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Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight

Overall rating
82.54/100
votes
301
Whiskybase ID
WB79839
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
European and American Oak
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5055807405850
Added on
14 Mar 2016 1:30 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.19

38 × in wishlist

301 × member ratings

812 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.54 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    A bomb comes out of the bottle, then quickly dies. Very cool young Brookladdy, creamy fruit, good balance.
    • Nose
      White grapes, mangoes, creamy dessert with honey, flower meadow, the nuances of minerality and the sea, a dusty bag.
    • Taste
      Light sweetness, a slight acidity with bitterness, good balance. A bit of pine needles, honey, citruses poured with whipped cream.
    • Finish
      Prolonged, warming, but the degree does not bite at all. At the finish, sourness and astringency of citruses with cream.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not overly complex, but not a failure. Nice whisky to chuckle away.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, slightly sour. Dry white wine, sand, loamy soil. Summer grasses, light wood, some disinfectant.
    • Taste
      Malt with a subtle honey sweetness. Chili chocolate, filter coffee, slightly alcoholic. Medium.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sure, it tastes young, but he makes no secret of it. If you know Bruichladdich, you can estimate what you get with an 8 on the label. It is not very complex, but you do not expect that at 8 years either. Drinks well, a spring whisky.
    • Nose
      The sweetness of fermented peaches. Vanilla sugar. In the background, something musty, but all in all, it shows in the nose but rather fresh, fruity and light. The alcohol does not sting.
    • Taste
      Strong on the palate and spicy on the tongue. Oily and creamy. Less fruity than in the nose, but the sweetness from the sugar is there. Slightly bitter herbs are coming.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, still quite creamy, with herbs, honey and some oak.

  5. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 84pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is fresh and fruity with notes of white grapes, mango, creamy dessert, some minerality and flowers.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is slightly sweet and well rounded with notes of pines, honey, citrus fruits and whipped cream.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is short to medium and pretty warming with hints of nice berry sourness along with creamy fruity tannins.

  6. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Certainly not a high-flyer if you drink it straight as a whisky. However, it is fantastic as a whisky in a cocktail. His young age lets him really come into its own.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Successful whisky, quite interesting, varied, meaningful.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Saturated, vegetable (combination of salty, sweet and barbecue smoke), mineral pinching, milk iris, unripe strawberries, iodine, dried seaweed on the sea fireplace, honey, buckwheat porridge, prunes, dried fruits, wine notes, carpentry (wood + varnish, broken branches, caustic peel of walnuts, dried apricots, vanilla, coconut, mango, fresh grass. Young, but no longer kicking.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Apricot, figs, pear, bacon, prunes, biting, goihi, candied fruit. Deliciously!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Burning, longer than average, dry, nuts, fruit (apricot, pear, apple), knits.

  9. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Eisenzipfel scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A young fellow from my third favorite distillery. Massive on the nose, light-hearted on the palate and entertaining in the finish. All in all, a good and tasty choice for in between meals or in a relaxed atmosphere. Very good price / performance ratio.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

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