Bruichladdich Rocks single malt scotch whisky. £20 in store Asda - HotUKDeals
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Awesome whisky. Colouring free, non-chill filtered. 46%

It's an Islay malt, but not a peaty one.

Excellent price, normally 26-27 quid

Some reviews from connosr.com:
http://www.connosr.com/reviews/bruichladdich/bruichladdich-rocks/


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#1
£2 off if you work for asda think my other half would be pleased with a bottle a that
1 Like #2
still trying to figure out how you can have a non-peaty islay malt...?
#3
a very good whisky,hot,hot,hot
#4
ikran3
still trying to figure out how you can have a non-peaty islay malt...?


It's made on Islay with barley that hasn't been (or is lightly) peated?
#5
ikran3
still trying to figure out how you can have a non-peaty islay malt...?

They dont use peat to smoke the malt during the drying process.

Good price BTW.

Edited By: EportJake on Mar 22, 2012 22:35
#6
This is still lightly peated, but nowhere near as strong as Ardbeg or Laphroaig.
1 Like #7
Wonderful whisky. I have one of their 30 year bottlings from 1973. Also worth noting it is one of the few independent distilleries with the rest part of multinationals. When I visited the distillery a few years back the staff were sitting there putting labels on bottles. I think they only do that for special bottlings though as there packaging is top notch. Worth googling the time they were investigated by the CIA, or was it the Feds? As a result they brought out a whisky called WMD, I'll try to find a link about it.
#8
Decent price for a single malt whether it's peated or unpeated !

Cheers op 8)
#9
Scores a very very high 90 in Jim Murray's whisky bible, think I'll be giving this a try. Cheers.
#10
Awesome trip to Asda the morra....Out ma face by this time morra night
#11
Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Caol Isla 25 year old and the laphraoig quarter cask are my favourites so far, if you like your islay stuff then the quarter cask is amazing for the price
3 Likes #12
jaydeeuk1
Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Caol Isla 25 year old and the laphraoig quarter cask are my favourites so far, if you like your islay stuff then the quarter cask is amazing for the price


Horses for courses I reckon.

I'm quite a fan of single malts and I've liked every version of the Jura brand I've tried so far.
Jura Superstition is in the same price brand as this, its peated and tastes lovely.....after trying Laphroig and Talisker I know I prefer the Superstition.

The only trouble is, there are so many single malts it becomes a rather expensive pass time trying to discover the ultimate dram !

Cheers
4 Likes #13
jaydeeuk1
can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Sacrilege! Jura is one of the most beautifully balanced whiskies out there.
1 Like #14
Sweetchuck
jaydeeuk1
can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Sacrilege! Jura is one of the most beautifully balanced whiskies out there.


Agreed, brother Sweetchuck :D
#15
One of my favourite whiskies.
I should probably keep quiet before more people discover it and I won't be able to stock!
:)


PS: (Almost) any single malt at this price is at least good value.
banned 2 Likes #16
The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer
#17
jaydeeuk1
Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Caol Isla 25 year old and the laphraoig quarter cask are my favourites so far, if you like your islay stuff then the quarter cask is amazing for the price


Would have to agree with this, Laphroig quarter cask is seriously hard to beat, but the cask strength does it!
4 Likes #18
andy377
The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer

...because that would be good for the Scottish economy.
#19
picked up a bottle last night after seeing good reviews on whiskey exchange & also seeing the average price. Very very nice, on a rock, & slightly warmed
3 Likes #20
andy377
The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer

I drink Tennent's so I'll stick to your crap beer instead.

Also great price for a single malt though I've never tried it. In fact I only ever tend to drink Laphroaig so will give this a go.
#21
I am avin some!
#22
Crackerjack timing OP - I just ran out of Highland Park...
I picked up the last one of these from Owlcotes 15 mins ago :)
#23
BubaMan
Crackerjack timing OP - I just ran out of Highland Park...
I picked up the last one of these from Owlcotes 15 mins ago :)


Highland park is 25 at sainsbury's at the mo. not the greatest
Receive seen it, but best at the moment for supermarket pricing on this one.
#24
dvdbloke
Highland park is 25 at sainsbury's at the mo. not the greatest
Receive seen it, but best at the moment for supermarket pricing on this one.
You're obviously intent on skinting me or putting me on the liver waiting list!
Cheers for the tip-off... I'll see if I can get to a Sainsbury's after work :)
#25
Monkeybumcheeks
Sweetchuck
jaydeeuk1
can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Sacrilege! Jura is one of the most beautifully balanced whiskies out there.


Agreed, brother Sweetchuck :D


See, I've got a problem with Jura. I wish I didn't, as it was the first single malt I tried, and I absolutely loved it. But then I got a bottle about a year/18 months back, and it's rotten. The nose on it is very tequila like! Is this how you guys remember the 10yo? I'm sure I had a bottle from a dodgy cask selection or something, but I can't get any info or justification to try another bottle. I did actually get a miniature and it doesn't have the same rough tequila nose to it, but I haven't done a taste test side by side yet.

So, question to those who love the Jura. How would you describe the smell of it please?
2 Likes #26
Schadenfreude
andy377
The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer

I drink Tennent's so I'll stick to your crap beer instead.

Also great price for a single malt though I've never tried it. In fact I only ever tend to drink Laphroaig so will give this a go.


If you like Laphroaig, you won't like this one. It's much blander. Personally, I detest Laphroaig - I think it smells of diesel - and I do like Rocks. So, I expect that with you it will be the other way around.
3 Likes #27
andy377
The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer

Lol, what has this got to do with English? Go play with your wooden spoon.
#28
Trip to ASDA on the way home then! Thanks OP
#29
Thanks OP just picked one up, what an amazing whisky! I know it's only 11am lol but couldn't resist a wee dram hehe
Such a complex flavour, I can't describe it any better than this review which imho describes it perfectly
http://cooperedtot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/bruichladdich-rocks-young-vigorous.html
#30
Forgive my ignorance but how can it be a single malt when that review says :
"McEwan says its a blend of young single malts ranging from 6-9 years old." ??:|
#31
dvdphile
Forgive my ignorance but how can it be a single malt when that review says :
"McEwan says its a blend of young single malts ranging from 6-9 years old." ??:|
It's a single malt, not a single cask. A single malt can contain multiple casks of varying ages
When people talk about actual 'blended' Whisky, it's malt + another spirit (normally malt + grain).





Edited By: jukkie on Mar 23, 2012 12:19
#32
dvdphile
Forgive my ignorance but how can it be a single malt when that review says :
"McEwan says its a blend of young single malts ranging from 6-9 years old." ??:|

Single malts are a mix or "blend" of different barrels and indeed ages of whisky but from the same distillers. So rocks is made from different barrels of spirit distilled by Bruichladdich.
Blended malts are a mix of barrels, ages and distillers.
So a blended malt could have Bruichladdich, Ardmore, Oban and Highland Park in it.
Then a blended whisky will have a mix of malt and grain whiskies from different barrels, ages and distillers in it.
#33
ihe001
ikran3
still trying to figure out how you can have a non-peaty islay malt...?


It's made on Islay with barley that hasn't been (or is lightly) peated?


yeah but if you've ever been to Islay, the water they use is hugely peaty! :) Ours used to come out of the tap brown!
#34
Really not a fan of the peaty Islay malts which is why I love Bunnahabhain.

Bruichladdich is one of the better ones as well.

Good find
#35
woodstock
jaydeeuk1
Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old though, horrible stuff.

Caol Isla 25 year old and the laphraoig quarter cask are my favourites so far, if you like your islay stuff then the quarter cask is amazing for the price


Would have to agree with this, Laphroig quarter cask is seriously hard to beat, but the cask strength does it!


Laphroaig is medicinal! ;-)
Best I ever tasted was 100 yr Bowmore,,,, not that I could afford to actually *buy* that!
#36
Thanks! Great deal
#37
SunTzu, thanks for the nice comment and the referral to my blog post on Rocks. Rocks is unpeated, but still has a slight coal combustion note on the finish that is coming from the ingredients, not any peat in the malting. The nose is iodine, minerals, and is light and dry. The flavor on entry is huge with bright malty sugars and some delicate berry fruit notes. The finish has a bit of wood and those odd but lovely coal notes I really like. It's unusual for an Islay - but it has plenty of Islay terroir and is a pleasant easy drinking dram with a nice distinctive character.

I bought it at $50 and was well pleased. I put several bottles away when it went down to $35 here (New York city). The ASDA price is under $32 - which is a fantastic deal. I'm worried that Bruichladdich is liquidating their stocks of Rocks to discontinue it - which would be a shame.

If you want to read my full review it's at:
http://cooperedtot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/bruichladdich-rocks-young-vigorous.html
#38
It's available at Asda online too.

Bruichladdich
#39
Pretty sure this was at £20 last year in June or July.

Might grab a bottle on the way home.
#40
I'm in, thanks.

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