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Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
267
Whiskybase ID
WB11053
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Casktype
American Oak Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105904705
Added on
10 oct 2009 2:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 133.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.48 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Indeed a classic Laddie. I like the finish most.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, barley, nutty, some caramel and a hint of fudge.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, a little dirty note. Some caramel, hint of peat, hint of lemonzest. a little rough.
      With water: the roughness goes away.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length. Here you find the true Laddie. I like this. A little rough, but in a good way. Loads of vanilla and caramel. dissolves with some wood notes but not bitter nor dry.

  2. Gweddry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    might be a bit biased rating since I didn't have enough time to explore it
    • Nose
      Caramelized red apple, salt
    • Taste
      crosses, salt
    • Finish
      salted fruit

  3. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the best part of this dram. But in the taste and finish the Laddie let me down. This was a sample only; glad I did not buy a bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Like the bottle says..a Classic laddie. Sweet, smooth and just very good. There is that typical dirty/earthy laddie note. It is a traditional entry whisky and it is good at what it does.
    • Nose
      It gives a farm-like smell combined with butter and and barley. There is also a subtle nuttyness. It is remarkable friendly for the nose.
    • Taste
      Notable sharp initialy which disolves quite quickly. Taste is rather standard. It reminds me of the typical entry core range 10-12yo speyside and Highland whiskies. It’s Sweet, fruity (white grapes and pear), a tad edgy and and quite a big hint of malted barley and some white pepper.
    • Finish
      Barley, farmish, a slight dirty/earthy note with a bitter-dry finale.

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Martin1965 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: fruits, vanilla, citrus, pear Taste. Powerful, citrus, sea, and barley Finish: Long and powerful Comment: Successful entry into the Bruichladdich world - 86.5 points

  10. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Eye: Nice amber glow. Telephone cord. Nose: Mild brine, butter, smoke, lemon peel, vanilla. White chocolate. Macadamia. Fruity but not frivolous. Mouth: Tooth coating. Brine. Ripe banana, ripe bittersweet apple, oaky bite, almost tropical. Mint. Kitchen spice. Date. Decent burn.

    With water: More floral and cereals. Healthy sandwich. Butter. Melon skin. Yasmin tea.

  11. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Bright fruits and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweetened cornflakes, pear. Slight sharpness.

  12. LittleAlbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. maltaholic scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Do not smell smoke, unlike any other Bruichladdich I've tried so far. A bit weak in expression, only the carnation prevails and I do not like. No, I do not have to.

  14. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An "original", not too round and mild whisky, a beautiful style that Bruichladdich has improved with the new bottlings (Scottish Barley) IMO.
    • Nose
      Farm (sack of grain, freshly ground meal, straw), then a fresh pinch (salt, citrus, some solvent) followed by vanilla and caramel sweetness and a very slight bitter-smoky note
    • Taste
      rustic-sweet, first bitter-sweet smoky and roasted notes, then malty sweetness, cereals, wholegrain biscuits
    • Finish
      long, citrus bitterness, salt and pepper

  15. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Nothing lacking. Nothing to add. It is an absolute integration of time, high quality oak and Scottish barley.

    Colour: Warm, golden sunlight.

    Nose: Firstly, the crispness of malted barley, then soft fruits rise gently giving aromas of pears in syrup, papaya and honeydew melon, almost like jellybeans eventually. Mellow oaky sweetness from the bourbon barrels arrives a little later with notes of vanilla pods, flapjacks and, of course, the slight drift of mellow bourbon.

    Palate: Beautiful silkiness that caresses and stimulates the palate. The flavours mirror the aromatics completely with an almost syrup-like texture. A delicious harmony and gentle warmth that reflects the personality of the people who made it.

    Finish: The influence of the sea evolves as citrus lemon and lime bringing fantastic freshness. The taste lingers long and it is the mellowness of the oak that is the last to leave, fading gently like a sunset on Islay’s west coast.

    Mood: Happy–go-lucky. Any time, any place. Classic. Early evening. Rejoice in the fact that you can still enjoy handcrafted single malt from Scotland’s whisky island.

  16. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Bruichladdich Classic Edition (2009)
    Tasted 2015-07-31 @ Orange, Bremen:
    N nail polish remover, with red, fresh chili peppers (spicy), no smoke
    G Autumn chocolate with chilliness, slightly yellowish fruit, also in the finish
    77

  17. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Rom scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Dilute it. Vanilla nose, chocolate powder, almond, walnut, rose, suggestion of raisins, with oxidation white wine and oak then more and more biscuity. Almond and vanilla malted mouth, chocolate with water, dusty side that makes you want to chew, nuts. Medium finish with a bitterness that is growing. Retro-olfaction almond paste. Way.

  19. JohannesB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice malt! Not the most complex, but great for "every day". He is unmistakably a Bruichladdich and the slight smokiness fits perfectly. 86/100
    • Nose
      At the beginning clear peat smoke. This is accompanied by classic Bruichladdich flavors: citrus, floral notes and a hint of sea / salt. In addition, vanilla and caramel from the maturation in the Bourbon barrel. The alcohol is noticeable despite 46% in the nose.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Smoke and ash are clear at the beginning, but fade quickly. This is followed by vanilla and honey. Then the oak, unfortunately a bit bitter. I mean to feel a hint of metallic youth, but the smokiness in the taste sweeps it away quickly.
    • Finish
      For me, the finish is the best part of this malt: toffee, caramel, vanilla, creme brulee, ... classic aromas of an ex-bourbon barrel-aged malts. But there is more: The maritime influence is palpable, some salt. The light acidity of a lemon peel on the back of the tongue. The smoke is barely noticeable in the finish.

  20. numen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    from a purchased sample
    • Nose
      Smoky, and there's a peat influence without really bringing the bog.
      Very playful with rich vanilla cake frosting. Maybe just a trace amount
      of lemon and malt. Cake batter, This isn't the most complex dram, but
      it's easy and smells delicious and substantial. Crystallized barley with
      a punch of salt, and some apple juice.
    • Taste
      The alcohol and wood are a bit out of synch. Ashy, honey, vanilla, and
      more frosting, but the wood is dull, wet, and bitter-sour. Some sweet
      malt and salt.
    • Finish
      Ok. Fairly rich. A nice assortment of flavors in an easy pleasing
      profile. The initial go of the palate docks this and keeps it from being
      a very good whisky. The finish is more on sweet malt, lemon, and whiffs
      of oil and ash.

  21. Volanne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very decent though somewhat stereotyped young sherried malt. And too much rubber on the nose.
     
    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      There's some sherry in there, but rubber band strikes first. Lots of rubber band. Too much rubber band. Quite some dry fruits as well. Roasted almonds, skin included. Praline. Reminds me an early teenage Glenrothes. Then the wood becomes more prevalent. Acridity of charred wood. Licorice and ammonia. Salmiak. After a while, softens on the fragrance of warm cake, plum soaked in Armagnac, and orange marmalade. And perhaps a dash of grenadine syrup.
    • Taste
      More ooomph despite moderate ABV (46%?). Simpler than the nose, but at the same time more attractive, more consensual. Orange marmalade has replaced the rubber band, which just appears discreetly after a while. Creamy and well balanced.
    • Finish
      Long, marked by a classy bitterness of citrus peel.

  22. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It is not a monster of complexity, but it is drunk alone. For the price, there is nothing to say.
    • Nose
      Sugar, wood, vanilla, very fruity (yellow fruits, melon) and slightly biscuity. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Easy, sweet, still on fresh fruit, peach. I wonder if it's not a little floral. There is a bit of bitterness and a low aromatic persistence.
    • Finish
      Long, on caramel and vanilla.

  23. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Colour : Gold

    Taste : Full, strong and salty

    Smell : Rich, caramel, sweet fruits

  24. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Initial soft aromas that quickly becomes more pronounced, rich in dried fruit and malted barley, honey and a hint of tobacco in the background and maritime mint aromas. There are aromas of pear syrup, papaya and melon to detect plus sweet oak. A complex but very nicely balanced Bruichladdich.
    • Taste
      Silky texture. Delicious, rich taste of the flavors of dried fruit in the foreground and beautiful notes of pepper, oak, burnt sugar and malt
    • Finish
      Rich aromas with fruity notes and a clear maritime influence with notes of citrus

  25. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      93 93

  26. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The first of a new series from Bruichladdich, this Laddie Classic is a

    no-age-statement bottling intended, as the name would suggest, to

    showcase the classic `Laddie style."
    TWE

  27. MARS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Chocolate milk mixed with a little citrus and exotic fruits. A can of nuts. Light on rancio and sea.

    After breathing, melon appears.
    Taste: Sweet and fruity (tropical fruit). Bakkery, with a slight salty sea side. It is sweet with a nice balance.
    Final: Sweet and fruity on the nose (same aromas than the nose). Milk chocolate and hazelnuts. A sea of softness.

    Long but a little light, the final.

  28. Lafroy scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Classic whisky with a little bit of oak, a lot of sweetness, light salt and sea notes, pine and some cherry.
    • Taste
      A little bit of oak, some sweetness, some spiciness, a little bit of cherries and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short, a little sweet with some hot notes to it - eventually boring.

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