Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Overall rating
85.12/100
votes
968
Whiskybase ID
WB25087
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

€ 133.50

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

121 users have left 131 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.12 points.

  1. joeynoreen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. MH90 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    You can drink quite well without it having any special features. I like it better than the 12-year-old's second edition.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Hay and grass, malt, toasted aromas, toasted wood
    • Taste
      82 82
      Soft and sweet, malt, hay, chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish with a bit of bitterness, spiciness, toasted wood, chocolate. Alcohol tingles a bit.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good version that was replaced with Classic Laddie IIRC.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. greg_0277 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent value. Nice combination of minerality and fruity with a light peaty sensation.

  12. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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

  17. 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;

  18. davidloosli scored this whisky 86 points Expert 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

  19. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  20. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  21. 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.

  22. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  23. mullos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    from : http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember11-1.html#120911

    A vatting of bourbon casks with a little sherry wood thrown in. No finishing/enhancing this time, it’s plain and pure Bruichladdich. This baby was obviously distilled in 2001 and will soon hit most shelves. Colour: gold. Nose: what strikes first is a fresh cleanliness that’s not without reminding us of the old 15 from the early 1990s. It’s also rather more maritime than other recent Bruichladdichs, with whiffs of sea breeze and then touches of lemon balm and pine sap and moss. Also a little vanilla and then more lemon zests. It’s maybe not the deepest nose ever but the freshness is impressive. Mouth: well, it’s more a ‘palate whisky’, because the attack is quite fantastic, very lightly salty but with a lot of vanilla fudge, barley sugar, icing sugar and orange drops. Lollipops? Excellent fruitiness, perfect body and a lot of pleasure. Finish: long, still vibrantly lemony, with a little more oak, pepper and ginger in the aftertaste. Comments: this whisky is a pleasure to see – and to taste. In my opinion this is Bruichladdich’s true milestone whisky. Together with Lagavulin 16, I’m afraid it’s my now become my favourite ‘entry-level’ Islayer but beware, this is dangerously drinkable because of the exciting freshness and citrusy notes. Highly recommended, and it’s not expensive at all. SGP:641 - 88 points.

  24. Spits scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty dram.
    • Nose
      Strong, complex dram. Sea breeze, beach grasses. Leather, honey. Great composition. Fresh & floral meets spicy & sweet. A tiny touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      Warming and flattering. Honey sweet and nutty at the same time. The smoke is only tender in the background and brings some salt.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Bring out some oak.

  26. 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.

  27. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. Betsie scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. dram_on scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Baby barf bomb! It sounds really gross, but it actually works! Not that I had any baby barf before though ... 

  30. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  31. The_Sam scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for a basic mole, everything is very dignified and pleasant, well balanced, good pitcher, if in a nutshell - fresh, citrus-peat.
    • Nose
      Open, fresh, marine, mineral, then peaty notes with light haze, treated wood, light rubber motifs, lemon, are generally very interesting and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Medium-dense, oily, oak, peppery, sour-sweet fruit and confectionery notes framed by citrus, peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      Light, fresh, lemon peel, peat water, light oak bitterness, young bark, light herbal sour - sorrel, rhubarb.

  33. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  34. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    normally bruichladdich is not so much my cup of tea, but I really like this one, cause it´s straightforward, fresh and clean. well made whisky!
    89/100
    • Nose
      quite spirituous, sour,  salty, sea breeze, slightly oaky, vanilla wafers, lemon.
    • Taste
      lemony and salty, very fresh, a hint of vanilla.
      medium sweet, slightly oaky. it´s really the spirit that´s talking.
    • Finish
      long, lemony, salty

  35. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful powerful whisky with a nice combination with sweet.
    • Nose
      Spicy, alcohol very prominent in the smell, honey, citrus, leather, smoked meat
    • Taste
      Sturdy, full, spicy, honey. Slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, peppery, sweet, honey.

  37. berarith73 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. chlinatele scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first Bruichladdich. I like it very much. Complex, spicy, Direction to the sea and more ..... not my last Laddie
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. zaphod155 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      first association is smoked ham, honey sweetness, becomes more floral, malty over time.
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy on arrival, creamy, light smoke and again honey sweetness, malt and vanilla, spicy, in the background maritime notes and an idea of ​​smoke  
    • Finish
      short to medium long, with slight ginger sharpness and slight bitterness, dark chocolate  

  40. uap304 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I'm not sure how I got so much peat influence throughout the experience.
    • Nose
      Citrus, more than slight peat, slightly hot, maritime, wood.
    • Taste
      Full and smooth. Long, slow development. Grassy, herbal peat.
    • Finish
      Salty, fizzy, peaty chocolate, spicy hot, bourbon grain, oak, tobacco.

  41. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  42. captain_k scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rating PLV refers to issue price 39.00 €
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  43. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Lemons and salt. Some reeds and earth.
    • Taste
      Clear. Malt, some pepper. Then sweeter with honey and milk chocolate.

  44. Kalle208 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, buttery biscuits, light smoke -> smoked bacon (flies quickly), light fruit, slightly creamy sweetness, the alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      sweet smoke with vanilla flavor, slight pepper sharpness, minimal oak
    • Finish
      long finish with vanilla and smoke

  45. malthead-sven scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    solid malt that looks older than it actually is, pleasing and balanced
    • Nose
      very grainy, with vanilla, sweet, coconut oil, a certain island character, wet dinghy, polish, bathroom cleanser, a trace of pear, Kellogg's snacks, remains subliminally slightly maritime, you can remotely smoke some smoke
    • Taste
      Hay, straw, medium-strong onset, basically dry but sweeter, the second sip of raw cake dough
    • Finish
      here it is stronger, the Islay origin clearly shows, spicy but not bitter with a pleasant sharpness, faded in the middle

  46. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice, round maritime malt, I think I have to upgrade it a bit. I like it better than the last time.
    • Nose
      Fresh, maritime, malty, the Bruichladdichtypische cheese note is also there (sweat socks), bright fruits, lemon zest, bergamot, something quite fresh oak
    • Taste
      strong onset, a little peat, tingling, maritime, fresh and slightly malty, then a bit tart.
    • Finish
      a slight hint of smoke, a little cheese, fresh and maritime, light citrus notes and a little tart oak at the end

  47. Waykid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The gooseberries and acidity are the challenging side of this for me. The smoke is indetectible on the nose and only very faint on the palate. A very decent and original young malt.
    • Nose
      Red gooseberries, acidic and bitter, tarty red apple like Ida Red, salmiak and some liquorice, boletus-mushrooms, lemon, some fresh, rawish fruit like mango, kiwi. It is quite round and rather well integrated.
    • Taste
      Salmiak, faint whiffs of smoke, some gooseberry also here but rather on the sweet than acidic side, deep fried banana, para-nuts and cashews, grains of salt, some fresh dates and ripe mango and grapes. Citrus, orange with some lime, fruit-candy.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, bittersweet.

  48. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Dramned! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Laddie Ten has not in vain become one of the classics of the whisky world. It was the first proud statement with an age statement and a significant milestone for the distillery on its way to becoming a cult distillery after its reopening. And he has set standards - not only for Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  50. Dramned! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    From the first sniff in the glass to the finish, it shows a complexity that impresses time and again and never gets boring. Although he is after the transformation of the core range now except in the distillery on the ground barely officially available, the Laddie Ten continues to enjoy enormous popularity and is on eBay and in various forums on whisky now far above the then selling price traded.
    Complete review with photos: < https://dramned.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/bruichladdich-the-laddie-ten-46/ >
    • Nose
      A fresh sea breeze blows directly opposite, with salt and sea and seagulls and a nice smoldering campfire on the beach farther away. The alcohol is quite dominant at the beginning despite 46%, but becomes milder after some time in the glass. The freshness is further enhanced by juicy citrus notes and the scent of fresh hay, and now and then a ripe peach and a darker fruit cheat through, which I can not name - one or the other sherry cask is said to be his way found in these malt. Speckled leathery notes - so typical of the Laddie - are of course also here and lie down oily and heavy on the nasal mucosa.
    • Taste
      Powerful approach with a crispness and spiciness, followed immediately by a caramel sweetness and a light fruitiness. Then a salty lye lays over the whole tongue and the smoke becomes more present again.
    • Finish
      A gritty dryness with rough woody notes, mild smoke, a sweet spicy, again some peach and strong freshly milled mocha make a long-lasting and wonderful balanced finish

  51. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  52. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  53. domani scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A strangely interesting single malt. Contrary to almost all common descriptions and opinions, a distinct smokiness is perceptible for me - 06.12.2014
    • Nose
      Wine gum, fruity, light grapes, herbal, spicy, smoke
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, vanilla, grassy, ​​spicy, again smoke
    • Finish
      mid Lang

  54. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sourish note; sweet malt with a little vanilla; "Stall Association"; green apple; maritime
    • Taste
      first sweetish then stronger; Herbs; Malt; Bitterness / barrel wort; gets drier; Tangerines are added with water
    • Finish
      medium; a little spiciness and bitterness; slightly malty; very slight smoky note

  55. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Dream fulfilled. Rich and assertive with that unique creaminess of the Laddie. The non chill-filtered spirit drifts serenely over the palate, warming the taste buds. It is going to linger with you as long as malts twice its age.
    Colour: Golden Medium Amber Honey Tone
    Nose: Precursor to the flavours you will find on the palate: first, a combination of honey and a zing of fresh lemon. Then fresh, estery air bubbles of banana, ,apricot, peach and ripe cantaloupe melon. The backdrop is a hint of the warm, ocean breeze blowing over the sand dunes and shore meadows alive with the waft of wild flowers - Hebridean harmonisation. Given time, and a splash of spring water, the sweet oak brings light vanilla with a hint of nutty chocolate, with the crispness of warm, crusty, freshly baked bread.
    Palate: The mellow, oak sweetness is welcoming as are hints of bourbon and gingerbread, sherry and sultanas; and as they move on, there are the lighter, icing sugar-coated fruits. It’s fresh and frictionless, the texture of warm honey - then dry, crispy, malt barley; together with the oak they merge beautifully to cradle the lighter flavours, adding the strong pulse to our long awaited Laddie!
    Finish: It’s exceptionally long for a 10 year old thanks to the natural oils from the malted barley still in the spirit. This is critical for the mouth feel and aftertaste, it begs the question – why do distillers remove the very essence of the spirit?
    Mood: Expansive. Generous. Sharing a sunset over Lossit beach. It’s a breath of Islay, a rare and precious union of nature and centuries old skills. It has the same passion as that of ‘the men who saw a shining light and thought that they could turn it into a dream’ 10 years ago.

  56. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: slight smoke, floral, vanilla, apple, oak, salt, citrus
    Taste: sweet, fruity, malt, light smoke, caramel, zircon, salt, oak
    Finish: long, pepper, bittersweet (oak / malt)

  57. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I'm terribly biased, open the beautiful bottle with a grin on my face, but am again amazed at the great touch that comes to meet me. No smoke, no sherry, pure oak! It tastes soft, round, vanilla comes through, hint of smoke - maybe the imagination, fruity aromas. A great malt!

  58. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Caramel, a vegetal tip (apples?), Almond, paraffin suggestion, recalls Springbank 10. The mouth delivers good power, cereals and caramel, a hint of smoke. Correct length on the same aromas with extra fine tannins. Well done but lacks complexity and originality for my taste.

  59. NamorX68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nice malt, which pleases with the slightly dirty kind
    • Nose
      spicy and not very sweet at first, but with time sweet, citrus, light smoke, tobacco, vanilla, sea air, slightly musty .. interesting nose.
    • Taste
      sweeter in the mouth than in the nose, again light smoke, nice mouthfeel and neat onset. Seasoning, vanilla. The citrus fruits are also to taste.
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, in the end a slight trace of bitterness. There is also a hint of smoke to taste.

  60. Egge scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke. Sea salt and water, pear and apple. Malt and a little bacon.
    • Taste
      Oak, then spices. Hard to taste alcohol.
    • Finish
      Mittellamg and pleasantly sweet on the finish. The oak is added, is pleasantly absorbed. The sweetness stays there until the end.

  61. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Great nose, taste and finish can not quite catch up, but they are certainly not bad.
    • Nose
      Light impression of smoke, salt, sea, some cowshed, citrus notes, apples and peaches. Vanilla and malt. Warms a lot of caramel, honey-soaked bacon with apple slices in mint sauce.
    • Taste
      Honey, oak with a little spiciness, a bit cloying, cough syrup.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet finish in which the oak comes late and even slightly tart, later also stronger. Stay sweet until the end.

  62. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. Sidecar75 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A very malty malt, with a summer feel to it. A few drops of water results in a delicious nose. The only knock is a slight lack of complexity.
    • Nose
      malty vanilla, a whiff of grass, cereal, apples, mild oranges. Very refreshing and almost summer-like. With water the smells get amplified, there's a more herbal, lightly medicinal note, but the vanilla and malt still dominate. Wonderfully intense.
    • Taste
      Lightly sweet arrival, turning malty and spicy. Sweet fruits come out with water, silky peaches. Still turning peppery after a few seconds.
    • Finish
      Peppery, malty, semi-long. Not too complex.

  64. pierrethesnack scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    All in all a very good whisky. Very well balanced, with a lovely nose, taste and finish. Surprisingly little sweetness for a bourbon cask.

    Excellent value for money - such a shame that it was discontinued (Bruichladdich, what on earth are you doing??)

    Needs time in the glass and water to open up and reach its full potential.
    • Nose
      Restrained sweetness, slightly savoury, a little lemon, brine.

      After a while a little malty and lemony sweetness comes through, but it's still on the savoury side. Very fresh, wet grass, more fresh lemon, all mixed in with the coastal brininess
    • Taste
      Surprisingly briny, still some lemon and metallic (pleasantly so) notes.

      A lot more sweetness coming through after 10 minutes in the glass, but it doesn't overpower the savoury notes. A lovely restrained vanilla sweetness mixed with salt.

      A very light mouthfeel, but a rich and full taste!
    • Finish
      Long and fresh finish, which turns quite dry after a little while. Zesty, fresh, peppery.

  65. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    My Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Dark gold
    Nose: Fruit cocktail served at the Bruichladdich pier. Too much in there to dissect.
    Palate: Honey, mixed tropical fruit, nutmeg, cloves, pepper and a pinch of salt.
    Finish: Long, fruity and spicy.
    Overall: Both nose and palate of the new Laddie flagship are so packed with flavours that it’s difficult to point out single aromas. There is a ‘coastal’ element that clearly sets it apart from the old expressions. Brilliant!

    http://www.dramming.com/2011/12/16/bruichladich-10-yo-the-laddie-ten/

  66. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If the distillery specifies unpeated, it is that it is not peated nor smoked ... The smoked aspect comes from the strong toasting of some barrels and sherry casks, not peat ...

  67. Blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good, very drinkable, interesting profile not very common. This is also very fairly priced. I find the nose interesting, and the palate pretty excellent. Almost deserves the 90 according to me!
    • Nose
      Ample and lemony. Toasted and lightly smoked. Still, this is very fresh, certainly not weak. 46% remains for me the best ABV. A little butter, and slight malty feeling, and in a way I don't know why but it reminds me a little of the Dalwhinnie 15, but fresher and cleaner. Also a little Talisker 10 for the peppery and coastal sides. Nice nose.
    • Taste
      Less fat than expected. Lemony and malty. Still very fresh, and in that way it is highly drinkable. The coastal influence is less noticable here than on the nose. Vanilla notes in the end. Very good palate.
    • Finish
      Quite long, always this very fresh feeling. Clean and the light peaty side comes back in the finish.

  68. cfosterk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    still available at this distillery at 42.00

  69. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  70. molar3rd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: signature mini "baby vomit" that can not be mistaken for any other. After a few min in the glass almost vanishes and gives way to violets, and the gentlest peat with hints of seaside (brine).
    Palate: starts with some wee peat covering a few sherry notes. Malty, and sugary with creamy texture and vanilla highlights. spicy bits of ginger cookies. Wee metal note as well and used tea bags.

    Finish: delicate wood , spice(ginger) , and citrus. This is a good whisky period. It’s young, but quite complex, it feels a bit older by a few years. very drinkable. The nose is good, and the palate is much better, with a fair finish. Is it amazing? No. Is it bad? Of course not, It’s very good. But not stunning as I’ve expected it to be. I don’t regret having a bottle of this, it’s very drinkable and will keep me company for some time i am quite sure. A young good whisky, i see no reason to rate it in the 90’s. Lower 80’s is a good place to be. If we’re talking younger Laddies I prefer the PC line with the amazing 6,7,8 year olds.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/10/27/tasting-the-new-laddie-10-year-old/

     

  71. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very
    rewarding whisky, with a unique flavours! 

    More balanced and mature than it's
    entry level replaclement, the Scottish barley (pay more for a younger NAS
    whisky, so sadly enough bye bye Bruichladdich for now).
    • Nose
      Immediately
      reminds me of Hamka's (ham and cheese flavoured corn crisps). Also
      speculoos, banana, caramel, and a clear touch of Islay (sea spray and a hint
      of peat).
    • Taste
      Full and
      creamy. Fruity (green apples, banana), salty, vanilla, and a bit
      "dirty" (oils, plastic and a hint of peat)
    • Finish
      Warm
      spices (peperkoek for the dutchies among us), white peppers, salmiac, red
      meat, honey, a bit drying in the end. 

  72. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  73. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  74. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    When I bought this bottle, it cost about 35 € ... It was a jewel at an affordable price. Today, it costs twice, and is not worth it. In pure tasting: 88. With the price of the time: 89. With that of today: 85.
    • Nose
      A nose very clean and very pure, superbly built, which sends you directly into a cellar. It smells of wood infused with whisky. Does it make sense? Certainly. In detail, it means that we have honeydew barley mixed with heather, toasted oak which has seen others and which is polite in contact with the fillings. There is sherry in there, that's for sure. We are in an undergrowth: lichen, moss, birch bark, air washed by the rain, a little earth too and a hint of minerality. This terrestrial register stretches towards a clear note of ozone while passing by the green licorice. You can find a slight note of yeast as well, which comes and goes and, in the most volatile nose, a wonderful note of orange essence.
    • Taste
      Creamy, very fat and thick, well oaky on sherry (mix of ristretto coffee, zan, roasted hazelnuts, heather honey). It is very roasted, with just the right amount of spices, perfectly built and balanced. Bourbon casks bring sweetness, without excess.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, roasted, spicy, slightly saline, balanced between a drying frame and a soft tessitura. Hazelnut, coffee, liquorice and smoky notes (it's the sherry that leads the dance, undoubtedly).

  75. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    September 2013 for Euro 32.- bought in the Internet shop. Delicious!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  76. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Without complexity but relatively fine and long in the mouth
    • Nose
      Patissier, fruity, slightly iodized
    • Taste
      in continuity of the nose
    • Finish
      long

  77. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  78. BXpress scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    what to say. right up there with pre-2008 Ardbeg Ten. unbeatable in the OB entry level category. having said that, its not a beginner whisky. sadly discontinued, but some bottles should still be around and not too expensive at auctions either.
    • Nose
      distinct vanilla sauce, salt, candied almonds, herbs. very harmonic. a weird hint of ground Italian cheese (like Grana Padano).
    • Taste
      Orange drops drowned in powdered sugar. like those old fashioned abominations that come in a tin box and taste like 1954. good mouthfeel, the almonds again . seaweed and salt. definetly butterscotch.
    • Finish
      medium long. smooth, creamy, latte machiato, citrusy and green apple skin. in the aftertaste some fresh herbs.

  79. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  80. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    At first a bit getting used to (which was also my first Bruichladdich ever), with time, the quality opened up. A wonderfully powerful, consistent, exceptional Islay malt, at the regular price, simply fantastic ...
    • Nose
      Light smoke, marshmallows, caramel, popcorn, lemon and a little kelp
    • Taste
      Strong spicy onset, caramel sweetness meets salty lemon, brown candy and the known from the nose seaweed, behind moderate but constantly present smoke
    • Finish
      Long and strong, bittersweet, then the oak will appear in the end

  81. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This ten Islay years of almost non smokiness lemon grass are very tasty.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Lemon grass, lemon, salt, sea, malt, green apples, vanilla, toffee, light smoke and cow dung (after one hour in the glass)!
    • Taste
      Salted almonds, almond toffee, caramel, spicy, a touch of chili, pieplant.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter, sweet, cereals, a touch of smoke.

  82. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    full aroma, but not so heavy, hay, caramel, green apple, maritime, low smoke, very sweet, very balanced and harmonious

  83. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all, this case! A playful whisky, present, changing and quite complex for his age (he is a little older, I think). A very good surprise, and a great value for money. The nose is particularly WAW! (this note concerns the batch 13/053 of 15/03/2013)
    • Nose
      A sweet nose, fine, and subtle. A slight minerality (stone and dry ashes), herbaceous swirls (tree moss). Lemon syrup and pear quarters. Just on the nose, I'm amazed. I have the impression of breathing an old Caol Ila from the 80s!
    • Taste
      No mineral touches here, but yellow vanilla fruits, slightly sweet malty touches, lemon compote, and a light sea breeze.
    • Finish
      Very long. A salty layer settles in the mouth. A shower of drops of lemon, and some peppery spices.

  84. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    he has a certain undertone both in his nose and in his mouth, which he does not like at first, is due to the slight sulfur that I have tasted.
    • Nose
      very light smoke, strong malty, toffee, a lot of caramel, Werther's real, with time the smoke becomes clearer, behind it also some orange or rather mint, some heather, a touch of mustiness
    • Taste
      light sulfur at the beginning, some smoke, rather discreet, burnt caramel, but also some fruit in the background, very malty
    • Finish
      very light smoke, which then disappears, it remains the malt, with the time is again something cigarette ash out, this lasts for quite a long time

  85. nathanyael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  86. JohannesB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For me, the Laddie Ten is very close to the Laddie Classic Edition 01. The additional years of maturing (Edition 01 is likely to be between 5 and 7 years old) bring only marginally more complexity into the malt. A solid malt, but I had expected a bigger difference to NAS bottlings. But this claim is fulfilled only from the sixteen. :)
    87/100
    • Nose
      Significant smoke (10-15ppm?), Citrus fruits, vanilla and a light sea breeze. Floral notes. Yes, that seems familiar. First reminds me clearly of the Laddie Classic Edition 01.
      After a few minutes, the sweetness gets stronger. Vanilla, caramel. The smoke makes room for sweetened oatmeal with a dollop of butter, but stays in the background.
      Unpeated Islay Single Malt - is not that. :)
    • Taste
      Strong start. Unmistakably an island whisky. Oily and balanced, the alcohol gives strength, but is well integrated on the whole. Black pepper and some cereal again. Floral notes and citrus from the Brennereicharakter Bruichladdich play with the smoky note.
    • Finish
      Behind the smoke comes first the citrus fruit. The light acid ebbs quickly and it is sweet. Classic aromas of ex-bourbon ripening: vanilla & caramel. Shortly before the smoke is completely gone, he decides to stay. At the end, the oak comes with delicate bitterness.

  87. 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

  88. Whiskyinagogo scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A very well made whisky, and it shows.
    • Nose
      Bittersweet honey, some burnt toast notes, sea air, and some warm porridge and milk.
    • Taste
      Honeyed porridge arrival, turning bitter with hints of char/smoke.
    • Finish
      Bitter char notes continue with some surprising hints of sweetness in the distance.

  89. KaiB scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    • Nose
      No smoke, no peat, very mild, maybe a little sweet
    • Taste
      Alcohol content felt on the tongue, sweet, spicy, in tune
    • Finish
      warm and persistent

  90. Ragazzo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Thisk one really needs some time spent with it... or a lot of air. About a  month after i´ve opened it, it becomes much more complex and at this moment in time very very good!

  91. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  92. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is pure power, not as floral as the Laddie sixteen but just as powerful.

    (Rating interval 86-88)
    • Nose
      vanilla, textile, organic solvent - like RX-glue, fresh green apple, honey, sawdust and some wood spice.
    • Taste
      Really spicy on the palate with a great texture, oily mouthfeel. Powerful with vanilla, burnt sugar, brown sugar, brine and pepper, I am thinking soft chili or cayenne.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering with black pepper, vanilla, almonds and caramel. Still powerful.

  93. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Funny thing, the Laddie Ten...

    After all the praises I decided to buy a small bottle in 2013. Lo and behold, it was quite alright, but I've had better 10 year olds. Maybe it just did not hit my particular taste, or the batch I got was sub-par (happened to me with a Springbank 10 also in 2013)? Another possibility, it is a little overpraised by the mainstream like imho the Lagavulin 16.

    Be it as it may, now that the Laddie Ten is off the market for a while, I mostly regret the fact that the NAS substitute came with a unnecessary price raise.

    P.S. I still can't get over the fact that the Laddie Ten is supposed to be 100% unpeated. Certainly doesn't taste like that to me. :-)

    83 points

  94. Angelos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well made!
    • Nose
      Quite sweet  with caramel, sultanas, some herbs and rhuburb cake, slightly brinyand hints of vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet again with dark burnt caramel, sultanas, some grapefruit and oranges, bitterness of cranberries, sweet milk chocolate, bit oaky
    • Finish
      Medium with more chocolate (this time dark chocolate), and rhuburb and slightly lemon-style

  95. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Some oak, but it's light. Some sweets, caramel

    Initial taste:
    Sweets, orange, yet some sherry?

    Body:
    A little thick and oily

    Finish:
    Medium long, there is some peat in there. No way the water over there is so peated.

    Price and presentation: Very well. This is a good whisky for it's price. Would recommend this one. The unpeated statement is a lie.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  96. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another one whisky for every day.
    • Nose
      sea breeze, salt, seaweed, lemon and light smoke.
    • Taste
      sweet, pepper, salt, fruity, melon, lemon, chocolate and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with smoke and lemon.

  97. Roelv scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    bang for your buck whisky, although it say's unpeated on the bottle there is definitely peat in this whisky
    • Nose
      Lemon balm, Hay, Orange, Vanilla,Spices, whiff of smoke/peat
    • Taste
      Full body, Sweet Lemon, Vanilla, Herbs/spices, peat
    • Finish
      Again Lemon, spices

  98. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Peach, peat, vanilla, orange, apple and a wooden floor.
    • Taste
      Peat, vanilla, lime, orange, peach, caramel and a vegetal touch.
    • Finish
      Peat, lime, vanilla, caramel, orange and almond.

  99. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  100. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    "less peated" would be better, unpeated no way.

  101. mathijs881 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  102. mister glenfarclas did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I was sceptical, since Bruichladdich is not my favorite distillery at all. But this one was different. Probably one of the best 10yo standards that I´ve tried so far. Impressive.

    But seriously, unpeated?! Never!!
    • Nose
      I´m a little confused. The label on the bottle says "unpeated", but I definitely can find peat here. And not that little. Along with beautiful seaside aromas. Some salt therefor, floral with herbs. Kinda spicy. Very promising.
    • Taste
      Malty and sweet start. Nicely balanced alcohol and impressive spiciness for "only" ten years. But no bitterness. And still PEAT! Still not that little.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, kinda dry finish. Very warming with some peat staying behind.

  103. GibbonGorilla scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  104. Tommalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  105. nathanyael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  106. Xstream scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Smell  has green apples, pineapple, something sour and funky, almost tending towards vomit, vanilla and creme brulee sweetness, peat and smoke. 

    Taste is salty and funky, light at first but then pepper, smoke & peat in the finish. The fresh fruity flavors seem to be gone and overpowered by the smoke, peat and pepper, which is a bit disappointing and lacks complexity. Not much development in the glass or by adding water, but it does get a better balance by adding some water and give it some time before drinking. 

    It lingers with a very mild sweetness that fades, but mostly peat, smoke, salt & pepper.

    It`s certainly an interesting high contrast whisky. Strong flavors going on. But to me they just don`t seem to come together in great harmony. It might be different, but it doesn't get to me. It also tastes a little young.

    I don't get why the bottle says unpeated. It had quite some peat. 

    Also my bottle tastes very different from the tasting it had before at a festival. Looking at the different reviews here it looks to me the delivery is quite inconsistent. 

  107. LukeFive scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent high quality whisky. Good value for money.

  108. Franzman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a fresh green apple, with a clear barley, also a very little smoke. clearly he has his own character. A tasty, creamy sweet fresh taste, which is easy on arrival but full in the middle. tasty, fresh and fruity with salty tones everywhere in your mouth. nice aftertaste, reasonably long with sweet vanilla / honey. Beautiful in balance, character and stays nice until the end. A very good whisky, especially for 30 euros. yes 87 points

  109. WhiskyandFood scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This is a beautiful whisky, for an amazing price. Highly recommended!
    • Nose
      Beautiful complex nose whit pineapple and banana's. Medicinal notes, and a little bit of peat.
    • Taste
      nice salty mouthful, banana, vanilla and some caramel. Also some spices like clove's. 
    • Finish
      medium long finish, with some salt and a little bit of smoke

  110. Ian V scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This bottle did not last very long! Exactly what I want from an entry level bottling, simply tasty and enjoyable and priced where I don`t feel guilty about pouring another. I read that they stopped using peat after 2001 and newer releases might lose that salty and medicinal edge. I sure hope not, this is a great example of peat being used to add complexity and not as a focal point. 

  111. granella2003 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Evaluation olfactory capture delicate hints of vanilla, melon, sweet plum, green fruit on the palate, clean notes of malt, the final an unusual mix of peat, raw vegetables and delicate floral notes. The finish is long, fruity, slightly peppery.

  112. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  113. rendelius scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I don`t know what was filled in my Laddie Ten, because . contrary to what I read here - mine is definitely peaty and smoky in the nose and finish. I agree on the honey and citry notes, though, but over all, I consider this a nice, but rough and tough guy.

  114. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    If this is the new
    standard, then I very much look forward to the new releases, for this entry
    level Laddie is one helluva whisky.
    • Nose
      The creamy nose
      immediately goes down a path of lime, mandarin, pineapple and mostly banana.
      Add some light brown sugar to that. Quite a bit of honey as well. This is
      nicely balanced with a salty and lightly medicinal touch. We are on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Islay, so that makes sense.
    • Taste
      It is round in the
      mouth with immediately the salty character on top, followed by all the fruit of
      the nose and then some. Halfway through it gets a boost of caramel. Nicely
      seasonsed on ginger and cinnamon and something resembling cloves.
    • Finish
      The finish again
      leans toward salt, with a bittersweet death.

  115. granella2003 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  116. granella2003 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Starting aromas of honey and fresh lemon followed by fresh flavors of banana, apricot, pear and ripe melon. In the background are sweet oak and a hint of vanilla to detect even with hints of dark chocolate and nuts.
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet flavor of oak with hints of bourbon, ginger, sherry and sultanas. A slight note of candied fruit in sight, all in a warm and crispy texture of honey, malted barley.
    • Finish
      An exceptionally long aftertaste of malted barley

  117. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes here:
    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2012/bruichladdich/bruichladdich-10yo-laddie-ten/

  118. BartGlim scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  119. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: vanilla, toffee, and fruity - kiwi, banana and orange
    S: sherry influence, briny, vanilla sugar and light smoke
    F: leather, lemon, wood and spicy - pepper

  120. magic_slim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very good whisky making promises for the future of Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      A mellow nose, rather sweet, fresh and fruity with whiffs of smoke. The fruits could be apples, lemonade and lychees. There are also some weaker flowery notes and vanilla. All in all very tasty.
    • Taste
      Smooth and definitely more peaty and salty at first mouthfeel than expected from the nose. Also more vanilla and plenty of caramel. A touch of bitterness and a little spirity as well. The fruityness is still there but weaker compared to the nose. Nice palate.
    • Finish
      Medium long and not overwhelming but pleasant. More spicy with pepper and ginger, a touch of bitterness included.

  121. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  122. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, clean, flowery. Primroses.
    • Taste
      Lightly creamy. Peaches. Summer fruits. Passion fruit. Zesty, almost effervescent.
    • Finish
      The flavours meld, with a touch of sharpness.

  123. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A long awaited whisky from Bruichladdich - a 10 year old comprising

    solely of unpeated spirit produced since Murray McDavid took over the

    distillery at the turn of the century. A landmark in their production

    and the beginning of a new age for the distillery."
    TWE

  124. gunnie76 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is propably one of the best money for value you can get. A nice drink whisky.

  125. Junior scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    well balanced youngster

    Place: Malt Whisky Corner Knesselare
    • Nose

      some sweetness; vanilla; tangerine; sea-air; floral notes
    • Taste

      vanilla, slight peat, honey, some sour hints
    • Finish

      sweet, warm, some pepper hints

  126. Doppelpass scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Amazing daily dram, excellent value for money, one of my winners in 2011!

  127. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note: Creamy, very balanced, nutty, cereal,

  128. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malty sweet and a lot of fresh fruits, citrus and vanilla.
    • Taste
      The malt comes in the mouth, sweet, fruity, let's say a bit "sparkling" or "crispy".
    • Finish
      A medium to long finish, refreshing sweet and fruity and far away a bit of a seabreeze. Warming and pleasent to drink.

  129. PierreDH scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    One of the best quality / price ratio of the market for my taste! Tasted at a wine show, in a cheap ersatz of Spiegelau expert tasting glass. Not great for the analysis of the nose.
    • Nose
      Fruity dominant. Juicy apples and pears.
    • Taste
      Very soft but powerful attack despite only 46%. light fruitiness. Hot.
    • Finish
      I thought I saw a little sherry but it's 100% bourbon. Otherwise mocha, vanilla, nutty, quite long and complex.

  130. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This malt is going places.  Glad to see no poncy wine finishes on this one. 
    • Nose
      Malted barley.  Dusty floors.  Lemon curd.  Marshmallows.  Vanilla. Sultanas.
    • Taste
      Again, there is the malt.  Citrus (lemons and some grapefruit). Sourdough bread.  A bit of salt towards the end.
    • Finish
      Granny Smith apples.  Spices (coriander, cayenne pepper, tyme). After a few minutes, the salt is back.

  131. Collector57 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    At last Laddie have produced their own whisky, nothing from past eras; no strange finishes; no gimmicks. And what do you know? It's rather good! OK it's not up to the XVII (which used pre-McEwan distillate, obviously) but it's very good.
    I think I read that it has some sherry casks in the mix. Personally I couldn't confirm that from this tasting.
    • Nose
      Sweet Lemon - rather lemon meringue pie-ish. Vanillla from the bourbon casks. Very fruity and quite malty. An appetising nose
    • Taste
      Lots of malt straight up, followed with quite a bit of lemon again. Some apples in there too. The malt on the nose is subdued but stilll very much in evidence. Sweet. Juicy.
    • Finish
      A touch of bitterness but fortunately it's not caramel. Nicely balanced with the sweetness in fact. Spicy too - a trace of cassia and a little more of what? White pepper?

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