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This is a limited edition release from Bruichladdich on Islay that draws from a combination of casks to make up the 18,000 bottles for release. Spirit used for The Laddie Edition 2 is made up on distillate aged in Sherry casks, ex-bourbon casks and French wine casks. It is bottled without coloring or filtering.
Honey, toasted almond. Light brine, pepper, fresh baked bread. It’s sweet, lightly nutty, faintly lactic and the sweetness and brine play very well.
Honey, toffee, light brine, sweet caramel. Faintly lactic, amaretto, rich pepper. Good body on the mouth feel, faint heat, if any.
Medium in length. No real heat to speak of. Lots of vanilla, pepper, lactic sea air as well as more rich toffee.
Really nice. I felt like this had more depth and body compared to the first edition, which I also enjoyed, but a bit less. There was more bready sweetness, more caramel and toffee and less lactic sour fruits, although they were not gone altogether. I generally like that oddly lactic Laddie profile, but it’s best in moderation. This nails that balance.
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