October 19, 2012
An uncompromising, almost brutal phenolic attack on your tastebuds, but it is not simply a peat monster, it has complex layers of flavours. – Rating: 90/100
September 28, 2012
A delectable dram with a perfectly balanced combination of fruit and sweetness with the wood staying in the background. – Rating: 87/100
July 17, 2012
The spices are quite dominant here and cover the nice fruity and sweet flavours to some extent. Overall it still is a decent value dram. – Rating: 82/100
May 7, 2012
The delightful nose suggests a higher age, but the palate is still vibrant and youthful. The very strong sherry suits the very strong spirit very well. – Rating: 88/100
April 11, 2012
The sweetness is a little too dominant here to make it a truly great malt. Still quite a good dram, though. – Rating: 85/100
April 11, 2012
Ultra-rich in taste but quite sweet, this is a great dram for contemplative sipping with a little going a long way.
– Rating: 89/100
January 10, 2012
This dram has a rather medicinal character. If you like that style of whisky, you will love this one. – Rating: 87/100
January 7, 2012
A great heavily peated malt, very strong smoke combined with a nice underlying sweetness. It is still a bit young and rough but it’s an excellent dram. – Rating: 89/100
December 16, 2011
Both nose and palate of the new Laddie flagship are so packed with flavours that it’s difficult to point out single aromas. There is a ‘coastal’ element that clearly sets it apart from the old expressions. Brilliant! – Rating: 90/100
December 2, 2011
A nice malt, typical for the unpeated Bruichladdich house style, perhaps a bit on the spicy side. – Rating: 84/100
October 2, 2011
A really nice wine finish here, the cheese note is barely noticeable but adds an interesting dimension to an already very flavourful dram. – Rating: 84/100
November 19, 2010
This is the first Port Charlotte bottled at drinking strength. It’s noticeably lighter bodied with a rather gentle and almost delicate character compared to the earlier “heavy duty” PC bottlings. – Rating: 85/100
September 26, 2010
The colour suggests a sherry monster, but already the nose is lacking depth. You can well taste the PX sherry but the whisky seems to be missing. A failed attempt to save an inferior cask with a strong finish. – Rating: 73/100
July 28, 2010
The unusual combination of strong peat and red wine works amazingly well. It tastes pretty much like a piece of smoked ham marinated in Bordeaux wine. – Rating: 87/100
June 28, 2010
Another creation of Vatting Wizard Jim McEwen. Distinctively spicy – even more so than Talisker – but the strong fruit and peat back it up to a certain extent. – Rating: 83/100
June 10, 2010
This fruity dram needs a few minutes to fully develop its armoas. Very sippable! – Rating: 84/100
May 10, 2010
It rather has a purely phenolic peatiness that lacks the notes of smoked ham or the likes that are often found in peaty malts. But the general character is much gentler and more accessible than that of the Supernova. – Score: 86/100
February 23, 2010
A very nice vatting, quite peaty but the typical Laddie fruitiness is always present. – Score: 86/100
October 31, 2009
A very nice balance of spice and fruity sweetness. The amount of finish is just about right making it a very enjoyable malt.
– Score: 84/100
October 15, 2009
A nice unpeated Laddie, good balance of fruit and spice – Score: 82/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
January 10, 2013
Name: Lawrence Graham
Year of Birth: 1958
Place of Residence: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Whisky Involvement: Festival organizer, blogger
January 2, 2013
Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
December 10, 2012
The web just loves Top Ten lists, my Twitter feed is full of links to all kinds of booze-related Top Ten of whatever. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are informative, more often than not they are plain annoying.
November 29, 2012
It’s that time of year again. For anyone on the lookout for whisky-realated gifts here are a few recommendations that offer great value.
November 28, 2012
Yesterday I came across a news article in French about Rémy Cointreau’s plans for the newly acquired Bruichladdich distillery
November 12, 2012
On Friday, the long-negotiated deal between Diageo and United spirits has finally been finalized. Diageo pays £1.3 billion for a 53.4% stake in the company.
October 11, 2012
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 4, 2012
On 3rd September I had the pleasure to attend the opening of Munich’s second Ardbeg Embassy at Bar Gabányi. The event coincided with the launch of Ardbeg Galileo.
July 10, 2012
Yesterday Mark Reynier, CEO of Bruichladdich, tweeted to the the world that the owners were in “advanced talks with Rémy Cointreau” about the sale of the distillery.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
February 1, 2012
The latest Highland Park release sets new standards in a variety of ways.
October 10, 2011
I received an invitation for this year’s Whisky Show organized by The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis in London. Even though it was not quite easy to fit this into my schedule, I decided to accept anyway.
July 22, 2011
This is an entirely subjective collection of whisky pricing monstrosities that I have come across in the past months.
April 11, 2011
“The International Whisky Competition is the premium whisky competition in the world.” So the website of the competition proudly states. Bold words indeed from the newcomer who entered the ever-growing award and competition circuit in 2010.
January 29, 2011
I have recevied a document from an anonymous source shedding light on the inner workings within the marketing departments of the Scotch whisky industry.
January 28, 2011
I am so excited to present you the lastest experiment of the Dramming Research Kitchen: The spirit-ual equivalent of turning water into wine.