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
Bottle code
L164866 21/156
Bottled for
Fèis Ìle 2021
Added on
26 May 2021 9:07 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 282.31

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Laddie Origins

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 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. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    ... the taste is great, really historical, in this case it is not a 7 year old whisky as such. Only the youngest is 7 years old and according to the research it is very possible that you can drink ORIGIN DNA up to 20 years old here ...

  3. Syleo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The typical Laddie influences and young barrels with fresh vanilla and light fruit balanced with the spice and oak of older barrels create a sweet-aromatic, never bitter or too dominant cuvée - for me almost a harmonious dessert malt, this Laddie Origins.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The influences of the six different types of grain as well as the 13 old and new barrels with nine different defaults make a clear classification difficult as expected. Not yet fully ripe, slightly green cereals and physalis, salt liquorice and a pleasantly sweet diesel note are the first to hog your nose. Canned peaches on shortcrust tartlets with a thin layer of vanilla pudding, light raisins and some dried orange and honey add a nice "dessert effect". Overall, the spiciness slightly has the upper hand over the fruits at the beginning, but gradually a nice balance between the grainy-mineral notes typical of Laddie and the light fruits is established.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The laddie then runs fresh and vinous over the tongue, physalis, white grapes and peaches bring initially restrained fruit into play, while the mineral side scores with chalk, almond biscuits and ginger-hazelnut shortbread biscuits. The ginger is concentrated as a ginger jam after an initial tickling on the palate in quite concise tannins, which with a clear sweetness always remain on a spicy and not disturbingly pungent level. For me, the overall impression looks like an ex-bourbon storage with emphasized influences of noble sweet Sauternes wines.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finale is intensely aromatic, butter dough mixed with marzipan and rose water, peach juice and dried grapes and oranges. The initial intensity then evaporates quite quickly, but memories of sandalwood, chalk, vanilla sugar and marzipan won't go away completely for a while.

  4. 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.

  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.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Indeed, a lot of fruits, tropical fruits, honey, spices, oak, salt, sherry, caramel. Rich palette of taste and aroma. The finish is average. 22-22.5-21.5-22

  8. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. g00se scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes, air helped:
    Young fruity aromas interwoven with old oak aromas and the Laddie DNA also shines through. Great but puuuhh in terms of price
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initially warm, soft and sweet.
      Malt, vanilla, in between warm hay and cowshed.
      With an air in the bottle, the oak becomes clearer. Overall, the malt appears deeper, fuller, more mature.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily mouthfeel, which is still quite nice. Then it gets hot: alcoholic but also peppery. A little more vanilla and ginger. That’s it. Unfortunately not that convincing. Water doesn't really make it any better.
      Here, too, air helped: the
      alcoholic sting is out. Of the
      Pepper has become a pleasant oak spice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish, on the other hand, is nice and long. Dry oak and fruity raspberry alternate.

  10. Badugi scored this whisky 94 points Newbie


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