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If you like smoky Islay Whisky, we have a surprise for you. Sure, Islay is famous for its signature peaty and smoky drams. But at Bruichladdich, they have three categories of Whisky.

1. The main nameplate "Bruichladdich" is not peated at all. It does get a tiny hint of peatiness and saltiness from the air around it, but not from the process. These Whiskies are malty and lightly sweet, and they "Bloom with a splash of water and time with the flavors of fresh herbs - almost Tequila-esque. It is often recommended by experts that you pour your Bruichladdich dram and add a teaspoon of water and then wait for 10 minutes. These guys are serious about their single malts and that's the way they say it should be done.

2. "Bruichladdich Port Charlotte" are the heavily-peated Islay style that you would expect. One whiff and there is no doubt about what you have in the glass with smoky aromas and an even fruitiness on the palate.

3."Bruichladdich Octomore" are named after the Octomore Farm that supplies the barley for this, their more heavily peated and smoky dram. Lovers of Octomore will describe it as having an almost oily consistency and the aroma of diesle fuel... and they mean this as a compliment.

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