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Overall rating
85.16/100
votes
854
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
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Barcode
618105005297
Added on
12 Sep 2011 12:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 96,30

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

118 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.16 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In the nose a typical, simple Lsddie. In the mouth, unfortunately, a bit flat at the first sip. But that will be better. He is then really delicious and tasty. 81 points.
    • Nose
      Creamy vanilla pastry with lemon abrasion, a lot of light in the direction of cheesecake. Also the Laddie typical cheese is there, if very discreet. With time comes spicy oak to the fore, also discreetly. The nose is very sweet and soft.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Mild lemons and a little vanilla here too. The mouthfeel, however, is a bit thin in contrast to the nose. The dessert is malty and sweet with a slightly sour citrus twist. More sips become more intense and no longer seem thin. Pastries are stronger - Scottish shortbread, slightly salted.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet.

  2. Alois scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      Gently and easily medically. Little compote. Yes, the nose already has something. The fruit comes out well.
    • Taste
      Beautiful discreet oak ... somehow complex ... great fruit and sweetness. Creamy. Long-lasting. Some smoke. Drinkable.
    • Finish
      Strong with oak and sweetness.

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A difficult one, for me at least. There's a sour / lactic / fishy side that I don't appreciate. That aside, I freely admit that the nose is amazingly deep and complex (sorry, Bowmore) for a ten-year-old. The idiosyncratic nose is the best part, though; the palate tends a bit too much toward the bitter and austere.

    Postscript: There's definitely some smoke in here; the peatiness becomes progressively more discernible as the filling level of the bottle goes down. There's also a distinct farmy / cow dung note emanating from the empty glass, almost as if this had been a dram of Ledaig or Ballechin.
    • Nose
      85 85
      An intense, dark-roast ground coffee lingers in the background, testament to some good-quality casks. I can also, with some goodwill, detect a maritime feel, with a slight saltiness and something akin to fish oil. But it's also very yeasty and lactic, with a sour / fishy edge that I find somewhat disturbing. Smoked salmon drenched in Limoncello? Now there's also a smell of waxed jackets and engine oil - a bit like Ben Nevis in that regard. An awkward one, to be sure, but very multifaceted for its age. Comes across pretty thick and oily on the nose.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Not as thick on the palate as the nose had me assume. Starts sour-bitter, then there's a rush of spirit sweetness on the mid-palate. before it's back to bitter. Phew, not very mainstream, to say the least. There's certainly a faint peatiness. In its best moments, it reminds me of Springbank 10; in it's less favorable moments, it tends more toward Tobermory 10 or some equally lactic Juras.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Bitter grapefuits, pencil shavings, and (weirdly) some ashy, second-hand smoke.

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Much, much better than the Classic Laddie. I could see this as a daily drinker or staple. Good stuff. Right up there with Springbank 10 for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Slightly restrained nose, lots of minerals, gravel, cheesecloth, lemon and perhaps some mint
    • Taste
      88 88
      Silky, gravel, soft and oily, lemon drops, butterscotch
    • Finish
      87 87
      Graham, salt, lemon, med-long rich finish

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The "Laddie TEN" a very neat Islay malt available until 2014;
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      Seasoning, oak, citrus aromas (lemon, peach), malt, vanilla;
    • Taste
      first fruity, then strong spice, oak, pepper, oily body, vanilla, maritime, becoming dry;
    • Finish
      nice voluminous and long, in the aftermath seasoning;

  6. davidloosli scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Outstanding for his age
    • Nose
      Vanilla, lemon, pastries, a little bit of milk acidity, sea breeze, melons
    • Taste
      touch of ginger, honey, malty sweetness, tarte au citron, orange candy, oak comes into play
    • Finish
      candied ginger, light wood, burned sugar, oranges, pinch of salt, pleasantly long finish, a whiff of cigarette smoke at the end

  7. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Somehow ambivalent, at first very soft and then powerful. Nice maritime, fresh and fruity at the same time. There are overripe bright fruits reminiscent of peaches, oranges and pears. In addition, I find a subtle herbal note, cereals, significant oak wood influence and a hint of smoke. There is a lot to discover here for old age.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Here you can see now that the malt is still quite young. Clear ginger and white pepper paired with a pleasant honey sweetness. The barrels have left a clear influence, because on the tongue, the malt is now a bit bitter. Orange scrub maybe. Again there are fermented fruits. Also black tea and the previously mentioned herbal notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length with pepper, lots of wood and slightly sour fruit notes.

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    It tastes more mature than the age would suggest. Impressive whisky, very tasty and matured. A good statement from Laddie
    • Nose
      Malty, some oranges, raisins, caramel, some salty, sometimes slightly sour from ripe fruit, dried apricots, some herbs from the oak and maybe a hint of smoke?
    • Taste
      strong onset, malty here too, ripe oranges, a little honey, caramel, a little salty, dried fruit, especially raisins and dried apricots
    • Finish
      the maltiness and the oranges remain, in addition still salty and at the very end also a few tannins.

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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