The KOTQ has enjoyed 7 tastings from the Bruichladdich distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Bruichladdich Islay 1881 – Today Black Bottle
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Bruichladdich Distillery Spring at Octomore farm 1,500,000 liters/year
       
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BRUICHLADDICH The Laddie Ten 13Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 10 The Laddie Ten [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH yo 01Q2 – BRUICHLADDICH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Auburn
mild seaside
smooth-liquid
Conservative Islay – Not over the top like other I
Haunting
Doesn’t try to out Laphroaig Laphroaig and that’s fine
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Centennial
Brunette
Hot candy
Crestalker?
Lusty/Hotstick
Caramel
Diana Krall on a paubey/stand hammock?can’t read
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Cyclone
Caramel
Smoky, fishy, burnt rubber
Catherine Zeta Jones pre Michael Douglas
Buttery, salty
What finish!?!? Vanishes like invisible girl
Lets you know it’s there and then takes off
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Irving
Cedar
Floral notes
Salt
Medium peat. Smoked trout. A little water opens
Nutty & quick. Back of mouth lingering peat
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Lakeview
Salty butter
Thin, almost waiflike
Abrupt
Good but not good enough to be in my collection
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Tao
Darker – outside but the scotch too
A lot of the island – floral
Hardly any – easy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001
Ville
Yellow green
Bold but not sharp, grass in nose
Oily, creamy, woody, smokey
Sharp yet with medium length, definitely has a bit
Yes would buy
01Q2-Ville
June 30th, 2001

BRUICHLADDICH yo 03Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

BRUICHLADDICH PC7 10Q1 – BRUICHLADDICH 7 PC7 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Light caramel
Peaty
Christine Hendrix
Matures after cut
Sweet was buttery
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bibeau
Bacon grease
Short strong
Better cut. Good body
Not as good of a finish
Not my favorite. Nice bottle
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bop
Sharp and peaty
Incredibly tasty for a 7 yo. Widely diverse.
Phenomenal scotch. Age is irrelevant in this case. SO much fun.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Lakeview
Arms-length peat
A little sweeter than a traditional Islay
Really filling
Amazing uncut. One of the best buys of 2010
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Tao
Light pale blonde
OMFG Fire! Kitchen-length nose
Very full. Christine Hendrix
Complex. Spices (nutmeg) + cream + smoke
Sweet long a little sea
Bruichladdich. Cut changes it completely.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Ville
Smokey, ashes. Awesome nose
Solid like a gymnast
Butterscotch candy
Firm but long mellow finish
Great new scotch. It deserves the BIG Award that it received.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010

BRUICHLADDICH PC7 11Q3 – BRUICHLADDICH 7 PC7 [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
B Funk
Light gold
Slight sweetness
Full,
Sweet yet subtle… Not overbearing
Licorice
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bluff
cant comment
wonderful before cutting…a little flat after…citrus
medium…not overpowering
a little bit of heat. More floral than expected.
soothing coating
Being cask strength…I believe I may have cut it too much…I lost what made the initial nosing so wonderful. As is, I would not seek this one out again
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Intense Pan Am stewardess.
High peat. Delicious. Not smoky though.
Wonderful
Awesome. Really. Take tiny amounts and the high character will explode and fill your mouth without conveying the cask strength heat.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Hoopie
Nicely intense.
Peet but with sweet coming in. Not overly smoky.
PErfectly complex. The peet but with sweet tastes coming in. Doesn’t need cut but it’s great cut too.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Lakeview
Brown
Where the sea meets molasses
Lingers
Peppery
The only cask strength I can easily sip
Thank goodness I bought it already
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011

BRUICHLADDICH 1989, Cask #68 Bottle #312 of 385 10Q4 – BRUICHLADDICH nas 1989, Cask #68 Bottle #312 of 385 [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Natural color – changes with water
Floral. Oceanic
Pepper. Lavendar.
Warm. Add water smooths out.
Sharp
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bluff
Natural
Salty, sea
Meim body
Heather lavender light pepper
seems short
love this nose. I can contemplate with this scotch.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Bop
Seafoody//crab. Light citrusy front-end
Widely delicious
Saffron-pepper and lavender When Cut: woodier
Lovely & light
Great pairing with crab
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Hoopie
Natural + light
Slight citrus late oceanic notes
Not short body, slight grassy It’s a nice drink
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011
Lakeview
Natural
acidic, grain lemongrass oceanic
Kirstin Dunst, thin, natural
Aside from pepper citrus/orange peel
Toffee kicker
Almost too benign or light for me.
10Q4-Bluff
January 8th, 2011

BRUICHLADDICH Rocks 11Q3 – BRUICHLADDICH nas Rocks [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
buttered popcorn…pumped from the can….artificial?
medium
unexpected islay…buttery and easily approachable. need more to evaluate
warm and coating
After initial pull….found it to be stand offish….then I found comfort. Not my fave but would go for it if offered to me.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Orville Redenbacher buttery. It is really buttery like the movie theater.
Soft and easy. for a novice who comes to your house.
Skanky but post finish is in fact that fake butter stuff from the movies.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Hoopie
Buttered popcorn. As unmistakable as I’ve ever smelled.
The butter can’t leave the thoughts.
Some oilly in the finish. Generally skanky.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Lakeview
Yellow
Orville redinbacher
LMFAO
“Weak, like the Ukraine” Seinfeld
Lingers like The Cranberries
I’d pour it over popcorn
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011