Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

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Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Oak Casks
50.0 % Vol.
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Added on
03 Feb 2016 1:28 pm by Jack Hinks

Average value

€ 45.23

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Administrator

    The Classic Laddie comes in a stylish turquoise bottle with strong 50% ABV, natural color and no chill-filtration. That's a good start. On the nose, you get rich barley sugar, toasted bread and baked apple intermingled with heather honey, candy floss and floral notes. After a minty fresh, astringent and zesty arrival, the taste develops bland and one-dimensional. Young, spirity and lacking body, Bruichladdich's NAS expression disappoints with a swift, aromatic and unpleasantly bitter finish. It's not a bad Islay whisky, but where are age and substance?

    RATING: 3.2/5.0 stars ≙ 81 pts → AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Tasted as a first dram at a Bruichladdich Master Class.
    Although the basic in their core range I never got around to buy one of these.
    After having a go I probably will keep passing it in favour of more exciting stuff.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet and fruity.
      Citric with a touch of vanilla.
      An underlying but very noticable floral note.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet arrival. Soft for 50%.
      Simple composition, honey and caramel.
      Actually very little fruit to detect, and it's a bit mineral.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sweet on the finish as well.
      Short of medium lenght with some dry oak tannins.

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Am now really overwhelmed here to make it clear how I should assess this "Classic". If that's typical Bruichladdich I'm out. Sorry. I only feel that I have a dram that I personally do not need. Young, strong, rough, furry, easy. Too simple.
    I would call him "Basic".
    • Nose
      80 80
      So a very flat whisky smells nose without really convincing and without disturbing. Remarkably dry grass with delicate vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Three main words plus a lot of alcohol. Reminds me a lot of different Obstler. Although I even feel that he is smoky. No he is not. This is a funny musty taste, which I compare with wet linen. I should give him another chance. A dram is not enough in this case.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Rather short. But that should not be any longer. Sorry, but we both do not get together. I think you should be a real Bruichladdich fan to understand this malt.

  4. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Fruit, apple, iodine; tight, rolls, in the aftertaste strongly pinching

  5. Jackson05 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Really don’t care for this one much. It’s not bad, but a little too ‘green’ for me.
    • Nose
      82 82
      White wine vinegar, green olives, straw, grassy, lemon/lime, cheesecloth, spirity
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sharp, acidic, more citrus, grassy, full mouthfeel
    • Finish
      82 82
      Barley sugar, sweet, white wine, brine

  6. Martin1965 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, sea, barley, fruity
    • Taste
      Mint, oak, apricots, peach
    • Finish
      Medium and dry

      You can tell that the malt is pretty young and stormy.
      I liked the first edition much better with 46%.

  7. Kostya scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Young malt, would greatly benefit from extra maturation
    • Nose
      (neat) sour and mineral, zinc, sour cherries, strawberries, overripe bananas, mild peat, some oranges, earthy notes
      (water) sourness, rubber, medicinal, barley notes
    • Taste
      (neat) young, sweet and sour, wood spices, raisins
      (water) some peat, salt and pepper, camphor oil, sunflower oil
    • Finish
      Short, sharp and peppery

  8. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A fruity winey Whisky for every situation.
    • Nose
      Fruits, aldehydes, wine, soil, wood, sherry, vanilla
    • Taste
      Wine, sweet, malty, oaky
    • Finish
      Winey, malty

  9. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    seems to me to behave a little bit. But I only had a 2cl sample. Would like to try it again with water and see if it opens and what comes to light.
    • Nose
      Immediately a sweetie, which at first was difficult for me to classify. Clear herbal note, from time to time comes a touch of oak. In the meantime, I would classify the existing sweetness into "raw shortbread dough (puff pastry dough)". Smells really delicious
    • Taste
      a distinct sweetness (malt sweetness), oak present, light spiciness
    • Finish
      Medium to long, again malt and oak, later a touch of ripe fruit.

  10. Sjors scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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