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Bruichladdich Rocks

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Bruichladdich Rocks

Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:09 pm

I spotted this in my local supermarket for £21.99 and debated whether to buy it or not.

Any good?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:15 pm

Ahhhhhh, there's quite a long discussion about this one in another thread. Maybe in one of the tasting threads.

There seem to be two versions; One a very pale coppery colour, the other more red.
I can verify that the pale one is a very different dram, but pretty good.

It was originally quite spicy with a long lingering licorice after-taste, but as I near the end of the bottle after 4-5 weeks the spiciness has gone but the lingering licorice hasn't.

A very drinkable dram for the price.
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Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:16 pm

Thanks!

Yep, just this minute found it! :wink:
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Postby kallaskander » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:23 am

Hi there,

the Red Rock seems to be the newer batch. It smells strongly of strawberry flavoured chamapgne or sparkling wine and is rather sweetish.
There were one or two barrels of sweet red grenache wine involved it seems. The price is ok I´d say. So if you like it sweet buy it it is a worthwhile experience in any case.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:57 pm

The pale version is the best Bruichladdich ever.

The red (ruby port?) version isn't as good but is miles better than the 10 year old version.

Why not come to the whisky fringe, in Edinburgh on August 12 and 13, and quiz Murray McDavid about it?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:29 am

Do remember to put plenty of ice in your Rocks - it is what it was made for.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:58 pm

If it's the pale stuff, a dribble of water will make it one the best drams ever. 8)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:43 pm

I have just received a couple of bottles of the Laddie "Rocks" and yes, it is a totally different colour to the original pale one which I loved.

This seems very strange, is it a missed chance by Bruichladdich?
The packaging and all labels are the same on both issues.
Both carry the name "Rock of Ages" on the reverse of the tin.

Why didn't Bruichladdich make the second issue a different "Rock"?
Red Rock, Ayres Rock .... etc...
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Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:42 pm

BruceCrichton wrote:Why not come to the whisky fringe, in Edinburgh on August 12 and 13, and quiz Murray McDavid about it?


I wish I could! Although holidays and £££ funds won't allow it :(
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:53 pm

Scotty Mc wrote:
BruceCrichton wrote:Why not come to the whisky fringe, in Edinburgh on August 12 and 13, and quiz Murray McDavid about it?


I wish I could! Although holidays and £££ funds won't allow it :(


How much is the train from Sunderland to Edinburgh?

The Whisky fringe is only £15 from Royal Mile Whiskies.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:46 am

I'm going to be at the Vaults mid August, it would be great to meet some of you that are based in Scotland.

(and anybody else from the forum).

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Postby les taylor » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:21 am

Buy it I paid £29.99 for mine when it came out. I bought two, one for drinking one for keeping, I only have the one now. :cry:
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Postby Scotty Mc » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:27 pm

BruceCrichton wrote:
Scotty Mc wrote:
BruceCrichton wrote:Why not come to the whisky fringe, in Edinburgh on August 12 and 13, and quiz Murray McDavid about it?


I wish I could! Although holidays and £££ funds won't allow it :(


How much is the train from Sunderland to Edinburgh?

The Whisky fringe is only £15 from Royal Mile Whiskies.


It's not just that, it's the time off work too as dafty here works weekends.

Also the train is at least £50 return each, so there's at least £150 for trains and entry. Too much when my car rebuilding is skinting me :cry:
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:41 pm

Scotty Mc wrote:It's not just that, it's the time off work too as dafty here works weekends.

Also the train is at least £50 return each, so there's at least £150 for trains and entry. Too much when my car rebuilding is skinting me :cry:


I'll ask M&M for you
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Postby Scotty Mc » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:56 pm

any news? :D
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:45 pm

Has the whisky fringe been yet?

Had AUgust 12th happened yet??
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