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Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

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Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby bcrossan » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:47 pm

Does anyone know for sure which edition this Laddie is?

http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/b ... y1453.html

Seems to me this may be the second edition 'Flirtation' seen here (last on list)
http://www.laddieshop.com/acatalog/New_ ... Gifts.html

This one is clearly marked as the third edition 'Islands'
http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/b ... y3177.html

Anyone know for certain?

Thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:39 pm

bcrossan wrote:Does anyone know for sure which edition this Laddie is?

http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/b ... y1453.html


This is more than lightly the first edition as it was described in Whisky Mag No.19 which has a publish date of Oct/Nov 2001 and probably well out of circulation by now, and may well of been sold as a plain 20yo before they went mental with all sorts of names. :lol:


bcrossan wrote:Seems to me this may be the second edition 'Flirtation' seen here (last on list)
http://www.laddieshop.com/acatalog/New_ ... Gifts.html



If you click on the bottle beside the description it throws this up and clearly you can see Second Edition.

bcrossan wrote:This one is clearly marked as the third edition 'Islands'
http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/b ... y3177.html
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As you said 3rd Ed self explanatory with Islands stuck in there

So yes your logic appears to be correct :wink:
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby bcrossan » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:47 pm

Thanks for the info. Yeah I guess that makes sense given when it was reviewed in Whisky Mag. So I guess they are just missing the second from the list, which is the one I was interested in some notes on :x Anyone have any comments on how the 2nd ed 20 Yr compares to the others?
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby Sherried Malt » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:58 am

I've never tasted the 2nd Ed but one whisky purveyor whose palate I respect thought the 1st Ed was much better. So much so he put the 2nd Ed on sale at a pretty steep discount because "that's all it's worth."

YMMV.
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby bcrossan » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:55 am

Sherried Malt wrote:I've never tasted the 2nd Ed but one whisky purveyor whose palate I respect thought the 1st Ed was much better. So much so he put the 2nd Ed on sale at a pretty steep discount because "that's all it's worth."

YMMV.


Perhaps that explains why on one site I was looking the 20 is $10 less than the 17 yr :roll:
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby r900p » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:51 pm

If your looking to try the Fliratation 2nd Ed 20 then http://www.whiskshop.com have some 20cl limited numbered bottlings if you want t try it before buying abottle.

Not sure about shipping to the US though.

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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby Bob O. » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:18 pm

bcrossan wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:I've never tasted the 2nd Ed but one whisky purveyor whose palate I respect thought the 1st Ed was much better. So much so he put the 2nd Ed on sale at a pretty steep discount because "that's all it's worth."

YMMV.


Perhaps that explains why on one site I was looking the 20 is $10 less than the 17 yr :roll:

Caught my eye as well when I recently ordered the 17 from that site. First I thought it was priced incorrectly but maybe that is all it is worth. Was contemplating picking it up but can't bring myself to do it yet.
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby laddie teun » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:21 pm

prefer the first edition by far
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby stonemonkey » Mon May 04, 2009 10:41 am

Personally I prefer the 2nd Edition of the 3 mentioned. depending on the mood. i find it far smoother than the 1st with some sweet almost pear notes on the finnish. Delightful! :mrgreen:
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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby Wave » Mon May 04, 2009 3:06 pm

r900p wrote:If your looking to try the Fliratation 2nd Ed 20 then http://www.whiskshop.com have some 20cl limited numbered bottlings if you want t try it before buying abottle.

Not sure about shipping to the US though.

Rob

It sells at Binny's for $99.99. At that price it's almost like they're trying to give it away. :o
I don't know if I'll ever get a bottle of this (even at that price!). I'm still not sold on wine casked whiskies.

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Re: Bruichladdich 20 Years Old

Postby Ganga » Mon May 04, 2009 3:46 pm

I've tried both. The "First Edition" is a more flavorful whisky than the Second Edition. The wine casks smooth out the Second Edition and make it sweeter. And yes, I prefer the XVII to the 20-Second Edition. However, I'll take all three of these over the XVIII.
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