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Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Overall rating
85.16/100
votes
236
Whiskybase ID
86884
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

€ 69.90

38 × in wishlist

236 × member ratings

820 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.16 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. MaltedBarley scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    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.

  7. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  8. 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.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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