Bruichladdich Laddie Origins

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2021
Stated Age
07 years old
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Fèis Ìle 2021
Added on
26 May 2021 9:07 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

£ 150.00

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11 × member ratings

162 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Laddie Origins

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The Laddie Origins has everything that makes Bruichladdich such an interesting, unique spirit.
    • Nose
      Notes of draff and porridge with a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar. There’s the classic lactic note that so characteristic for Bruichladdich, but also tinned peaches, a whiff of kiwi and apricots. Finally a touch of eucalyptus, salted caramel and whispers of milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      A great viscosity and a subtle maltiness. Gentle spices like cracked peppercorns and cloves alongside honey, beeswax and tinned pineapple, as well as some golden syrup. There’s licorice root also, and it has a slight medicinal touch as well, followed by some bitter lemon peel and peach.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, mint and honey. Long.

  2. whiskyfuchs did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    [Tasting notes from Bruichladdich]

    Colour – Polished copper.

    Nose – The first approach to the glass is met with a combination of tropical fruit and malty barley sugar. Mango, cantaloupe melon come together with malty honeyed barley notes. Further exploration welcomes zesty citrus notes and hints of dried fruit combine with a salty, sandy minerality. Vanilla, salted caramel, toffee, golden syrup and dates, dried figs and ginger nut biscuits hint at the combination of cask types that have held this spirit. The deeper you delve, the more threads to the Bruichladdich spirit we find with gentle floral notes – lily, heather and orange blossom.

    Taste – Powerful on the palate yet gloriously textured and round in the mouth. Another sip to calibrate and that minerality and citrus come forward, swiftly followed by pear drops, sherry fruit and barley straw. The oak and the grain’s sweetness combine beautifully, sweet vanilla, barley sugar, and fudge. The fruit ranges from ripe pears, apricot jam, grilled pineapple and warm figs and dates. There is huge depth on the palate, and a splash of water releases the citrus further along with that earthy mineral tone. The addition of water is the key here to release the floral notes alongside the more delicate sea breeze – that salty tang.

    Finish – The finish is all about the balance of the cask – toasted oak spice, chocolate, vanilla, dried sherry fruit – and the spirit which, due to the range of ages of whisky in this cuvée, bring a combination of citrus, ripe pear, gooseberry through to apricot, melon, mango and coconut.

    Mood – This whisky is a reflection of the past 20 years of exploration. The milestones of discovery. It is an inspiration to look to the future and continue to challenge and question and pass on an example to the next generation so they too can uphold our values and feel equally proud.

  3. htz881 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laddie Origins in Review:


  4. kroby did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laddie Origins recipe draws
    unpeated single malt from 13 casks, across 12
    vintages, 6 barley types and 9 different cask types.

  5. galg33 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: The nose screams “Bruichladdich” to me from the first sniff, which is good/bad depending on your preferences. Not sure I can put my finger on the exact note, but it’s quite clear. It’s sweet with orchard fruit, bright apples, and also quite some grain / porridge / barley sugars here. The sweet profile is balanced by some citrus notes, and maybe some oak char, as well as wine tannins (red wine), which are quite noticeable, but not over the top. Further nosing reveals some mint leaves and herbaceous notes along with toffee and marzipan. It certainly is an interesting start, with the right balance and complexity.

    Palate: A peppery and spicy entry , with chilly, pepper and ginger powder giving way to sweeter notes : brioche and berry jam, wood spices and more dessert wine notes, and tannins.A nice dullop of oak, citrus and kirschwasser , with quite some sugar and clove.

    Finish: long and sweet with sugar, more oak, and the dessert wine tannins along carmel and red fruit go a long way.

    Conclusion: This is indeed an interesting whisky, while complex and quite sweet, it is really likable and easy-drinking, but i would have to say, it is good, but I usually prefer my Laddies with some smoke, as I feel they really shine at PC level and UP. Having said that, Bruichladdich (not PC, or Octomorem, but plain laddie fans ) are going to really like this one. It’s well made, but I’ve tried better editions in past years.


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