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Scotch Review: Bruichladdich 12 year Islay Singlemalt

I was given the opportunity to try this robust Islay scotch Thursday while a good friend was visiting.

The Bruichladdich is a golden colored scotch with not a lot of peat. The heat level is there definitely and will keep you warm but it’s not so overpowering. This is a smooth scotch with light smoke and peat compared to most normal Islay single malts. The balance of body and oaky vanilla sweetness.

A nice finish compliments this 12 year whisky.

From the website: There is no chill filtration, no coloring added and the whiskys are bottled naturally.

Paired this with a CAIN cigar and god company. The CAIN cigar had a much better profile than the last time I smoked one but that’s another review I’ll do for another night.

at 46% ABV this is a little lighter than what I’m used to (Glenfiddich or Grants Blended) but a nice way to wind down the evening or celebrate good company!