Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

(0.75l, 50%)


7.8/10
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$52.99
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 A new standard of Bruichladdich Single Malt expressed in fresh, Single Malt wonder.

The Bruichladdich Distillery is very impressive. In 1881 the Harvey brothers — who came from a Whisky family dynasty — built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house with unheard-of six-meter tall stills. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for more than 100 years. They proudly practice slow fermentation and slow distillation using traditional wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir. The distillery produces non-peated Bruichladdich Single Malt, Port Charlotte which is peated in the classic Islay style, the heavily peated Octomore, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.

Head Distiller Adam Hannett set out to craft a signature Single Malt to serve as the standard-bearer upon which the line would be defined. Calling it "The Classic Laddie" is a great way to set it apart and provide a pronunciation lesson at the same time. True to form, this Islay rebel has zero peat and 100% Scottish barley and it’s aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks with no chill-filtration and no artificial coloring at 50% ABV.

Smartass Corner: 
The name of the distillery is darned hard to say correctly. The trouble is that sometimes the "-ick" in Scot’s Gaelic is sometimes pronounced as a hard "k" and sometimes it’s silent. And in "Bruichladdich" there’s one of each. Say it this way: "Brook - laddie" and you’ll be close.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks

Flavor Spiral™

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oak
apple juice
vanilla
salty
caramel
honey
green fruit
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sweet
What does Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Barley sugar, fresh apple, a hint of mint. Then caramelised fruits and honey drift onto the scene.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet oak, barley, Atlantic saltiness, ripe green fruit, vanilla and sweet malt.

Finish
Fruit remains, vanilla, honey and some sweetness all hang around until drying oaky finale.

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Ratings & Reviews
JOSE
JOSE,
Salt start with strong oak finish. Not a bad dram at all
 
Michael
Michael,
I love the un-peated finish
 
Robert
Robert,
Love this and love the bottle and packaging too. This is NOT especially peaty - by design - but there's just enough to complement the other flavors. Very easy to drink. Put it this way ... since trying, I keep thinking, "I cannot wait to have more." 'Nuff said.
 
Orlando
Orlando,
Really good stuff, I feel you kinda have to like peaty whiskeys in order to enjoy this. Definitely worth the buy imo. Try it at a bar or restaurant first.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
love this scotch! gentle, honey/butter flavor with some subtle spice hints. not a fan of the opaque baby-blue bottle.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Salted caramel & butterscotch.
 
Robert
Robert,
Always loved Bruichladdich, but never had this non-peated version. Smooth, oaky, a touch of sweet. Nice to sip. If there were a summer Scotch, this would be it.
 
Sotirios
Sotirios,
Absolutely amazing. Glorious spirit. Absolutely unbelievable. Did not expect this level of complexity. I think I found my favorite distillery.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A perfectly fine dram to enjoy while doing other things, but definitely not one that I'd sit back and focus on. Just missed the mark a bit to me and I love Islays.
 
Jason
Jason,
Phenomenal whiskey. Great blend with phenomenal flavor and a smooth finish.
 
Eli
Eli,
7.8
 
Colton
Colton,
Sweet apple with light vanilla
 
Brian
Brian,
Not sure if my bottle is defective… Definitely smoky… Wasn’t even on the flavor spiral
Katherine
Katherine,
Brian, please send it to me. I love smoke. Kathy (cortenka@gmail.com)
Patrick
Patrick,
More depth of flavor than any others I’ve had at the price point. And a higher ABV (50%) doesn’t hurt either.
 
guest
guest,
Easy to drink, salty nose, smooth
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Peachy and salty. A great summer dram.
 
Amber
Amber,
Intense and strong with a sweet finish
 
Kayla
Kayla,
Definitely a woody finish with phenols (but not really smoky!). It really gets very harsh if you let it sit in your mouth before swallowing -- to the point that it overpowers your ability to taste any complexity. The scent is very appealing. Oily mouthfeel.
 
Jason
Jason,
Aroma of warm honey and salt. Sweet on the pallet with caramel and vanilla with a bit of heat on the finish. Truly great if you think about the price point.
 
Carlos
Carlos,
It is a nice scotch but unfortunately there is nothing noteworthy about it.
 
Michael
Michael,
A nice ay to taste Islay without peat, but I definitely miss the peat. A bit hot and the finish is quite short.
 
Evan
Evan,
Very nice.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Big fan of this! Everything I love about Islay scotch without the Peat I dislike. Hope to find something else like it.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Pleasant Scotch
 
Alex
Alex,
Fan-friggin-tastic
 
Bradley
Bradley,
My favorite unpeated scotch, light and goes down smooth.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Perfect balance of smoke and fruit. Might be my new go-to.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth, light peat, warming and pleasant
 
guest
guest,
Not much actually. Vanilla and fresh after taste.
 
Corey
Corey,
This is a fine whisky, but it was not for me. Even being no peat, I could still detect the salty air. This is great for many tastes, but I prefer a little less of the salty/smokey air.
 
Phillip
Phillip,
I did not like the hard finish and aftertaste.
 
guest
guest,
Sweet and smooth good whisky overall
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Stunning whisky.
 
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