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Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

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Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Bruichladdich 15 Year, 2nd Edition
13
52%
Bruichladdich 14 Year Links, Turnberry
2
8%
Bunnahabhain 12 Year
10
40%
 
Total votes : 25

Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby whiskeyme » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:36 pm

Which of these softer Islays do you prefer. I'm choosing between these because they are what is avialable in my area. Sadly, only a few Bruichladdichs are available, and the Bunnahabhain 12 is the only expression in Tucson/AZ. :evil:

I already have Bruichladdich Rocks. It's allright. I kinda like the berry flavors mixed with some salty sea flavors. It got me wondering about these two distilleries.
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby mikeymad » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:10 pm

Second edition almost everytime.... Very good beverage, if not a little pricey.

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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby whiskeyme » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:29 pm

Anybody have some tasting notes on the Bruichlladich 15 yr. second edition
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:26 pm

I've commented on the Second Edition before but a search should give you everyone's comments. I think it's a fine dram but it's too idiosyncratic for it to be my daily drinker. Great change of pace tho.

Good luck!

PS. I'd be happy to try it again tonight if that's helpful... :P
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby Ganga » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:39 am

15 every time for me. Bunny 12 and then the Turnberry. I just don't like the finish on the Turnberry.
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby whiskeyme » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:25 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:I've commented on the Second Edition before but a search should give you everyone's comments.
PS. I'd be happy to try it again tonight if that's helpful... :P


Yeah, I hate it when people pull that crap on forums...do a search :roll: . You could say that for any post. I guess I could understand if B 15, 2nd was a frequent topic. Before I posted, I did do a search and didn't find many comments, and I'm not searching through 4-5 pages of your posts to find just your review :roll:. Go ahead taste er' again if you'd like, but keep your comments, no thanks...I'll do a search :P.
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:34 pm

And I hate it when people misunderstand what I said.

I'm not an expert on the 2nd ed; I chimed in on it but knew that others had done so as well, so I was suggesting the search so that you'd see their comments as well. Is that clear now?

No need to get bent out of shape just because someone said do a search. I think you'll find we're an easy bunch to get along with.
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:36 pm

If you like the Red berries in the rocks you'll like the 15 2nd as my tasting notes for it were.....

Colour- Amber
Nose- Spices , sultanas , oak and the seashore !
Taste- Very creamy and Red berries .
Finish- Long and fudgy .
Comments-15yo 2nd release ,100% Bourbon Casks for 15 years then 25 weeks in Premier Grans Sauternes (French Allier Oak) Casks . at first not as nice as the first edition but it does grow on you as you drink more of it !

The Bunnie 12 has a slight disadvantage as it's still CF , coloured and at 40% but i've really grown to like it since i wrote these notes.....

Colour- Polished Gold .
Nose- Sea Air , slight Confectioners Sugar .
Taste- Malty , slight butterscotch , not as sweet as other Bunnahabhains , it does open up after a little while .
Finish- medium finish with a slight Vanilla touch .
Comments- Very Oily in the glass , I would like to see what this is like UCF , at 46% and with no colouring ! A decent enough dram but takes some getting used to .

Get both to compare the Gentler sides of Islay !
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby Eric m » Tue May 20, 2008 3:25 pm

None its just not my cup of t...whisky.
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Re: Bruichladdichs or Bunnahabhain

Postby hilliamash » Wed May 28, 2008 2:36 am

I don't have a lot of experience with either, but based on my experience, I would choose the Bunnahabhain. They seem simply more enjoyable to me--however, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the ones.
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