Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oak
  • apple juice
  • vanilla
  • salty
  • caramel
  • honey
  • green fruit
  • phenols
  • sweet

Bruichladdich

The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley (0.7l, 50%)

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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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

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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  • oak
  • apple juice
  • vanilla
  • salty
  • caramel
  • honey
  • green fruit
  • phenols
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
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