Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

One of the most famous bottlings from the Bruichladdich distillery returns in a new guise. Due to the lack of cooling filtration remain the smallest suspended particles in the Malt, which are carriers of special flavor components. This filling tastes fruity light and malty with some salt.

One of the most famous bottlings from the Bruichladdich distillery returns in a new guise. Due to the lack of cooling filtration remain the smallest suspended particles in the Malt, which are carriers of special flavor components. This filling tastes fruity light and malty with some salt.

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13251
Bruichladdich
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
50%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 14 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Floral:
Wheat:
Heather:
Honey:
Pineapple:
Barley:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Apple:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Tasting
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Pepper:
Honey:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Ginger:
Chili:
Apple:
Barley:
Pear:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Plum:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Oak:
Malt:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Barley:
Alcohol:
Wheat:
Pepper:
Apple:
Vanilla:
Pear:

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3.2 Rate
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Tasting Notes 14

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10. May 2020
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Schlaubi63
24. Oct 2021
29. Oct 2017
Just to preface, this whisky definitely needs a little water added, maybe enough to bring it down to 46% or so. I'll include notes both with and without below.

Nosing: Ananas Grüner Apfel Floral Vanille
When neat there is an acidity which is distinctly unpleasant, it literally stings the nose. The flavours are highly concentrated like smelling fruit cordial.
With some water added its actually quite enjoyable. The acidity calms down and becomes citrus fruit, pineapple juice and green apple. There's an underlying sweetness and a floral note though I couldn't identify it if I tried. There's just a touch of vanilla as well.

Taste: Früchte Süße Eiche Malz
Both with and without water this has an intense sweet arrival. It starts fruity like drinking neat tropical fruit cordial, with some water this slackens off considerably and is much improved. At least when neat the alcohol isn't particularly overbearing. Both with and without water though there's a distinct rich maltiness along with an overabundance of charred oak. Its one of those ones where you might be forgiven for thinking you're chewing on a plank to be honest.

Finish: Malz Eiche
Stays fairly consistent regardless of water. Long and oaky, a little bitter along with some residual malt.

Comment:
I'm torn on this one. I really like what they tried to do by bottling at a higher percentage and giving a real intense flavour experience. Sadly, all it's doing in this case is amplifying the issues it has. It just tastes like it's about 5 years too early for it to have come out of the barrel to be honest. It's raw and unapologetically youthful. It's hard to recommend as there are so many other good malts available at that price point.
kiki_2
05. Sep 2021
Nosing: Floral wet stone with Seetang on it, oregano, Tropische Früchte Ananas

Taste: Süße Apfel Birne geeen tea leaves

Finish: short, Vanille , Gewürze, vinegar, tea leaves

Comment:
25. Jan 2016
EnjoyLife89
30. Dec 2018
DRV12
17. Jan 2016
DRV12
27. Feb 2016
Nosing: Malz , dust, barnyard, acidity, Eiche , Gras , Kräuter

Taste: Süße Malz Eiche Pfeffer

Finish: Eiche , bitterness, Malz

Comment: repulsive nose, flat taste, bitter finish