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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.
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.
Appearance / Color
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.
Fruit remains, vanilla, honey and some sweetness all hang around until drying oaky finale.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.