Tag: islay

Jan 10

Port Charlotte Islay Barley Scotch – Review

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Bruichladdich Distillery Background I’m a big fan of the Bruichladdich Distillery.  I have reviewed a couple of their whiskies, and have found myself impressed.  However, to this point I have not had an opportunity …

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Jul 25

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Scotch – Review

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Classic Laddie Scotch

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley / The Classic Laddie Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Bruichladdich Distillery Background I spent all of last week at the beach with my wife’s family.  Before heading down, my tradition is to bring a bottle of Scotch and a bottle of rum.  The …

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Mar 21

Ardbog Scotch – Review

Ardbog Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 104.2 Proof Price Point: $115 – $125 for 750 ML (70 cl shown) Distiller: Ardbeg Distillery Limited   Background Ardbog is a special release from the Ardbeg Distillery, commemorating the distillery’s founding.  This particular whisky was 2013’s “Ardbeg Day release”, which celebrated Ardbeg’s 198th birthday (the distillery was established in 1815). The …

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Nov 29

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Scotch – Review

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 114.2 Proof Price Point: $85 – $95 for 750 ML Distiller: Ardbeg Distillery Limited   Background It’s nice when distilleries have “special” releases, that are both readily available and not outrageously expensive.  Ardbeg has quite a few of these, ranging from my top-rated Uigeadail to Ardbog.  While all of these are …

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Oct 31

Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch – Review

Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch

Laphroaig Triple Wood Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 96 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Laphroaig Distillery   Background I’ve sampled my fair share of Laphroaig whisky, from the 10 Year Old to the 18 Year Old to the Quarter Cask.  All are very good single malts, and have distinct differences between them.  Enter …

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Jun 28

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Scotch – Review

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Scotch

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML Distiller: Caol Ila Distillery   Background It’s been a little while since I reviewed a good old fashioned Islay whisky (the most recent was Bunnahabhain which is a little different than most whiskies sharing its …

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May 11

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Scotch – Review

Bunnahabhain Scotch

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92.6 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: The Bunnahabhain Distillery Company   Background Islay Scotches have a heck of a lot to offer.  Pick up a bottle of Ardbeg 10 Year Old, and you’ll get a mouthful of smoke.  Try out a …

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Dec 29

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Scotch – Review

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Scotch

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 96 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Laphroaig Distillery   Background Age statements are interesting things.  Many times, they lead us to purchase “older” bottles to achieve status, even if it’s with ourselves.  Even the media makes it seem as if older …

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Aug 11

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch – Review

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $80 – $90 for 750 ML Distiller: Lagavulin Distillery   Background Lagavulin is one of those iconic brands in the world of whiskey.  It has quite a reputation, and at that price point, it better!  Most of the time, I’m very skeptical …

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Jul 28

Bruichladdich Rocks Scotch – Review

Bruichladdich Rocks Scotch

Bruichladdich Rocks Un-Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Bruichladdich Distillery   Background I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bruichladdich (pronounced brook-lad-dee), but it’s not a Scotch I had previously tried.  On a recent trip to the liquor store, my wife and I …

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