Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Ex-Bourbon/Sherry/Sauternes/Red Wine
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L164116 20/164
Added on
27 Nov 2020 10:09 pm by yarynek

Average value

€ 55.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.89 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's called the Classic for a reason. A very competent malt that is perfect for what it is, an easy sipper with just a touch of complexity. This batch here is about 7 years old with the youngest casks distilled in 2013. Value (£36) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet cereal malt and barley sugars first with a huge waft of vanilla sponge. Fresh floral notes and zingy citrus as well. Lemon spritz with hints of salt and marine air. A lactic note I get in so many Bruichladdichs along with a slight dunnage funk note. Fresh apples and pears along with a hint of underripe banana. I also almost get a hint of unsmoked peat. Some candied ginger warmth as well.
    • Taste
      Nice and mouth coating in texture. Very sweet initially, those ex-bourbon casks really leaving their mark with tons of caramel and vanilla. Then the malty notes of barley cereal kick in, developing into more zingy tart notes of lemon peels in soda and green apple. More salinity comes in with tangerines now. Again some ginger gives it a little kick.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Some oak influence now as it's becoming slightly drying with spicier notes of white pepper alongside cinnamon and cloves. Again I'm getting that bitter tangerine note with plenty of sea air. Very nice indeed.

  2. geriud scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. LuznyHenryk scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet, sponge cake, vanilla, unripe bananas, undetectable alcohol
    • Taste
      The first taste is a noticeable sourness, then bitterness comes and it becomes dry, lemon sourness, a bit of vanilla
    • Finish
      Rather short, warming, dry, with some sweet vanilla notes at the very end

  4. whiskyfusel scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    I was just tasting this outside on this cool (4*C) but sunny fall evening in the mountains, and the Classic Laddie made it all perfect:

    First I thought to notice a tiny hint of peat - but no - it is sea salt and brine! And then this very warm and cosy caramel and vanilla. Barely and malt. Apples. Wow!

    Smooth and warm with some pepper in a nice and sweet harmonious way.

    Warms you up. So relaxing!

    This is one of my all time favorites.
    Very good value for money.
    I‘m very much impressed and fell in love!

    Highly recommended!

  5. MonkeChef scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Not great for that price, also too young and Sharp.
    • Nose
      green apple, lemon, lime peel, red apple, pear, sea note, raisins, malt.
    • Taste
      Apple, citrus, lemongrass, sea salt, and pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sea breeze, lemon peel, lemongrass.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. frankentukkie scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Spicy scent, in the distance it smells of sweetness: candy or tart honey.
    Taste: rich spicy and floral taste. Aftertaste salty taste in palate

  8. DD_MadMan scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Tested Bottle, 2020:
    Bruichladdich - Classic Laddie
    [L163733 20/039 2020/01/29 15:43] 50% *


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