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 Single Malt - but where are age and substance?
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.
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
a distinct sweetness (malt sweetness), oak present, light spiciness
Medium to long, again malt and oak, later a touch of ripe fruit.