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Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

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Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

12 yr
1
5%
XVII
7
33%
Infinity
3
14%
Other
10
48%
 
Total votes : 21

Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Secesh » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:44 pm

I'm looking to add another Bruichladdich expression to the 1989 Full Strength I already have. I've tasted the 12 & XVII and enjoyed both. Any other suggestions? Not sure what is/isn't readily available in the U.S.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:14 pm

With Laddies, you should decide if you want one which can be quite spicy and lively or smoother and more rounded.
If the former, then try a younger one like the 7y Waves (Rocks is also 7y, but I find it not so good).
If smoother and more rounded, then one of 14y 'specials' like a Links or WMD (Yellow Submarine).

Alternatively, if you want to spend more money and like the sherry influence, then any of the 1986 "Dark Sherry" editions are very good.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:47 pm

Some weeks ago I've tried the first edition of 10 yo, 15 yo, and 17 yo. The 17 yo is the best, but the 10 yo has a very good quality/price ratio (more complex and wild than the 15 yo).
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:50 pm

Both the 12yo 2e and the infinity 2e are excellent drams Secesh. Can't think that you would be disappointed with either. The 12 is cheaper of course.

The vote is not helping much so far is it?
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:01 pm

'laddie can be tough to recommend these days. There is so many 'finished (enhanced)' beverages in their lineup. 'you never know what your gonna get'.

So I would say the XVII.... simple, straightforward, good, beverage....

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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby mattbuty » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:14 pm

Whilst I am not knocking the excellent work done at Bruichladdich, by Jim McEwan and the the team, I find the number of releases to be overwhelming.

I myself have enjoyed the waves 7, 10, 15, XVII, legacy, 3D and Redder Still and found them all to be very nice indeed. If I was to pick one out of your list it would be the 17.

Other than that be aware that there are literally hundreds of options to go at, including the new 18 year old, and diverse offerings like the port charlotte and upcoming octomore, which is hotly anticipated by many.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby pmullin » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:24 am

Last Friday, I attended a tasting where we tried:
- Bruichladdich 10 ("Old" bottling, 40% abv)
- Bruichladdich 10 ("New" bottling, 46% abv)
- Bruichladdich 15
- Bruichladdich 20
- Bruichladdich Rocks
- Bruichladdich 3D

My three favourites were the 3D, 20 and 15 (in that order). The overall group ranked the 20 as #1, followed by the 15 and 3D.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:54 am

Monsieur Mullin,
which 3D was it?

#1 Peat Proposal
#2 Moine Mhor
#3 3D3

Personally I prefer the #1, followed by #3 and lastly #2
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Secesh » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:32 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:that bruichladdich XVII is 94.99 at the NH shop! wow. (not sure if good price or not but friggin expensive)


Actually it's about $30 cheaper than I've been able to find it anywhere else. I've asked to have a bottle sent to the store closest to me.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:34 pm

Secesh wrote:I'm looking to add another Bruichladdich expression to the 1989 Full Strength I already have. I've tasted the 12 & XVII and enjoyed both. Any other suggestions? Not sure what is/isn't readily available in the U.S.


I suggest trying the Bruichladdich '3D3' or the 'Moine Mhor'. Federal Wine in Boston has the 3D3, or at least they did last time I was there. These are among the more heavily peated Bruichladdich's. I found them very good and interesting. Talk to Joe, he may even have one or both open to taste. Good Luck.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby SoMK » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:16 pm

Considering his ammmaaaazing collection, I'm surprised rob (r900p) didn't show up yet :)
I tried 10, 15 (2nd ed.), 20 and Rocks. My favs were also 20 and 15 (2nd ed.). Rocks didn't really do it for me, it's really strong iodine and very low peat..

Quality price ratio, I adore the 15 (2nd ed.) :thumbsup:
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:05 pm

I can thoroughly recommend the 15yr second edition and the 18yr. :)
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby pmullin » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:30 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Monsieur Mullin,
which 3D was it?

#1 Peat Proposal
#2 Moine Mhor
#3 3D3

Personally I prefer the #1, followed by #3 and lastly #2
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Door #2 - Moine Mhor.

I guess I'll have to watch out for the other two, given that you think they are even better :D
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:04 am

Yes, I highly recommend the other two. Lots of peat, but still a very pleasant, gentle and warming experience.
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby Ganga » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:12 pm

Depending upon what price point you are looking at:

Under $100 - XVIII
Under $200 - 20
Over $200 - The 125th anniversary or one of the legacy series
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Re: Any Suggestions For A Bruichladdich?

Postby plainly jane » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:47 pm

Blacker Still is still (haha) my all time favourite. I love the sophisticated, smooth black bottle, too.

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