Sunday, December 19, 2010

Review: Bruichladdich Peat

Bruichladdich Peat
Price: $50-$60
Strength: 46 %

Bruichladdich's peat is of a much different style than its Islay neighbors.  Take one of the Big Three or even a Bowmore or Caol Ila, and the typical experience is like drinking salt marsh water while inhaling a camp fire.  Bruichladdich Peat is a more meaty, earthy peat that does not evoke the sea and dials down the smoke.  Instead, the big note here is bacon.  There is still a good amount of smoke, but it is less like putting your face over a bonfire and more like a backyard barbecue.  Sweet and pleasant, with good mouth-feel, but the finish lacks a grand finale.  88 points (B+).

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