MrTattieHeid wrote:Goes to show that you have to take the region concept with a grain of...well, whatever. Not all Islays are peat monsters, although that's what most people mean when they talk about Islays. It's the same everywhere else. The regions are a convenient way of categorizing things geographically, and I suppose there are some characteristics that pop up more often here than there, but one oughtn't get too too caught up in it. There are probably as many malts that don't fit these molds are there are that do.
I can agree on that.
I'm surprised with the level of peatyness Petecaps finds in his Laddie as the distillery-character is very low peated. Most people rate the 20yo first edition quite high, as I do. But you'are right don't expect a smoky monster
. Of course it's a matter of taste. But talking in terms of quality I think it's one of the best standard-Laddies they brought out.
Anyway you made me curious about that 3rd release. (I must admit I don't taste too many Bruichladdie's these days since I lost track on al their releases...