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Exploring the Most interesting Scotch Whiskeys with Bruichladdich


Off the western coast of Scotland, there’s a scattering of over 50 distant islands referred to as the Hebridean islands. Solely 15 of those islands are inhabited, however the  Southernmost often known as the Isle of Islay (pronounced “EYE-luh”), is world-renowned for making Scotch whisky. With a small inhabitants of solely 1500 and recognized by many as “whisky Island,” Islay, is residence to Bruichladdich, a distillery established in 1881 that at the moment distills 4 distinctive spirits all bottled on web site. 

Bruichladdich is a progressive distillery recognized for its experimentation with recipes and processes. They produce each unpeated (easy) and peated single malt Scotch whiskeys (one being gin), difficult the established order of distilling whisky on the island and past.

The Traditional Laddie – Unpeated Scotch Whisky

Just lately we had an opportunity to participate in a digital tasting of Bruichladdich’s flagship spirit, The Traditional Laddie. This unpeated and traditional non-smokey, floral, and sophisticated Scotch whisky matured in quite a lot of cask varieties is made with 100% Scottish barley and triple distilled. 

Whereas some folks love peated scotch whiskeys with a smokey character, they’re undoubtedly not for everybody. That’s the place a spirit just like the Traditional Laddie is available in. With a stunning deep golden-caramel colour derived totally from sitting within the cask (no caramel colour added as different distilleries usually do), this easy and warming Scotch whisky with malty, vanilla, oaky, and caramel-like, apple and berry notes is an extremely pleasant sip. Even for somebody like me who’s a complete beginner relating to ingesting Scotch whisky, I may simply see myself sipping this to heat up on a chilly night. The Traditional Laddie’s putting Tiffany blue bottle can be price noting. Not solely is it a phenomenal colour, but it surely additionally gives a wealth of details about what you’re about to sip. It might sound unusual, however solely a handful of whisky producers will share the origins of what they distill. Bruichladdich believes you’ve gotten the proper to know what’s in your glass and the way it got here to be. That’s why distinctive codes are printed on the again of each bottle related to each batch of whisky made. Our code of 20/109 entered right here on the Bruichladdich web site revealed our bottle was produced from a vatting of 74 whole casks, 4 vintages, 3 barley varieties, and 10 cask varieties. As a result of it’s a pure product and the recipe can fluctuate, every batch and bottle of The Traditional Laddie may have barely completely different tasting notes and aromas. That is a part of the enjoyable of ingesting it.

You may be taught extra concerning the Bruichladdich Traditional Laddie and watch the tasting expertise under.

Octomore 11 – Closely Peated Scotch Whisky

Whether or not you’re a whisky aficionado otherwise you’re merely beginning to develop a deep appreciation for the stuff like me, be sure you try a one-of-a-kind whisky themed content material journey referred to as ‘The Octomore 11 Insider’s Information’.

Octomore 11 is Bruichladdich’s newest classic within the Octomore sequence, and fairly actually the world’s most closely peated Scotch whisky. To enhance its launch, ‘The Octomore 11 Insider’s Information’ is an immersive on-line expertise created by 11 main whisky fans, consultants, and influences additionally nicknamed “The Octomore 11”.  They got unique entry to the group and interior workings of the Bruichladdich Distillery to take a deep look into the origins, substances, and sophisticated flavors of Octomore, the world’s most closely peated whisky. And in case you occur to have already got and luxuriate in Octomore, it is going to solely assist to additional your appreciation for this exceptional spirit.

Go to the hyperlinks under to start exploring Octomore 11. The information is split into six chapters, that includes a unique group member’s weblog that can take you on a captivating tour by way of the whisky neighborhood. 

‘The Octomore 11 Insider’s Information’  chapters are linked under:

Octomore 12 – Closely Peated Scotch Whisky

The Octomore 12 “Insider’s Information” is a one in every of a form useful resource to be taught concerning the world’s most closely peated scotch. The entire content material on the location was created by a group of 12 whisky influencers who got unique entry to take a deep dive into the origins, substances, and sophisticated flavors of the Octomore 12 sequence from Bruichladdich. See the Octomore 12 Insider’s Information now! 

You’ll want to go to our different pals who participated within the Traditional Laddie tasting. Cheers!

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