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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

Overall rating
82.14/100
votes
355
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
Bottle code
L150220
Barcode
5055807400312
Added on
03 Feb 2016 1:56 pm by Jack Hinks
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.15

19 × in wishlist

355 × member ratings

1207 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.14 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 Single Malt - 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. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  3. 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

  4. 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%.

  5. 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

  6. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  7. 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.

  8. Sjors scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Good example of unpeated Islay. Nothing special, feeling quite young but still easy-drinking whisky
    • Nose
      Malt, honey, vanilla, overripe apples
    • Taste
      Sweet, peppery, fruity, vanilla, hint of smoke
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet nutty

  10. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    barley malt is main aroma, sea notes, peaty, fruity; sweet, soft, nice aftertaste

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