Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

One of the most famous bottlings from the Bruichladdich distillery returns in a new guise. Due to the lack of cooling filtration remain the smallest suspended particles in the malt, which are carriers of special flavor components. This filling tastes fruity light and malty with some salt.

One of the most famous bottlings from the Bruichladdich distillery returns in a new guise. Due to the lack of cooling filtration remain the smallest suspended particles in the malt, which are carriers of special flavor components. This filling tastes fruity light and malty with some salt.

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13248
Bruichladdich
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
50%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Oak:
Herbs:
Fruit:
Heather:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Caramel:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Honey:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Oak:
Sweet:
Malt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Ginger:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Plum:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Caramel:
Finish
Oak:
Malt:
Fruit:
Apple:
Pear:

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29. Oct 2017
Just to preface, this whisky definitely needs a little water added, maybe enough to bring it down to 46% or so. I'll include notes both with and without below.

Nosing: Pineapple Green Apple Floral Vanilla
When neat there is an acidity which is distinctly unpleasant, it literally stings the nose. The flavours are highly concentrated like smelling fruit cordial.
With some water added its actually quite enjoyable. The acidity calms down and becomes citrus fruit, pineapple juice and green apple. There's an underlying sweetness and a floral note though I couldn't identify it if I tried. There's just a touch of vanilla as well.

Taste: Fruit Sweet Oak Malt
Both with and without water this has an intense sweet arrival. It starts fruity like drinking neat tropical fruit cordial, with some water this slackens off considerably and is much improved. At least when neat the alcohol isn't particularly overbearing. Both with and without water though there's a distinct rich maltiness along with an overabundance of charred oak. Its one of those ones where you might be forgiven for thinking you're chewing on a plank to be honest.

Finish: Malt Oak
Stays fairly consistent regardless of water. Long and oaky, a little bitter along with some residual malt.

Comment:
I'm torn on this one. I really like what they tried to do by bottling at a higher percentage and giving a real intense flavour experience. Sadly, all it's doing in this case is amplifying the issues it has. It just tastes like it's about 5 years too early for it to have come out of the barrel to be honest. It's raw and unapologetically youthful. It's hard to recommend as there are so many other good malts available at that price point.
DRV12
17. Jan 2016
DRV12
27. Feb 2016
Nosing: Malt , dust, barnyard, acidity, Oak , Grass , Herbs

Taste: Sweet Malt Oak Pepper

Finish: Oak , bitterness, Malt

Comment: repulsive nose, flat taste, bitter finish
DRV12
18. Jul 2016
MrGucky
03. Dec 2017
Nosing: Grapefruit Herbs Vanilla

Taste: Oak Ginger Malt

Finish: Oak Malt Pear

Comment:
Loadmasterdave
07. Dec 2016
02. Jun 2017
Rusi
25. Jan 2016
maltaholic
15. May 2016
Andreas1962
23. Sep 2016