Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

Overall rating
82.58/100
votes
1423
Whiskybase ID
WB77828
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

€ 49.48

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

74 users have left 77 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.58 points.

  1. 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, woody notes, lemon zest
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, peppery, fruity (apple mash), porridge, vanilla, a hint of smoke, quite vivid oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet nutty

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  3. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Scottish Barley is a new line at Bruichladdich. In addition to this unpeated version under its own name. They are distilled from only native Scottish barley varieties. After the signature drop distillation, the whisky has matured on the shores of Loch Indaal in American oak casks. The alcohol percentage has been increased to 50%. After extensive testing, Master Distiller Jim McEwan has found that this percentage best reflects the characteristics of such a young spirit. At lower percentages, the tones of the barrel become more dominant.
    The color is gold
    • Nose
      In the nose there are first notes of maltose and mint and then very floral, buttercup, daisies, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. Very clean and fresh. After some time more and more clear notes of saltiness and caramelized fruit and honey.
    • Taste
      Taste gives a refined balance between soft wood tones, malt, fruit and fresh saltiness. Ripe green fruit, brown caster sugar and sweet malt come to the fore.
    • Finish
      Finish: A nice malt that stays close to the spirit.

  4. samalo12 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Bruichladdich Classic Laddie - 50% NC NCF

    Hitting this one a bit late in my journey. Not a huge fan of the tin or the marketing that drives the cost of this up. I'd prefer the bottle only and 5 off the price. Still appears to be great value at $45 US.
    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet toasted malt, coconut, vanilla, a hint of lactic funk, pear, apple, floral, buttery, indeterminant citrus fruits

      A good start.
    • Taste
      82 82
      sweetness, white pepper, peach, pear, apple peel, toasted almonds, vanilla, coconut, a hint of barnyard funkiness, saline, light oakiness, ethanol

      The ethanol comes in a bit too hot more me here so I'll take 2 points off. The notes are great but the youth and lack of ethanol integration downgrade this a bit. I've heard it gets better with more oxidation so we may revisit this later.
    • Finish
      81 81
      white pepper, a slight continuation of barnyard, sea salt, herbal complexity, lingering

      Good finish with a decent length, but a bit harsh due to a lack of ethanol integration once again.

      This is a good starting point for young, unpeated Islay. They should lay off the marketing as well as the ABV a bit though and instead use that money to let their stock age a year or two longer. I think this would ultimately be better if it had a longer time to develop and was presented at 46% rather than the 50% it is at now. I'm not one to usually request an ABV decrease for more age, but I think it would help here.

  5. VLG scored this whisky 40 points Expert Junior

    40

  6. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Very malty, with a sweet, fresh note. Alcohol is very well integrated.

  7. aquataste scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh, floral, ripe apples and pears, vanilla, a bit buttery, oranges, a bit of tropical fruit, slightly citrus, notes of fresh oak, a breeze of the sea
    • Taste
      Fresh, light dryness, combined with sweetness, floral, apples and pears, vanilla, caramel, tropical fruit, a pinch of salt, mineral, slight bitterness of oak, a handful of dried spices
    • Finish
      Medium length, a handful of dried herbs, tropical fruit, a pinch of salt

  8. rafgpereira did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Part of a Bruichladdich vertical tasting.
    • Nose
      Buttery, some light funk in the back, a bit of apples, citrus, cereals, vanilla
    • Taste
      Light bodied
    • Finish
      Medium persistence, apples, slightly peppery

  9. t86 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Easy drinking. Pleasant. The perfect pour for when you don't know what you want! I served this to a non whisky drinker who was pleasantly surprised out how drinkable it is even neat! Tastes high quality.

  10. KennyH2O did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bruichladdich is one of my favorite destilleries but rather for Port Charlotte. Great islay whisky with no smoke attached to it, fruity and citric, easy to drink
    • Nose
      Sweet fruit, watermelon and vanilla
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy sharpness and slightly bitter on a back palate, wood, cream
    • Finish
      Grain, honey, quite long

  11. riven1824 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  12. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Citrus, spicy, oak, now comes a pear, maybe cloves, very nice. aroat just like chili

  13. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Single-minded, young, but overall a very pleasant entry-level whisky. Smooth and doesn't smell/taste like it's 50%.

    [78-82] Good buy when I've extra money to spend, most whisky stays within this band.

    N 24
    Zingy citrusy. Barley sugar. Spring Highland flowers. Himalayan rock salt.

    P 24
    Sweet & spicy. Barley sugar again but now complemented by confectionary sweetness too. Mildly charred oak spices. Freshly baked loaf with orchard fruit chunks (apple).

    F 23
    Mid finish. Barley sugar sticks until the very end.

  14. Obynapewno scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      smelling alcohol, fresh fruit, vanilla, citrus
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, peppery, vanilla, delicate lemon peel
    • Finish
      fast passing, warming, sweet, some wood

  15. Killswitch scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Coastal salinity, lemony oiliness, chicken broth, but otherwise a bit unassuming (which could translate as a tad boring). But there is nothing wrong with this very well-balanced dram.

  17. og187 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      grains are felt, maltiness, sweetness of a bourbon barrel, vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet prickly, liquid, brittle
    • Finish
      79 79
      warming, grain tones, prickly tongue

  18. Tordeaux scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. kikist scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    If someone gave me this blind I will never get it's islay!
    Compared to Bruichladdich Local barley, I like local barley more. Definitely nice whisky to drink but I will not buy new bottle
    • Nose
      74 74
      flowers, wet stone with seaweed on it, oregano, vanilla, tropical fruit, pineapple
    • Taste
      77 77
      sweet, red apples, pears, bitter, green tea
    • Finish
      73 73
      vanilla, spices, vinegar, tea leaves

  20. The_Osprey scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie 50%. I tried this once before and didn't get on with it at all, but I was early in my whisky tasting journey and so I re-rated it at The Old Toll Bar Glasgow, April 2019. A soft pepperiness integrated with oak, light vanilla and some typical bourbon cask notes. It's okay but I have reconfirmed that it's not to my personal taste. (3.15/75)

  21. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2020-05-20
    2022-07-24: 85 -> 83
    2022-11-29: 83 -> 85
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pear, apple, light fruits, citrus notes, malt, honey, some caramel, light oak notes, floral
    • Taste
      85 85
      how it smells - pleasantly malty
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  23. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  24. Dennis007 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    One of my favorites!

  25. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    a very strange dram - sometimes it smells and tastes incredibly complex, other times it comes forward as bland and basic
    • Nose
      alcohol, caramel, dry grass, raisins, buns, light rawness, cereals DILUTED: steak, pollen, fish spread, lemon pepper, vanilla ice cream, soy sauce, spring onion
    • Taste
      sweet, stronger, bitter, meadow honey, malt, moist straw DILUTED: trace of smoke, salt, cream, mint, trace of apples
    • Finish
      raisins, honey, malt DILUTED: trace of steak, trace of mango

  26. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  27. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. DistiLesha scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I rarely feel vanilla in whisky, but when I do, I immediately want to lower the grade. Make sure to let this whisky breathe to open up well. The rating of only poured whisky is 78.
    • Nose
      Very bright and grainy, vanilla, light bourbon-barrel tones
    • Taste
      Bittersweet, sweet and sour, bright mash tones, bourbon-woody, bitterness of chamomile petals.
      Bitterness and fruity-floral notes increase with water.
    • Finish
      Woody, oak bitterness

  29. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Oatcakes, fresh orchard fruits, darker fruits, green grapes, baking spices, herbs, earth. Very tasty, if a little light in texture.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. 2ndSip scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    looks light and fruity-sweet on the nose, but not very complex. The taste is then quite one-dimensional; with drops of water it opens a little more, although I expected more.
    Not bad for me, but not good either ... somehow I expected more.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      81 81
      first a perfumed, flowery sweetness comes into my nose, followed by light fruits like apricot and peach.
      There is also a honey and caramel note. The sweetness tends to become a powdered sugar / cotton candy.
      The 50% by volume are very well integrated and only sometimes stand out.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Quite soft and mild at the start for the 50vol.%, a certain spicy sharpness occurs, but remains very restrained.
      The tongue becomes dry quickly and has a slightly malty note.
      The sweetness comes through more clearly with the second sip, while the fruit holds back a little, even if it is noticeable.
      With a few drops of water it opens up and looks sweeter and fruity, but not as extreme as one would think.
    • Finish
      75 75
      the malty note from the taste still sticks to the tongue and keeps the mouth dry.
      Due to the dryness, the finish looks short to a maximum of medium length. A (wet) earthy-grassy note is added quite late, which - in my opinion - somehow doesn't go with it.

  31. 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

  32. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  33. MickMatrix scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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

  34. 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.

  35. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    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.

  36. 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.

  37. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A barley sugar bomb

  38. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    First sea iodine, coarse salt, an astringent drizzle, slight bourbon influence with vanilla and a pastry side, brown sugar, crème brûlée, yeast, then the fruits are revealed, lemonade, strawberry chewing gum, Minty freshness, lavender, some spices, Provencal herbs, grass cut in the rain. On the palate, mint leaf, basil, white plum, vanilla bean, but it remains quite smooth and ends in a quite pleasant and refreshing finish, long and biscuity, on puffed rice.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/09/bruichladdich-classic-laddie-scottish.html
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  40. 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.

  41. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  42. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 81 points Super 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

  43. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  44. Jackson05 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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

  45. 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%.

  46. Kostya scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  47. 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

  48. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.

  49. Sjors scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  50. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  51. Falnor scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  52. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated 50% vol.

    Matures in barrels made of American and European oak, non-chill filtered, natural color, made of 100% Scottish malted barley, bottled with high proof 50% without age statement (but the whisky is usually about 6 years old)

    Nose: sweetness, candies, sea breeze, flowers, herbs, hay, grass, citrus, oranges, mint, mint pills, slightly malty, fruity and floral, beach, sand, apple with mint, mild aroma for 50% proof, slightly oaky, honey

    Taste: malty, vanilla, sweet, oak, mint, flowers, fruit, milk chocolate, slightly spicy, hay, barley, pineapple, coconut, pina colada, grass, salty caramels, tangerine, leather, cream, mild, pleasant

    Finish: gentle, pleasant, tropical fruit, a bit of sea breeze, a bit of salt, lemon, orange peel

    This whisky should be given to people who shiver on the back of the word Islay. I think that it would be very surprising how interesting the liquor from the island where peat was not used could be. Whisky is very friendly, gentle, delicate for its proof, young, but already well-composed, fruity and floral profile transferring us to the shores of Islay beaches.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Arquebus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Laddie Classic - Bruichladdich's NAS entry level malt. NCF, natural colour and 50% gets a thumbs up. A good reference point for all the more aged, complex and pricey offerings within their range and for this reason it's an important malt. 

    Immediate impression is a rich toffee smell that's quite pervasive and quite inpenetrable. it's not unpleasant and I'm sure the same smell you find behind the smokiness of Port Charlotte and other offerings. Getting beyond this is a little challenging. Half an hour in the glass and a couple of drops of water opens it a little. The sugars become more brittle, a hint of peat emerges and perhaps some fruitiness. I guess leaving the bottle a few months after opening might have a similar effect?

    This said it's a very good draming whisky. 84/85 pts from me. 

  54. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  55. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    DE:
    In the light of the 50%, I have even started a trial with the addition of a little water - in my view, however, is quite advised against: The balanced sweetness is then quickly lost and replaced by a bitterness of wood and shot. In conclusion, it remains to be stated that the Scottish barley laddie will surely establish itself as a classic for me, true to his name. EN:
    In the light of the 50%, I have even started a trial with the addition of a little water - in my view, however, quite unnecessarily, it should not be banned of wood and wholemeal. In conclusion, it remains to be said that the Scottish Barley Laddie wants to establish himself as a classic for me, true to its name.
    • Nose
      DE: In the nose is immediately a nice sweetness, not directly floral, rather fruity. Ripe pear is at the forefront, but not overwhelming, but simply enjoyable, similar to a good Williams but not quite as intense and maybe even with a hint of green bananas. If you give it a little more time, hazelnut and vanilla join it, and you're almost done - the pear Helene with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? As I said, almost, but not so difficult, because a bit of summer meadow remains. EN: The nose is filled with a sweetness, not directly floral, rather fruity. Ripe pear is at the forefront, but not overwhelming. If you give it a little more time, hazelnut and vanilla join in, and you're almost there - a Poire belle Hélène with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? As I said, almost, but not so heavily pronounced, because of a bit of summer meadow remains.
    • Taste
      DE:
      The tasting is sweet, nice and sweet. And by no means spicy, like the supposedly 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 and tart mixture of acacia honey and a few splinters of oak. EN: The tasting is mainly sweet, nice and sweet. And by no means pungent, as the supposedly young age of a no-age bottling and the 50% one would lead to expect. A welcome addition is the very slight bitterness of a grassy note, the sweet and tart mixture of acacia honey and a few splinters of oak.
    • Finish
      DE: The finish itself is finally at best medium, but produces an interesting echo of sweetness up to the nose. A pleasantly sweet-spicy-sweet aftertaste lingers on the palate for a while. EN: The end itself is finally at its best, but produces an interesting echo of sweetness right up to the nose. A pleasantly gentle-spicy-sweet aftertaste lingers on the palate for a while.

  56. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  57. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  58. jhut scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    24 June 2017
    • Nose
      Show grain, barley. Fresh nose, floral. No peat present.
    • Taste
      Reasonably simple
    • Finish
      Strong, little peat. Blossom, little honey. Fervent and spring flavor. Does have some of grappa

  59. Gere scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      It starts with a nice malt sweetness followed by citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant malt sweetness, oily and soft, spreads very pleasant in the Gaume
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, warming, sweet oak and malt

  60. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  61. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  62. Macheye did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I tried this on a warm summery day and that's probably the very best time for it. The Classic Laddie is a light, generally delicate whisky which certainly does allow the barley to shine through. Not nearly as young as some NAS releases and, I suspect, in possession of a few older malts to smooth off the edges. This does exactly what is says on the tin.

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bruichladdich/bruichladdich-the-classic-laddie-scottish-barley/

  63. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a dram that lacks almost everything, too simple, too young? who has trouble leaving a trace!
    • Nose
      alcohol, spicy, woody, vanilla
    • Taste
      alcohol again, green fruits (apples!), not very pleasant, dry wood, vanilla and spices
    • Finish
      same aromas, quite poor, monolithic, astringent back

  64. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Well, that was nothing, did not know that Laddie starts so deep. Drinkable but nothing but 2 main notes.
    • Nose
      This is really disappointing for Laddie, very alcoholic / grain-like, a little hay, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      Strong start, the% you notice, but reasonably round as I think, 1.2 drops of water round it off even more, hay again, vanilla, grass, young oak, malt
    • Finish
      Dry, turf, young oak and rough malt, short

  65. martinni scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  66. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  67. BunnaHarz scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    After a long walk through the cold winter world, it heats faster than any mulled wine.
    Bought a bit older and thus be more balanced, but otherwise nice thing
    • Nose
      The 50% are immediately in the nose, because he needs some time. If you give them the Laddie shows a slight vanilla, paired with malt and a light hay note
    • Taste
      Again, the alcohol suggests the first time properly. Unhurried, strong and sharp he occupies the tongue. He does not let you down ...
      Once you have gotten it, it shows a nice malty note, reminds me strongly of the cornflakes with the tiger. Add a touch of vanilla and a bit of bitterness.
      With a little water it becomes much rounder and sweeter
    • Finish
      Malty sweet, again the flakes. The bitterness stays behind

  68. BunnaHarz scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  69. LJBurns scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    On the nose I'm mostly getting alcohol! Behind that, maybe some underipe melon, green apple and a slight maritime note.

    Initial taste is very grain/spirity, not getting much from the cask. 

    With (plenty) water there's some honey sweetness on the nose and a nice sweet/sour development on the taste. There's a savoury and slightly salty caramel finish to it.

    Despite not finding much complexity, I enjoy this, especially for a spirit-powered NAS whisky. I quite like the distinctive modern presentation too.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  70. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    fruity, some raisins, some honey, some fine spices, a malty, grassy note as well. all well balanced. the ABV is perfect. good dram!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  71. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Intense, grassy and ginger hot fruity nose of acidic green apple and
    fermented fruits. After breath, subtle honey and cocoa come along. New
    leather and curious salt wondering around.

    P- Milky sweet malt with luscious tropical fruits, mouth watering. Creamy banana at the middle. Hint of leathers at the back.

    F- Medium length, hint of bittery monk fruits.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  72. Mascht scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    a bit too young
    • Nose
      Oats, perfumery, peach, bananas
    • Taste
      creamy, spicy, white grapes, oak, bitter
    • Finish
      long, slightly bitter

  73. domani scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very round and well balanced. The alcohol is well integrated, the 50% are barely noticeable - 22.09.2016
    • Nose
      Strong sweetness, frosting, cereals, fruity
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty, slight bitterness
    • Finish
      Short

  74. chippy scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

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

  75. hartist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A good bowl of breakfast with its malty scent (cereals) its scents of honey, fruit of the garden (apples), vanilla, a hint of flowers and as a bonus the coastal breeze on the balcony.
    • Taste
      Starts quite fat and punchy on strong spices (pepper, ginger) then fruits (apples), spices softer (vanilla) and a malty sweetness (biscuits). Not too complex but nice.
    • Finish
      Satisfactory and with good support, on the fruits and a touch of wood.

  76. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  77. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A typical Bruichladdich, in addition to 50%. It's fruity, almost sherry, a little vanilla. A good whisky.

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