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BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009


Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby mikeymad » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:29 am

The next dram is an IB:

Bruichladdich 15yo 1986 ( 53%, Scott's, 86-2001)

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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:31 am

Very nice Mikey. Interesting how similar and different the First Born presents itself.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby mikeymad » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:57 am

This is a very light dram....

Bruichladdich 15yo 1986 ( 53%, Scott's, 86-2001)

Should be an all bourbon matured whisky based on the color being very light straw yellow.

The initial nose comes on strong with cereal notes and a nice maltiness with lemon mixed in. Vanilla comes out and shares the stage with some sweetness (sugar or a light molasses).

At 53% I was expecting more of an attack on the palate. But the rich maltiness and citrus coats the palate and makes it much more mellow than I was expecting. Then as the taste grows it becomes more and more spicy and hot as the attack on the palate grows and grows... it kind of crescendo as a spice ball and the citrus takes it over and brings it back down to the finish which goes away really fast. Leaving a fresh palate ready for more... :thumbsup:

Good 'drinking' beverage.. gives a good indication of what the old house style of 'laddie was.

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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby mikeymad » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:13 am

Have a couple more to go... but probably finish them up tomorrow.

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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Wave » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:38 am

Good evening! Starting with

Bruichladdich 10yo 46% ABV

Nose: Red fruit, vanilla and light smoke
Palate:Sweet malty and salty with light peat wafting in the background
Finish: Medium length salt and pepper, faint smoke.

A decent pre-dinner malt, it really gets the juices flowing!


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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Wave » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:01 am

On to

Bruichladdich 3D3 Norrie Campbell Tribute 46% ABV

Nose:Heavy coal tar, campfire embers over faint fruit
Palate: Creamy and peaty, Mesquite smoked ribs w/ BBQ sauce
Finish: Medium length some salt and peaty coal tar

Kinda like Caol Ila 12 but without the old tires/ front porch sofa essence


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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Wave » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:17 am

And one more for the (late) night

Bruichladdich 13yo 1989 Full Strength 57.1% ABV

Nose: Hard candy, gum drops, faint smoke
Palate: Salt some sweetness
Finish Heavy salt and pepper, drying

Wow, good nose but I don't remember this being quite so salty.
Not pleasant.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Wave » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:59 pm

When I get home from work tonight I have an Indie 'Laddie (14yo G&M sherry cask) that I've been dying to open, tonight it's time.


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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby lockejn » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:12 pm

My first live tasting post on my first Bruichladdich - Rocks.

Nose: Malt, toast, marshmallow, molasses
Palate: A splash of peat, not really any smoke, malted barley, green oak
Finish: Medium-short, vanilla, maybe some stewed peaches.
Comments: Youthful, not overly complex, but thick and tastier than expected.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Holysinner » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:14 am

Bruichladdich 3D3

Bruichladdich
3D3 Norrie Campbell Tribute
Vanilla, smoke, pine logs, green apples
Tar, lime, soft sweetness, mildly salty
Medium length, ashy peat and green fruit
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Holysinner » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:16 am

Great notes everyone. I'm loving the 3D3, having tasted it and reading all your notes I'm far more interested in trying more Laddie expressions than I was before this weekend.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:04 pm

Last night I enjoyed tasting 2 different Laddie's. I'll try and get to the other bottles I have open over the next day or so.

Bruichladdich 15yo 2nd Ed 46%

Glass: SMWS

Nose: Nice mix of light green fruits, mostly pears and apples.

Palate: Starts really sweet and fruity, then gives way to a bit of pepper.

Finish: Short and sweet on the finish, more fruits with hints of honey.

Comment: I really enjoy this dram, it's very crisp, sweet and fresh with a nice mix of fruits.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:09 pm

Bruichladdich 14yo, Dewar Rattray, 1990/2004, 52.1%

Glass: SMWS

Nose: Light on the nose with some fruits and a bit of smoke from a campfire.

Palate: Starts really smooth & sweet, the it all becomes dirty (in a good way) with nicely balanced peat and sweetness.

Finish: Medium to long finish, overall good balance, the peat in the finish lingers.

Comment: Thanks to PLOWED Tom for this sample!
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ganga » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:54 pm

PLOWED Tom, aka Whisky Hill. Good to see you at one of these tastings again Ryan. I always enjoy your notes.

I'd like to thank everyone that came out (or will in the near future) and participated. Thanks a bunch.

Lockejn, I've always found the Rocks to be very fruity (reminding me of new make) - lots of green apples, pears, etc.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:14 am

Bruichladdich 'Peat' 46%

Glass: SMWS

Nose: Light on the nose, some salts with a hint of smoke.

Palate: A bit thin overall with more iodine/salty notes.

Finish: Short to medium finish with some fruity notes lingering and a bit of smoke towards the very end.

Comment: Just an 'ok' dram for me, not what I had expected it to be. It's just an average dram IMO, nothing extraordinary that's for sure.
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:38 am

Bruichladdich 3D 2nd Ed 'Moine Mhor' 50%

Glass: SMWS

Nose: Nice and fruity with some hints of peat in the background.

Palate: A big blast of fruits, very nicely balanced with a bit of bbque smoke in the background.

Finish: Medium finish, very full and tasty overall, the sweetness of fruits goes along very nicely.

Comment: Very easy to drink, I very much enjoyed this one. Many thanks to UUNetBill for this sample! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:56 am

Bruichladdich 6yo, SMWS 23.62, 2002, 63.5%

Glass:SMWS

Nose: Really sweet and fruity, reminds me of a cold apple pie!

Palate: Very powerful, a blast of light fruits , mostly apples, with sweet vanilla cream. I can't get over how smooth, sweet and fruity this is.

Finish: Long and really smooth on the finish, the sweetness lasts forever.

Comment: This is clearly a great example of an excellent bourbon cask. The overall sweetness is mesmerizing!
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Re: BRUICHLADDICH LIVE TASTING - November 20-22, 2009

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:23 pm

I seem to have missed this one too, but as Ryan is keeping it going I'll have a rake around and see if I can find anything to add tomorrow.
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