Oh, gorgeous! The non-smoky Islay malt exudes fresh and fruity notes in abundance. Cherry, lime and sugar candy come to my mind. I can not help but think about Caipirinha. Accompanied by a pleasant sweetness and the aromas of wild berries, as well as coffee and chocolate. What I have here in the glass is subtle, fine and noble. Right top class. Whether it is as an aftershave? ???? Seriously - do they even know what they are doing at BL? I can not stop smelling the glass, but then "overcome" the first sip.
Taste / mouthfeel:
Acid of orange and lime make the first impression in the mouth. Unfortunately the malt (a bit) watery and really unfortunately, unfortunately not very exciting. Something is missing the substance. The wood is pleasant and the malt is not astringent. Pleasant spice spreads in the mouth. With each sip more the Laddie is better and creamier, but unfortunately he remains little complex.
Finish / aftertaste / Length:
The finish is short to medium, but very pleasant. In particular, the Nachschmecken is lovely and evokes in me associations of wild berries, vanilla and especially strawberry. The last impressions are then still somewhat astringent.
Overall impression / comment:
Ui, that's a pity. So promising was the beginning of our short 2cl-friendship, but unfortunately the single malt could not keep the suspense. After the tasting on the BL website, I read about how "risky" the process was after 17 years of ex-bourbon and 10 more years of ex-wine casks. Well - I suppose there was nothing else left, because without the wine finish, the malt would probably have become extremely meaningless ... Nevertheless - the Laddie reconciled with the aroma and the fine (if not exciting) notes in the taste and finish. Thus:
87/100 (range flavor to taste: 12 points)