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Bruichladdich Ancien Regime Review

Bruchladdich Ancien Regime Sometimes you have bottles of whisky sitting in the house that you are nearly finished before you realise that you haven't written a single word about, and this is one of them as i was down to the last few drams when i realised i hadn't written notes on this whisky.

The Bruichaddich Ancien Regime is one of two bottles released to celebrate the reopening of the distillery along with Renaissance and released for Feis Ile in 2011. Renaissance was one i absolutely loved and was the reason i also picked up this bottle.

The nose is utterly fabulous but the palate really doesn't do it any justice whatsoever, it's a little bit over woody, still very very drinkable, but definitely woody and not the same quality as the spirit distilled after the reopening.

Available at auctions or try picking one up from specialists like Master of Malt

Tasting Notes & Details


A very grassy


Quite woody, more so than i was expecting from the nose, almost overpoweringly so, wood spices, cinnamon, 5 spice and some cask char, a light fruity element, which for me is very light fruit salad chews, hiding in the background.


Tangy, woody, oaky

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Bruichladdich Ancien Regime
Age: 12
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 28/02/2019 by Tom

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