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Blackers still - verdict

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Blackers still - verdict

Postby r900p » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:05 pm

Went home this weekend, endured the M1 queues to try Bruichladdich Blacker Still. Was the journey worth it? Okay we (my father and I) opened the new BruichladdichBlacker Still and have to say even though we are Bruichladdich fans we wern't impressed by this one.

Any one else got any opinions, at £100 a bottle and queueing on the M1 for an hour and forty minutes (okay it was moving at 5mp) personally i don't think it was woth it.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:16 pm

Hi r900p ,
Tried this one at the PC hotel on our recent trip there and post my thoughts elsewhere on the web .....

Laddie Blacker Still - a very dark Mahogany colour , bags of christmas cake on the nose with Dark fruits , very oloroso sherry . A huge liquid Christmas cake on the palate , very smooth . Long and sherried in the finish this is an exceptional whisky , surprisingly smooth and easily drinkable for a heavily sherried whisky . At half the price i might have considered a bottle but not at it's RRP .....

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:58 pm

i was in oddbins in glasgow yesterday and i was going to geta bottle of it, but basicly its only a 20yo limited to about 3000-3500 bottles, now isnt that all the last three series of the 20yos have been limited to, and they were all about £60, big jump in price when you look at it like that? you can get the single sherry casks from 1986 for less than the blacker still bottling.
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Postby r900p » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:37 am

Vitara7,

what are the 1986 bottlings don't think i've come across them. they're not the ones only available to the German market are they? The blacker still, its a gimic, was it worth the price i'm still debating it with my father, however my mother loved it, so it would appear she got an early xmas present!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:58 pm

There are a few slightly different 1986 Laddies:

There's the Sherry Butt No. 2 which was originally brought over to the Munich Whisky Festival earlier this year, but not exclusive to Germany as far as I know.
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/WhiskyShop-pix/BruiSherry1986MWF.htm

Then there's the 1986 Dark Sherry which is a later release, also 1986-2006
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/WhiskyShop-pix/BruiSherryNo3.htm


Some slightly earlier 1986's are:

1986 - 50 years of La Maison Du Whisky
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/335Brui86MDW.htm

The first (that I know of) 1986 "Dark Sherry"
I believe this is 1986-2005
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/247Brui1986.htm

Then the 1986 "Country Life"
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/278Brui86C-Life.htm

Then finally, as already spoken of; The 1986-2006 Blacker Still
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/WhiskyShop-pix/BruiBlackerStill.htm

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Re: Blackers still - verdict

Postby corbuso » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:08 pm

r900p wrote:Went home this weekend, endured the M1 queues to try Bruichladdich Blacker Still. Was the journey worth it? Okay we (my father and I) opened the new BruichladdichBlacker Still and have to say even though we are Bruichladdich fans we wern't impressed by this one.

Any one else got any opinions, at £100 a bottle and queueing on the M1 for an hour and forty minutes (okay it was moving at 5mp) personally i don't think it was woth it.


The first impression will be posted on the whiskyship report section before the end of the week (http://www.whisky-news.com) and I have to say it was below my expectations. The bottle was nery nice, but the content less impressive. Quite weird whisky.

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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:47 pm

the thing with this bottling though is, ive spoken to some folk and theyve been expecting it to be black like loch dhu.. only to be dissapointed
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:52 pm

vitara7 wrote:the thing with this bottling though is, ive spoken to some folk and theyve been expecting it to be black like loch dhu.. only to be dissapointed


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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:45 pm

yeh i know, but i feel theyve played the blacker part of it, i mean, even the lassie in oddbins that sells the stuff though it was black whisky and was trying to sell it to a tourist as that until i pointed that out to her.
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