trail-blazing ever since. Ian Buxton visited it
June 2005, Issue 48, page 24
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 6
Sweet fruits of labour
Martine Nouet finds good use for the harvests of summer, combined with whisky
July 2003, Issue 32, page 40
The best year yet
This year's Icons of Whisky were the toughest yet. Drawing up the shortlists was a nightmare.And the voting in nearly all categories was painfully close. Dominic Roskrowreports
March 2006, Issue 54, page 18
The price is right
Jonny McCormick reports on the Spring whisky auctions, some spectacular Macallan prices and why Bruichladdich is on the up.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 74
The wonderful world of whisky
Dominic Roskrow reports back from Kentucky and Spain.
November 2003, Issue 35, page 18
Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 72
Adelphi Bruichladdich 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Interesting, but not typical.
Adelphi Bruichladdich 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.40% 7 It is more substantial than people think, as this bottling shows.
Bruichladdich 'Islands' Third Edition, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Surely a finish, but I couldn't quite place the influence, despite it having the malt in a half-nelson. Curious, but I liked it.
Bruichladdich 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Very slightly spirity, but appetising.
Bruichladdich 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Not only the liveliness of youth but also the least wood influence. The use of second-fill casks leaves the fruity flavours of Bruichladdich to express themselves more freely.
Bruichladdich 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Laddie reaches 10 in good shape.
Bruichladdich 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 More rounded and restrained than I remember, but lots of flavour development in that long middle. Bring on the Islay oysters.
Bruichladdich 15 Years Old Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 7 The nose puts you off, the palate tries to make it up but the result is not exciting.
Bruichladdich 15 Years Old, (JBB Bottling)
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 An easily drinkable yet satisfying malt. Has definitely benefited from the extra five years.
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.20% 8 Lively, expressive, enjoyable.
Bruichladdich 1984 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A more familiar Islay style, with plenty of pep.
Bruichladdich 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Rounded, balanced and complex. Too expensive to pour on my porridge before an early morning walk on the Big Strand? I'll economise. I'll skip the porridge.
Bruichladdich Berrys' Own Selection 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A summery whisky. Refreshing. Thirst-quenching.
Bruichladdich Celtic Nations
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Seems to have stored all the ingredients for a healthy breakfast. A morning dram? Quite inviting.
Bruichladdich Infinity Second Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50% 8 Alcohol is perfectly tamed. No burn or tang. A cheery dram for a sunny afternoon.
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Discreet, subtle and pure with great balance for one so young - and marked accordingly.
Bruichladdich Legacy 1966 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.60% 8 An especially characterful 'laddie from its sunny hue and lean, firm body to its touch of tartness.
Bruichladdich Legacy Series II 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.80% 8 Does Starbucks know about this?
Bruichladdich Octomore Comus 4.2 2007
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00% 7 Though hot, go easy on the water.
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 9 2001
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.20% 7 Another to have with minimal dilution. Peat freaks will lap it up.
Bruichladdich Second Edition 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 I seem to have fallen into a breakfast reverie. This would be best with a Japanese breakfast.
Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Now, that is an impressive finish! Robust, malty and full of character.
Bruichladdich The Organic
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Good to have samples from The Laddie again and showing it is clearly in fine form.
Bruichladdich Vintage 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.20% 8 The whisky for a Baltimore crab feast. Why not a Bruichladdich crab feast, come to that?
Bruichladdich XVII, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 I shall try this in a Caipirinha, with a CD of Annie Ross at her peak.
Celtique Connexion Bruichladdich 1992 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 It took me a while to get past the very pale colour (white wine) and the distinctive aroma but, in the end, I liked this manifestation of The Laddie.
Cooper's Choice Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old, Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Very appetising. Long, lingering.
Dewar Rattray Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00% 8 Savoury. Summery. A picnic malt. Or eating freshly shucked oysters with Jim McEwan.
Dewar Rattray Bruichladdich 1993 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10% 7 Complex, subtle and interesting, but not a dram to stay at home for. Go out, have fun!
Duncan Taylor Bruichladdich 1969, 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70% 8 Good balance – has stood up to its cask well, retaining a zest not overwhelmed by age.
Master of Malt Bruichladdich 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30% 7 A pleasant Islay. Water makes the oak a little bitter.
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.00% 8 If George T. Stagg was peated then it would probably be like this.
Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20% 8 Water makes it sweeter and smokier, but just like the George T Stagg, it has to be experienced as nature intended – neat!
Old Malt Cask Bruichladdich 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50% 8 Shows that this whisky can handle some age and sherry.
Old Masters Bruichladdich 1991 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70% 7 The Laddie in austere mood. Best before dinner.