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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

Overall rating
82.35/100
votes
611
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Bottled
28.09.2015
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L150220
Barcode
5055807400312
Added on
03 Feb 2016 1:28 pm by Jack Hinks
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.27

26 × in wishlist

611 × member ratings

1780 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.35 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. Astrid scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice introduction to this distillery.
    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh citrus fruits, raisin rolls, apples, brown rock candy and caramel, some roasted almonds, oily
    • Taste
      80 80
      spicy cinnamon and oak, some malt, light raisins, brown sugar, mainly pear and some citrus, a little caramel, very slightly maritime, rather dry
    • Finish
      79 79
      slightly bitter with good oak, malt is quite intense, together with mineral-maritime aromas, beach rocks, oily, background light fruits, grassy elements

  3. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A fruity, juicy and balanced whisky from Bruichladdich!

    My particular bottle was L/160930 17/144. Through Bruichladdich's transparency with this bottling, mine is a vatting of 69 casks, 5 vintages, 2 barley types and 5 cask types (sherry, PX, bourbon, tempranillo and syrah) aged between 2006 - 2010.
    • Nose
      Lots of sea salt and milk chocolate, juicy fruit such as pears and strong nuttiness (almonds). The oak makes itself known but is balanced with the other notes. Some sherry notes also present.
    • Taste
      A sweetness reminiscent of Sauternes, ice-cream, vanilla pods, juicy fruits still appearing, with a white wine influence and very citrus zest feel.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fading into sweet malted barley and oak, with a light spiciness. A great classic expression of Bruichladdich, casks well chosen and blended by Adam.

  4. MickMatrix scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A little too young and too simple.
    In the mouth with intense onset but too little overall.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    According to the name, a classic - not particularly complex or distinctive, but an easy pleasure for every summer evening.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is immediately sweet, not floral, rather fruity. Barley and ripe pears are at the forefront, but not overwhelming, just pleasant, similar to a good Williams but not quite as intense and perhaps with a hint of green bananas. If you give him a little more time, add hazelnut and vanilla, and you're almost done --- the pear Helene with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? As I said, almost, but also not so difficult here, because a little summer meadow remains.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, beautifully sweet. And by no means spicy, as the presumably young age of a no-age bottling and the 50% would have expected. A welcome addition is the very slight bitterness of a grassy note, the sweet-bitter mixture of acacia honey and a few splinters of oak.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The finish in itself is at best medium long, but produces an interesting echo from sweetness to the nose. A pleasantly gentle-spicy-sweet aftertaste lingers on the palate for a little while longer.

  6. RomanRekin scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Dear Classic Laddie (nothing to do with lady but I find you feminine in appearance) ...

    You are cute with your characteristic color. I admit that it is not a shade that I would choose for the wall of my room nor for my car. In short, I find it rather ugly. Also, I hate not knowing where my bottle is.
    In short, let's go to the main thing, your character. At the first sip, I had the feeling of drinking the cup. When I am asked for a salty or iodized scotch, you are instantly in my thoughts. In the long run, I got tired of you, I must admit. Behind your spray, I did not manage to find much attractive. I just don't think you were made for me.

  7. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Caramel soft sweet scent, waffle stall at the fair. Hopefully the taste is just as good, at the fair the waffle is always disappointing compared to the smell.
    Is nothing disappointing. Very sweet, hint of smoke and pine, but above all pleasant, accessible, friendly and soft. Short and business-like aftertaste. Great whisky, no punishment, nor the grand prize.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A barley sugar bomb

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    First a marine iodine, coarse salt, astringent fillet, light bourbon influence with vanilla and a pastry side, brown sugar, crème brûlée, yeast, then the fruits are revealed, lemonade, chewing gum with strawberry, menthol freshness , lavender, some spices, herbs of Provence, grass cut in the rain. On the palate, mint leaf, basil, white plum, vanilla pod, but it stays pretty smooth and ends in a nice and refreshing finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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