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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scottish Barley
Oak Casks
50.0 % Vol.
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Bottle code
Added on
03 Feb 2016 1:56 pm by Jack Hinks

Average value

€ 44,96

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 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. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Member 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.

  4. Sjors scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. ishi scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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. 

  10. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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


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