vitara7 wrote:what is a deffinative and standard bruichladdich? surly if there whisky was so shit hot, they could keep it as standard, but due to them having so many crap casks then so many good ones and not much between, thats why so many need to re-finished as there not good enough without being finished, or ace'd as they put it.
The outgoing 10yo and the incoming 12yo are both very enjoyable standard bottlings. The 15yo and 20yo are more limited runs.
At the stage the owners are in their ownership what they can offer depends on the stocks distilled by previous owners and the barrels they can aquire. I guess we are not going to see the true standard range of bottlings from Bruichalddich until the stock distilled by the new regime has aged sufficiently and they are making their standard bottlings from spirit distilled in their own style.
Personally I'd rather they released 21 bottlings and I get to try 10, than they only release 5. I have 5 OB Laddies open on my shelf right now, all different and all good enjoyable malts.
Good luck to them. I'd much rather give my money to them than Diageo or Pernod Richard.