Based on 238 votes, the average rating for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley is 7.9/10.
Top reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley:
— Absolutely amazing. Glorious spirit. Absolutely unbelievable. Did not expect this level of complexity. I think I found my favorite distillery. Update: got through the neck pour, my rating stands. One of my top five whisk(e)y’s
— Distinctive, refreshing and fun!
— love this scotch! gentle, honey/butter flavor with some subtle spice hints. not a fan of the opaque baby-blue bottle.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
This batch from late 2020 is not as good as the bottle I bought at the beginning of 2020. Much harsher finish.
Light but flavorful. An excellent example of non-peated Scotch.
apple for sure. very pretty the achol adds color at the end. taste of a classic scotch well balanced very very nice. no wrong can be done
Very mild flavors. Buttery and subtly floral. Somewhat smokey nose but specifically not peated.
Even though this isn't a peated whisky, there is absolutely a briny, shoe leather entrance to this pour, as well as toffee. Mossy, grassy, vegetal notes follow. The proof is potent, and reminds you what you had for a long finish.
A salty/spice initial kick then finish is smooth sorta sweet.
There bottles emptied - and still in love!
Its bright and fresh, has a sweetness but not overly sweet. Good malty character, vanilla, caramel, fruity. A very well done whisky, good ABV and non-chill filtered presentation.
Very easy drinking. Not as peaty as other Islay scotches. Little smoke, lots of pleasant flavor without being too sweet.
My favorite whiskey, by far, to date. This bottle is caramel-y, fruity, citrusy, and every other flavor you would want in a whiskey or even a coffee. Smooth all the way through, and light on the finish.
One of the first Scottish Islay Whiskys I have tried. Good tasting.
This has been one of my go to Islay Single Malt Scotch's for a number of years. It's a well-rounded scotch, not heavily peated, but lots of barley, which is kind of unnusual for an Islay scotch. A visit to the distillery last year reinforced my preference for this scotch.
Crisp and refreshing. Great with a cigar.
Love the saltiness of this unseated Islay.
Saltie, non-peated, friendly Scotch; I’d think it’s great for beginners, if somewhat diluted
I've been wanting to try this scotch for a long, long time, and the wait was worth it.
The Classic Laddie, this is a complex one..... I can’t quite isolate this dram on the nose. My best attempt was that this had some vanilla and honey but with more to offer I cannot place. Brown sugar, and a complex balance of flavors such as floral and citrus on the tongue. The warmth and then slight peat (even thou this is a unleaded Islay Single Malt) and herbal. This bottle is highly enjoyable with a price point that doesn’t break your bank. The bottle is expertly balance from the nose to the tongue and finally the finish.
Love the rich briney flavor, with no smoke.
Absolutely amazing. Glorious spirit. Absolutely unbelievable. Did not expect this level of complexity. I think I found my favorite distillery. Update: got through the neck pour, my rating stands. One of my top five whisk(e)y’s
One of the best balanced but explosively flavorful
Sweet honey and oaky turns salty and mildly sherry flavored with a pleasant smokiness in the background. If you have it after something sweeter, you can even taste the wine touches from the red wine casks used in it. Finish turns to more fruit and smoke and lasts and lasts . Great complexity for the price
Salty caramel and apple on the nose. Initial taste is apple juice, before a pleasant spice emerges. Finish is a lasting spice and oak. Added water and it brought back the salty brine and apple flavors.
Distinctive, refreshing and fun!
Really interesting. One of the more salty drams I’ve had, but finishes spicy
Absolutely delicious. Salt and straw/grass notes coming through with plenty of perfectly malted barley.
My go to scotch
my favorite sipping scotch. Just ordered 3 more bottles to put away in my stash.
A very nice balance between drinkable and notable. One of my favorites of the year.
I do not enjoy the peat from Isley Scotch but the Classic Laddie found a way to hide the peat behind the salt and oak. If you tend to shy away from all things Isley, take it from me...this may change your mind. I found a new favorite.
I was hooked on this Scotch instantly. The saltiness up front is beautiful and the oak throughout is well-balanced. I highly recommend especially for folks who shy away from smoke and peat.
Salt start with strong oak finish. Not a bad dram at all
I love the un-peated finish
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.
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.
love this scotch! gentle, honey/butter flavor with some subtle spice hints. not a fan of the opaque baby-blue bottle.
Salted caramel & butterscotch.
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.
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.
Phenomenal whiskey. Great blend with phenomenal flavor and a smooth finish.
Sweet apple with light vanilla
Not sure if my bottle is defective… Definitely smoky… Wasn’t even on the flavor spiral
Brian, please send it to me. I love smoke. Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More depth of flavor than any others I’ve had at the price point. And a higher ABV (50%) doesn’t hurt either.
Easy to drink, salty nose, smooth
Peachy and salty. A great summer dram.
Intense and strong with a sweet finish
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.
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.
It is a nice scotch but unfortunately there is nothing noteworthy about it.
A nice ay to taste Islay without peat, but I definitely miss the peat. A bit hot and the finish is quite short.
Big fan of this! Everything I love about Islay scotch without the Peat I dislike. Hope to find something else like it.
My favorite unpeated scotch, light and goes down smooth.
Perfect balance of smoke and fruit. Might be my new go-to.
Smooth, light peat, warming and pleasant
Not much actually. Vanilla and fresh after taste.
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.