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Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

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Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby whiskeyme » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:39 pm

Anybody have or try the Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition? It's a bit pricey around here ($85 US). Is it worth it? Tasting notes?
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:50 pm

I like it very much. My recollection is that it sells for $75-100 locally. I'm not sure where you are but I'd suggest checking some of the on-line places like Binny's in Chicago or Wine & Liquor Depot in Van Nuys.
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Bob O. » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:21 pm

It is $75 to $80 at a couple shops around here. The pricing doesn't seem out of line. You might be able to find better pricing online but then have to figure in the cost of shipping. Oh yeah...I like this Whisky very much. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby mikeymad » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:24 pm

Good whisky, a little pricey (like a lot of 'laddie). $85 I might buy something else, but $75 or less it is worth it.

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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby whiskeyme » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:03 pm

Could anybody tell me what the difference is between the fist or stand ard bottling of the fifteen year, and the second edition?
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Bob O. » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:19 pm

whiskeyme wrote:Could anybody tell me what the difference is between the fist or stand ard bottling of the fifteen year, and the second edition?

Well the first was 85% American and 15% Spanish Oak. The second seems to be 100% American then ACE'd in Sauternes Casks.
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby r900p » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:22 pm

I'm tying to remember which was finished in Chateux Y'cuem, spelling boy!, i may even be the wrond vintage. Just had a look at my bottles and can't find anything on them.

Price over here was around £35 ($70). 15 is set to be replaced with a 16.

SOI will be around soon to put us all right.

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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Bob O. » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:26 pm

r900p wrote:I'm tying to remember which was finished in Chateux Y'cuem, spelling boy!, i may even be the wrond vintage. Just had a look at my bottles and can't find anything on them.

Price over here was around £35 ($70). 15 is set to be replaced with a 16.

SOI will be around soon to put us all right.

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2nd edition. Mentioned http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1340.aspx
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby whiskeyme » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:14 am

Hmmm :? , if it's so good (worth the $) why are they replacing it with a 16? :?
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:27 pm

Is it really any different to replace the Laddie 15 2nd edition with a 15 3rd edition vs a 16? Laddie currently doesn't seem to release any product consistently as they consider themselves more of a boutique distillery. The question I have is when Laddie is going to produce a consistent line of products like they had prior to the change in ownership.
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Bob O. » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:34 pm

Good question, Ganga. I was thinking have a core line up of Whisky (12, 15, 18, 25) and then produce the random bottlings here and there. I guess as long as they are selling Whisky with their current strategy, why change? Although I would think that consistency would probably benefit them long term. Just a guess though.
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:43 pm

I think a factor is that they are producing these things in batches (editions). They are using certain finishes, and certain casks (old stock), that cannot be reproduced. So, instead of the 15 changing over time because of these factors, they are right up front. This is a new beverage (i.e. a new edition).

I think that a standard release will come, but they are still years away from having standard stock (10yo) of any beverage that they have been distilling since they have brought the stills back to life.

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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:03 pm

Hi Guys ,
Just spotted this , yes you're right about the finish here's my notes.....
Comments-15yo 2nd release ,100% Bourbon Casks for 15 years then 25 weeks in Premier Grans Sauternes (French Allier Oak) Casks . at first not as nice as the first edition but it does grow on you as you drink more of it !
Colour- Amber
Nose- Spices , sultanas , oak and the seashore !
Taste- Very creamy and Red berries .
Finish- Long and fudgy .

The 15 is being replaced by a 16yo aced in 6 different styles (incl La Tour Margux Haut brion, Clemiens ,Calejio,La Fleur) according to the great man himself .
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Re: Bruichladdich 15 Year 2nd Edition

Postby mikeymad » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:25 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:The 15 is being replaced by a 16yo aced in 6 different styles (incl La Tour Margux Haut brion, Clemiens ,Calejio,La Fleur) according to the great man himself .


6 editions of the 16yo!!. holy poop.... :roll:

Hope to try them all at some point.

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