This week we were treated to a tasting by none other than the most vibrant whisky and spirits aficionado South Africa has to offer – a truly exceptional ambassador by the name of Caitlin Hill. You might have met her in and around town, experienced one of her Botanist cocktails or heard her laughter thundering down Bree Street. Much like the core Bruichladdich range, Caitlin is impeccably styled, high strength and unfiltered. She brought along the classic lineup of ‘Laddie favourites, which we proceeded to demolish:
Of course we started with the undefeated Classic Laddie (50%), the most bang-for-buck unpeated whisky that money can buy, before taking a trip to Port Charlotte (50%). My personal favourite, Port Charlotte is an absolute titan of a heavily-peated whisky, one deserving of far more attention than it seems to receive. And lastly, no Bruichladdich tasting could be complete without the infamous Octomore 6.1 (57%) – the peat monster that softens the hearts of even the most die-hard peat deniers. Fantastic!
Huge thanks to the brilliant and wonderful Caitlin Hill from Rémy Cointreau for an awesome evening, enjoyed by cranky old timers and wide-eyed newcomers alike. I imagine you’ll have to claw Caitlin out of Rémy’s cold, dead hands. Cheers!
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