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Single Malt
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Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
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12 Sep 2011 12:21 pm

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€ 95.98

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

128 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.09 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For the first time, I consciously perceive the (apparently) Bruichladdich cheese note. For me, this Bruichladdich rather outrageous and not balanced, a thoroughly drinkable malt, but nothing special and rather unspectacular. Honored, I give 82 points today ...

    21/20/20/21 (82P)
    • Nose
      Light caramel radiates from the premium snifter, slightly musty extreme cheeses come to light. Abrasion of lemon peels falls into the melted cheese, minimally show dried berries and a hint of vanilla. Echoes of orange and apricot push through and through the dominant cheese flavor. Shortbreads end up slightly musty and rotten, but this can also be caused by the cheese.
    • Taste
      Tart oak tones and "spicy" Bergkäse merge with each other, subtle sharpness develops on the middle of the tongue and on the palate. Again, there are bitter citrus fruits and a pinch of white pepper, slowly the salivation is stimulated. Slightly flat, tart wood notes come to the fore, and gradually this musty cheese flavor is created again.
    • Finish
      Herb and subtly sharp, the aftertaste sticks to the palate. Lemon juice and zest of old oranges exude their tart aroma in combination with dry oak tones and a hint of spiciness.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. theo22 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Good Whisky. Needs time and air.
    But no matter what they write on the bottle, this is most definitely a PEATED Malt.
    At least my bottle:  12/038 15:36 12 MAR 2012

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. herby.usa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The evening's candidate was 'The Laddie Ten' by Bruichladdich. And this in two versions.
    On the one hand the first version bottled in 2011 and the second version (2nd limited edition) bottled in 2016. So a tasting 'old against new'.

    Conclusion: two quite different 'same' whiskys. The 2011 one is a bit more complex. The strong ham note makes the whisky really interesting. In the 2016, the sweetness predominates. Overall, it is more harmonious and pleasing. The 2011 is more full of character and more interesting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      smoked ham, becomes more flowery over time, cherry, honey sweetness, sour
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slightly spicy, creamy, light smoke and honey sweetness again
    • Finish
      84 84
      short to medium length, with a slight spiciness and slight bitterness, dark chocolate

  9. Saftkenner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A few more years, but above all, I guess, fewer refill kegs would have done him good. In 2014 I was looking forward to getting a bottle for € 32. Most of it was lost in the hip flask on the way. It wasn't enough for more. Not a pleasure whisky, rather a very good schnapps.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very light nose with some vanilla and raspberry brandy / raspberry spirit, half-ripe cherries and plums, light apple notes.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Slightly spicy, vanilla, lightly fermented light fruits, walnuts and a little orange juice.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium-long finish, slightly unpleasant with fermented light fruit. Apple, quince, plus some cowshed.

  10. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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


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