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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 years old

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 years old

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Smakuje mi. […]

Kilka dni temu uczestniczyłem w degustacji organizowanej przez sklep Dom Whisky w Redzie, a prowadzonej przez Brand Ambasadora Mateusza Zabiegaja. Próbowaliśmy wtedy Bruichladdich Laddie Classic, Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010, Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011, Port Charlotte 10 years old i Octomore 08.1. Dodatkową niespodzianką był Bruichladdich Black Art 26 years old. Po imprezie zdecydowałem się zabrać ze sobą do domu Bruichladdich 10 years old (oczywiście drodze umowy sprzedaży, a nie samowolnego zaboru ;)). Z całej degustowanej grupy najbardziej smakował mi Black Art, ale jego cena nie odpowiadała mojemu portfelowi. W przypadku Port Charlotte 10 years old mamy naturalny kolor, non chill filtered i butelkowanie na poziomie 50% ABV, a to wszystko w klimatycznej butelce. Prezentacja godna naśladowania. Na degustacji whisky ta mi smakowała, więc nie będzie żadnych zaskoczeń, ale trzeba spróbować to usystematyzować. K: jasno złoty; N: pierwszy oddech zaraz po otwarciu butelki był przede wszystkim owocowy, dopiero po chwili ujawnił się torfowy charakter; po nalaniu do kieliszka najpierw uniosły się tony alkoholowe, które bardzo szybko uciekły i pozostawiły wyraźne nuty torfowe, przy czym ten torf nie jest wybitnie medyczny/apteczny, czy też bardzo morski, jak u innych przedstawicieli Isle of Islay, raczej należy do bardziej spokojnych, prędzej leśnych niż morskich, takie mam skojarzenie, oczywiście jest tu dym, ognisko, palone drewno, asfalt z pewnej odległości; na drugim planie występują słodsze tony, wanilia, karmel, może też i kokos, zaraz następuje płynne przejście do owoców, spośród których odnajduję przede wszystkim banana, brzoskwinię i suszoną morelę, gdzieniegdzie również jabłko; kilka kropel wody uwydatniło zapach, a także dostarczyło akcenty mineralne, lekko metaliczne z dotykiem cytryny lub może bardziej tarty cytrynowej, która z czasem nasiliła się; S: zdecydowanie...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(88 points)


  • Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

    Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Sherry casks and peat

    I was going to to place this post in April, because the bottle of Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV, I bought back then while a visit to Kyto, Japan. I came across it accidentally, in fact I accidentally came across a whisky store that was next to the sushi bar, which was the purpose of my visit to that part of the city. In the store, the choice was quite wide and decent, the prices did not seem excessive either. I think it was cheaper than in my country. After deeper...

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  • Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

    Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Young and ready

    It has been a while since last Kilchoman on the blog, then it was a version prepared for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013. Today I also have a festival version, the Whisky & Friends M&P Festival. This time it is also a single cask, no 254/2011, my bottle is 45 out of 258, distilled on 27th May 2011 and bottled on 11th April 2016, natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 58% ABV, finish in Pedro Ximenez casks. There is nothing to hide I like single casks the most. Lets get straight to the...

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  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

    Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Thirsty malt

    Cairdeas, or friendship, thats how Laphroaig calls his annual editions for Feis Ile. Probably not to be called otherwise, since the purchase of this bottle this year was a real torment. First, I was looking for Cask Strength, but this quickly ended, then Laphroaigs website decided to prove that youre not strong enough to face it. Finally after two days I was able to reach the stage of entering credit card details. And then, no confirmation, email, contact, nothing. After a few days the...

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  • Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

    Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Independent Caol Ila

    Yesterday I was at Whisky Live Sopot 2017. This is the first edition of this event in Sopot. It was smaller (in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors) than eg Whisky Live Warsaw 2016 or 2015, but for sure more intimate, which really suited me. I dont like crowds. You could talk freely to each other and easily get anywhere. Waiting and counting on next editions. One of the more interesting stands was Adelphi. There Caol Ila 13 years old felt into my hands. Distilled in 2003, bottled...

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  • Lagavulin 8 years old

    Lagavulin 8 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    200 anniversary

    Recently, we have many round anniversaries on Islay, there was Laphroaig, Ardbeg and now 200 anniversary of Lagavulin. The distillery does not offer many official editions. We can choose from delicious 16 years old, more rare 12 years old and annual special editions. All gain consumer recognition. On the occasion of the 200th birtday, Lagavulin decided to present 8 years old whisky. At first glance, it sounds modest, for such a large and round anniversary. Of course, the distillery has added...

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  • Laphroaig 14 years old Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

    Laphroaig 14 years old Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (92 points)

    Laphroaig from Douglas Laing

    It’s been a long time since we had here Laphroaig ;), recently it appeared on the blog in August – it was 10 years old from 70s. Therefore, it is time for the next one. Today also quite unusual, because of independent bottler - Douglas Laing from a series of Old Particular. It was released to celebrate the Feis Ile 2015. Distillation in February 2001, bottling in February 2015. Single cask - refill butt - a total of 636 bottles with 48.4% ABV. Of course, natural color and no chill...

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  • Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

    Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

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    Travel

    Photo report

    After the last post about Bowmore Tempest 10 years old Batch VI it is worth, if only for a moment, to move to the place of its creation, which I visited during last years stay on Islay. I was there the second time, probably not the last ;) Without any further ado, I invite you to a photo report from a visit to the Bowmore Distillery. [caption id=attachment_6394 align=alignnone width=1602] Bowmore Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6391 align=alignnone width=1602]...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

    Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    My favourite Bowmore series

    It seems that the Bowmore 10 years old Tempest series has adopted well and we have another edition. There are Batch 3 and V already on the blog and today I have in my glass Batch VI. Both 3 and VI I bought during visits to the distillery. Tempest arouses my smile from the very first glance. Natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 54.9% ABV, first fill bourbon barrels. What more could you want? This is obviously a rhetorical question. And ... one more thing, of which today we should...

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  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016, 51.6% ABV

    Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016, 51.6% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Madeira Cask

    I do not have to hide that I have a soft spot for Laphroaig. I can not pass by without noticing it. So when recently I received an email from the distillery with an information about the possibility to participate in the lottery to purchase a bottle of Cairdeas 2016 Madeira Cask, without much hesitation I signed up. After a few days it turned out that I acquired the right to buy this release. What times, you need to participate in the lottery to buy Scotch. What to do when demand exceeds...

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