Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
254
Whiskybase ID
WB86884
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Second Limited Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055807406628
Added on
17 sep 2016 11:49 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 90.25

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

48 users have left 52 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. MaltedBarley scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    High quality and wonderfull Scotch which is very well made. Part of the maturation has been done in ex white wine casks and fit the flavour profile of the spirit very well. This Whisky is quite distinctive and I would label it as a 'left-field' malt. If I would taste this w/o knowing it is only 10 years old, I would hardly believe it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      On the nose very nice and gentle but complex. Candied orange peel, candied lemon (and quite some fresh lemon). More fruit. White choclate, white grapes and vanilla. Some bitter notes which are hard to pinpoint.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lightly candied lemon peel. Biscuits (which remind me more of prepacked biscuits actually but not negatively so!). Slight sherry notes and some wet tobacco in there. More vanilla. All flavours are clearly distinguishable and present themselves subsequently.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is medium long. All sensations present themselves subsequently: First sweet, then sour and then bitter.

      Flavours: Again biscuits, white wine (Chardonnay I would say so I guess they used ex high quality chardonnay casks). Also some butterscotch.

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  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I just like him. Tasty and complex at the same time, beautifully balanced. 91 points.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, floral nose. Incredibly complex and balanced. honey and flower nectar. Light maltiness. Juicy blood orange. Some mint. Fresh strawberries. And the small, very cute ones. Cherries are also included. Likewise ginger.
    • Taste
      strong attack, sour, sweet, spicy, fruity. Grapefruit, herbs, cough syrup, very slightly smoky. There are the strawberries again, but less sweet than on the nose. Dried apricots. raisins.
    • Finish
      Juniper, green tea, lemon zest. Rather dry and spicy. Pepper. A little honey and grain lingers too, and indeed a little orange pulp.

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple, citrus, sweet
    • Taste
      (Green) apple, citrus sour (lime), bitter, pure but also thin and light, a bit of funk (is this what people call cheese?)
    • Finish
      Practically none

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Tordeaux scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    With enough time in the glass a great 10 year old!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense coastal aromas, sea spray, wet stones overgrown with algae and a small beach fire proclaim good things!
      In addition, you can sniff a bottle of good red wine that someone has left half-full next to the beach chair.
      And all as intense and beautiful as a vacation day at the North Sea in summer! Smells older than he is.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wow, the salty wave of enthusiasm seizes me, bright red fruits, light smoke, spice, honey - what the hell do you need more for a delicious drinking whisky?
    • Finish
      85 85
      It loses some of its substance, the oily taste quickly dissipates and it almost looks a bit thin.

  10. herby.usa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The evening's candidate was 'The Laddie Ten' by Bruichladdich. And this in two versions.
    On the one hand the first version bottled in 2011 and the second version (2nd limited edition) bottled in 2016. So a tasting 'old against new'.

    Conclusion: two quite different 'same' whiskys. The 2011 one is a bit more complex. The strong ham note makes the whisky really interesting. In the 2016, the sweetness predominates. Overall, it is more harmonious and pleasing. The 2011 is more full of character and more interesting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      grassy, with floral notes, perfume, maritime notes, a hint of marzipan, unripe plum
    • Taste
      85 85
      spicy start, honey-sweet, peppery spiciness, dark fruits, dark chocolate. The honey sweetness predominates
    • Finish
      83 83
      quite short and sweet

  11. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Muesli, vanilla, sausage and green apple.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Malt, smoke, lemon, apple, vanilla and sausage..
    • Finish
      84 84
      Muesli, smoke, apple and vanilla.

  13. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Unripe fruits, mango, passion fruit, apple, lemon, grasses, herb candy, honey, apricot, peach
    • Taste
      Honey, unripe fruit, lime, apricot, mango,

  14. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Schon ganz lecker, Laddie pur!
    • Nose
      Natürlich ist hier Laddie drin, das klassische angebrannte Karamell, cremig, Vanille, Keksteig, grüner Apfel als Kontrast bringt etwas Säure dazu, ein Hauch Muff, Marzipan, etwas süße Orange, ganz angenehm
    • Taste
      Schon gut dreckig, fast Schwefel, Keksteig, säuerlich, Vanille, auch hier Laddie, Apfel, gutes Mundgefühl, Orange
    • Finish
      Trockener, prickelnd and Gaumen, Säure, Vanille, cremig, grüner Apfel

  15. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  17. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good bruichladdich always takes me back to visiting the distillery. this one is pretty good for the price I paid in 2017, namely £50, certainly a big step up from the classic laddie, it presents like a mix of classic laddie and local barley. 6/10
    • Nose
      Lovely barley sugar notes, nice restrained sherry contributing a little fresh plum. Bit raw, needs water, though it will remain slightly immature (chilli heat). Water unlocks sunflower seeds, 'meaty' grist, and a little cantaloupe. It reminds me a little bit of old blends which is no bad thing.
    • Taste
      The core is some serious barley sugar and fuzzy peaches, with a youthful acidic gooseberry tang. Next comes a bit of the sherry influence, just providing a little sweetness and richness, but it's mixed with jalapeno greenness and bitterness. It moves to grass-fed butter but nothing butyric, just good fat, through the medium finish, remaining spirit bitter

  18. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sure, call it a designer whisky, but the nose in particular is a killer.
    • Nose
      88 88
      I get quite a bit of peat on the nose. Then there's ripe tangerine, lychee, coal cellar, as well as a lactic aspect that I also found in the first edition of the Laddie Ten (but it's way softer and better integrated here). Very sweet and even a bit floral, with a coastal edge and some rather fresh oak. Amazingly complex for a ten-year-old, and pretty intense.
    • Taste
      84 84
      First malty-sweet, then sour-fruity, before finally getting a bit more austere and bitter-salty. Good, but not as great and multifaceted as the nose.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry with some minerality and pepper. Can't conceal its age at this stage.

  19. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, malted, barley, fruity, vanilla
    • Taste
      Fruity, malty, vanilla
    • Finish
      medium

      Good 10s is the price, for me no high-flyer.

  20. VollePulle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Marsellus Wallace scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    For a "only" 10 year old a really great malt!
    Strong onset, balanced notes of oak, vanilla, caramel and light fruits.
    Medium length finish

  22. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  23. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Colour: gold
    Nose: light and sweet with malt notes, fruits, salt, spices, white fruits, perfume, red apples and duchess pears.
    Mouth: apples sourness, oak, spices, pears, apples and pears peels.
    Finish: long, sweet and dry with vanilla, apples, pears, oak, spices and pepper notes.
    Laddie Ten is a very good balanced tasty whisky.

  24. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very deep flavor with rich elements of stewed fruits, spices, malt, milk, raisins and new wood. Taste is smooth and bold, malty with notes of sweet baking products, dried fruits, old butter and cream. Finish is a little bit spicy but still bold with sweet butter elements and cakes. Very tasty and very impressive (but could be more complex and not so spicy).

  25. Deloti scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    standard "late" bruichladdich. it´s okay for the price. this version maybe a bit drier than previous ones. no further notes taken

  26. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    rich, sweet oak, stewed fruits, that signature bruichladdich terroir, farm-y, grains, it’s a good drink, won’t blow you away… and i’d  still prefer my laddies peated

  28. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  29. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  30. Boba_Black scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  32. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lot more to explore than the laddie eight I just had before. More sweetness and spices. Not fresh light or sour but a more mature smell and better balanced. Wood and nutty notes at the end.
    • Taste
      Not oily as the laddie eight but a more creamy fatness. More alcohol taste in this one (both 50%). Much wood on the palate drying out the mouh quite quick. Citrus and salt coming up after.
    • Finish
      Medium finish where the citrus and salt stays behind together with a litle itter sweetness.

  33. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Lifted sherry notes, sort of oloroso and resinous rubber aroma whiff by, rich syrupy peaches and apricot, exotic and goes on with almond and sunflower seeds, butter and get quite unique mix of floral, as well meaty at the end. Pleasing on nose despite high strength with touch of pungent of red cut chili.

    P- Plenty of phenol from the oak that holding the richly complex flavours, big but not over the top, gingery fragrant, creamy with entertaining spicy, light solvent notes underlay.

    F- Medium-long, exotic and gamey, fine body that parallel with the flavours, plenty of ginger, spices and some cocoa. 'Modernly' sweet at the tail. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I love the first issue - and maybe I'm a bit biased, but it feels like trying hard to reproduce the old one. Do not get it wrong: you can drink it very well, but it follows big footsteps ...
    • Nose
      A note typical of Bruichladdich: cereals, oak barrels, strong.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, slightly spicy, licorice, raisins, some fruit in the background. I think he can stand some water ...
      The seasoning remains, the barley comes out even more clearly, very late vanilla, but somehow it looks a bit flat.

  35. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good 10-year-old version (again) of from Bruichladdich. I definitely prefer it to the Laddie Eight, because of its better balance and maturity.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  37. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  38. ulamog87 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    In the nose sweet notes, citrus-bisquit, Crème brûlée, hay, sea spray, all very decent. Not very straight for me, some times quite with stining alcohol to me.

    In the mouth quite complex. Opens very late with some winey flavours.
    The wood pushes spices strong on the palate, not very sweet for me.

    In the finish a bit too dry.
    Beautiful bottle. Not a bad Laddie for me.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  39. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Does not need water for me, you hardly notice 50%. This new Laddie is similar in style to a few whiskys from the last few years, which always seemed a bit artificial to me. I can not do much with this style, even if it's just modern. For 55 € and upwards, I'm really not impressed. I really liked the earlier laddies, this one not here ....
    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, citrus zest, salty, sea air, apple strudel
    • Taste
      Lemon sweets with vanilla, salt, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      short, a little citrus, hardly any wood

  40. zaphod155 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      grassy, ​​with floral notes, perfume, maritime notes, a hint of marzipan, plum.  
    • Taste
      sharp onset, honey sweetness, peppery spiciness, dark fruits, dark chocolate. The honey sweetness predominates.
    • Finish
      short and sweet

  41. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Ralfy's review:

    http://whiskyreviews.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ralfy-review-626-bruichladdich-10yo-2nd.html

  42. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice Bruichladdich with good price / performance ratio.
    Don't want to miss!
    • Nose
      Salty sea, citruses, green apple, hay, vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      Salty caramel, chili, mint, grapes and bananas, oak and malt
    • Finish
      Medium length, smoky, bittersweet

  43. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  44. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  45. berarith73 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  46. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  47. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In direct comparison to the old Ten, of course, there are immediately the beautiful sour fruits. The wine barrels used bring with it very nice notes. Only in too short departure he is a little disappointing. Overall, he is quite equal to the old ten and a worthy successor, who makes a very wonderful everyday dram with his saucy and a fairly fair pricing. Nothing for hypen, but to enjoy!
    • Nose
      A strong salty leathery-greasy spice, as used by Laddie. Then beautiful juicy citrus fruits - especially lemons and oranges, candied orange peels, gooseberries, fresh green apples, creamy vanilla, malt and freshly mown grain, the oak holds back pretty much, neither American nor European barrels set here really clear accents. No trace of smoke.
    • Taste
      In the mouth immediately dominates a beautiful malty sweetness with vanilla notes and a wonderful crème-brûlée feeling, then comes here also a rather acidic fruitiness, especially with oranges, the salt comes through well here, you always want to lick your lips. And the oak makes itself noticeable here and shows beautiful dry woody notes. The alcohol is not disturbing at any time.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short to medium and I have primarily grassy and malty notes with a hint of oak and fruit.

  48. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not as intense in flavour as the first edition used to be but a real gentle charactere for 50% abv.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Lemon grass, lemon, salt, sea, malt, hay, green apples, vanilla, toffee. 
    • Taste
      Salted almonds, almond toffee, caramel, spicy, a touch of chili, mint, grapes.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter, sweet, cereals, a touch of smoke.

  50. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  51. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  52. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is certainly not a dime a dozen. Maybe even a tad difficult, if that makes sense? Either way, I mean that in the best way possible. Ultimately a bit challenging but certainly fulfilling.
    • Nose
      Initially a bit like being in a hay-loft, but transforms to warmer notes of stewed pears and vanilla custard. Nutmeg too. A hint of copper coins. Recognizable Laddie, although I find it hard to put into words why. Nectarines, lychees and peaches too, as well as some praline. There's a thin layer of red wine influence covering it all.
    • Taste
      Quite fresh and mint-y at first. Creamy and full-bodied, but very soft for its 50 percent abv. Ripe banana, cinnamon, bitter oranges and soft oak. Sweet, sweet fruits. Wood spices.
    • Finish
      Some bitter oak-y notes, nutmeg. Lingering on yellow fruit.

  53. Jake1965Blues did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    To sum up this whisky in two words? Dangerously tasty! And in a very positive sense. A great Bruichladdich, which I like even better, than at the first tasting a few weeks ago. Could be a new daily dram. You can really enjoy it every day and rejoice that a few people have done their job really well and with great dedication.

    https://leben-mit-genuss.de/bruichladdich-the-three-tens
    27/11/2016
    • Nose
      Almost classic opens this dram with a malty sweetness. Honey joins, a very subtle citrus note. In addition, there is a creamy, creamy note that reminds me of the fudges that my wife makes every now and then. A wonderfully fine touch of old leather flatters my nose. Basis and always present but the sweet malt note on which the other flavors like small swabs touch, but with an ease that I like.
    • Taste
      Great! Vanilla, the creamy cream fudge, malt, these are the impressions that form immediately as soon as the first drops touch my tongue. Also creamy is the mouthfeel that sets in. The citrus note now slowly crystallizes towards orange, freshly peeled, but is still very discreet. He is wonderfully warm and wonderfully creamy. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable. 50.0%? Never, that feels more like cream liqueur. Of course, the taste is a big difference! I feel like Parma ham, because the aromas are increasingly reminiscent of a juicy honeydew melon. Very fantastic. In addition a freshness, reminiscent of a colorful spring meadow. Well done!
    • Finish
      Long on the finish, still characterized by this fantastic creaminess with the malty sweetness, accompanied by slightly fruity and fresh impressions.

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