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Islay and malt

Despite the name of the BBC Travel article below, it is actually mostly a review of my favorite peated single malts from Islay.

Islay (Ī – la)

Bruichladdich (Broo – ik – laddie)

Laphroaig (La – frō – āg)

Lagavulin (La – ga – vū – in)

(True Scotsmen, please correct my pronunciation as needed. I hope I am close.) 

   

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150511-why-you-should-never-drink-whisky-on-the-rocks

  
 

Ardbeg Uigeadail

I like this one too 🙂

Buffalo Whiskey Guild

uigiRecently, we here at BWG have inadvertently relegated our Ardbeg consumption to their special annual releases (you can read all our Ardbeg reviews here) and seem to have overlooked some of their more regularly available stuff. That has been a mistake… Ardbeg Uigeadail’s nose is like an enchanted forest of flavors. It starts off with a beautifully complex blend of earth, oak, moss, wild blackberries and raspberries and Ardbeg’s typical, ever present, but not overpowering peat smoke. The palate is a fresh, hand-picked bouquet strewn over smoked wood chips. A few drops of water open up the fruity and floral notes, while adding a creamy texture to this smokey mountain of flavors. The finish is smooth and warm with some sharp cracked peppercorn and fading peat smoke. Uigeadail is beautifully complex and balanced. For BWG it’s by far Ardbeg’s best regular offering. Available in store and online at Gates Circle Liquor for $106

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The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

This just appeared in my reader … My favorite distiller …

Buffalo Whiskey Guild

scottichbarleyBruichladdich, one of BWG’s favorite Scottish distillers recently discontinued their “Laddie 10” flagship bottling and replaced it with The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley. We loved the Laddie 10 (you can read that review here), so we were not happy to learn of its departure – however, we were equally as excited to sample its replacement. This unpeated Bruichladdich pours a deep honey gold, a few shades darker than its predecessor. The nose is classic Bruichladdich, salty and floral with a caramel, banana sweetness. The palate is clean and balanced, with sea salt caramel taffy and a lavender bouquet. It has a nice oily mouth feel which leads into thoroughly warming finish that lasts a good while. A touch of water broadens the palate with more floral notes, while maintaining its salty-sweet bite. There is no age statement on this Laddie bottling and the abv. has been punched up to…

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