Last night's event was all Bruichladdich. We started out with tastes of a Whisky Galore 12-year, and the original Bruichladdich 10. The tasting proper comprised...
The Laddie Ten
1992 Sherry Edition
The Black Art 2
And we finished up with Bruichladdich's new gin, The Botanist.
I thought The Rocks was dominated by sugars. I didn't much care for The Organic. There was some note I didn't care for, though it wasn't strong. Islay Barley was good. The Laddie was pretty impressive. The Sherry Edition was my favorite of the night. I will be having more of it. Nobody was impressed by The Black Art. It didn't live up to expectations. Granted, expectations were high, given the bottle, the hype and the color, but it was not impressive in any way. PC7 was very good. Octomore was... surprising. Given the over-the-top peat levels, I expected a bottle of iodine, but there was a lot more to it. I bought a bottle, so it will be interesting to see how it stands up over time.