Whisky Review: The Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010

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The Bruichladdich Distillery has won numerous awards, which is particularly impressive given its comparatively young age (at least, in its current iteration). This time, we’re reviewing their Islay Barley 2010. This unique single malt is aged for a surprisingly short 6 years and primarily features the flavors of the barley and water that go into it.

We learned a lot from this whisky, most particularly that age isn’t everything when it comes to single malts. Check it out and, if you’re so inclined, pick up a bottle yourself and let us know what you think.

Whisky Wednesday: Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition


Happy Whisky Wednesday Dear Readers!

Today’s journey of the pallet takes us back to the land without the “e” – Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky.

I admit to being a naturally skeptical man, especially with regards to Cutty as it has not always agreed with me, but seeing as how it was Lyndon B. Johnson’s drink of choice, I was compelled to honor my favorite president by giving “The Real McCoy” another shot (pun intended).

Despite the black, intimidating label, Prohibition is light in color – a cool compromise between honey and amber. The lightness in basketbal kleding kopen appearance is matched by the softness of its flavor – smooth, slightly sweet, and without a hint of peat.

Be warned though, this whisky was designed to evade the likes of Eliot Ness, and that ruggedness is reflected in its 100 proof. I say bring on the proof! Fortune favors the bold, and the readers of Cigar & Whiskey are nothing if not adventurous.

But as always, further research is needed…