Bruichladdich Rocks single malt scotch whisky. £20 in store Asda
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Bruichladdich Rocks single malt scotch whisky. £20 in store Asda

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Found 22nd Mar 2012
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:
connosr.com/rev…ks/


If this isn't for you don't vote. If you think it's a deal vote hot. If you can find it cheaper please let me know as I want it cheaper!

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£2 off if you work for asda think my other half would be pleased with a bottle a that

still trying to figure out how you can have a non-peaty islay malt...?

a very good whisky,hot,hot,hot

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?

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" 22nd Mar 2012

This is still lightly peated, but nowhere near as strong as Ardbeg or Laphroaig.

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.

Decent price for a single malt whether it's peated or unpeated !

Cheers op

Scores a very very high 90 in Jim Murray's whisky bible, think I'll be giving this a try. Cheers.

Awesome trip to Asda the morra....Out ma face by this time morra night

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

jaydeeuk1

Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old … 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

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.

Sweetchuck

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



Agreed, brother Sweetchuck

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

The English aren't allowed to drink this they can stick to there crap beer

jaydeeuk1

Not tried this one yet, can't be any worse than the Jura 10 year old … 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!

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.

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

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.

I am avin some!

Crackerjack timing OP - I just ran out of Highland Park...
I picked up the last one of these from Owlcotes 15 mins ago

Original Poster

BubaMan

Crackerjack timing OP - I just ran out of Highland Park...I picked up the … 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.

dvdbloke

Highland park is 25 at sainsbury's at the mo. not the greatest Receive … 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

Original Poster

Monkeybumcheeks

Agreed, brother Sweetchuck



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?

Schadenfreude

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

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.

Trip to ASDA on the way home then! Thanks OP

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
cooperedtot.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

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." ??:|

dvdphile

Forgive my ignorance but how can it be a single malt when that review … 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" 23rd Mar 2012


dvdphile

Forgive my ignorance but how can it be a single malt when that review … 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.

ihe001

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!

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

woodstock

Would have to agree with this, Laphroig quarter cask is seriously hard to … 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!

Thanks! Great deal

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:
cooperedtot.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

It's available at Asda online too.

Bruichladdich

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

Might grab a bottle on the way home.

I'm in, thanks.
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