quote:Originally posted by Shane T.:quote:Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:quote:Originally posted by Shane T.:quote:Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:quote:Originally posted by Shane T.:
- Ardbeg Uigeadail
...kind of tired of this one. I think I'll shift back to the Bruichladdich.
Variety is king.
Indeed. But, I'm actually growing weary of the Ardbeg lineup in general. I find much more complexity and character in other Islay malts, including Bruichladdich & Caol Ila. Springbank (Campbeltown) & Mortlach (Speyside) are some other favorites.
Bruichladdich is one i never understood.
Any particular reason why?
Tried the 10yr and found it totally uninteresting, compared to other lightly-peated coastal malts, like Clynelish or Old Pulteney. Then they release some heavily peated bottles, some light Sauternes-finish bottles, aso, which lets me wondering what their house-style really is. Then they came-up with a Sauternes Chateau d'Yquem finish. What next? A Chateau Yquem 1983 cask finish at 500$ per bottle?
I know lots of people like Bruichladdich, but it's just not for me. Les gouts et les couleurs, ca ne ce discute pas.