Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

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  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich

  • Bottler:

    Bruichladdich

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very oaky yet okay; just a stepping stone, I would say.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Pepper, sea salt, and relatively dry oak in the finish are balanced by toffee sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: There's a bit of faint sherried notes, fruits, some clove, vanilla, floral waxed fruits, honey.
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  • Intro:

    This is the new, NAS, version of Bruichladdichs un-peated distillate.

  • Nose:

    I smell floral seabreeze, like the faint salty breeze off of the ocean. Its not overwhelming, I dont feel like someone just poured saltwater in my face; its faint and delicate. Next, some honey and a little more salt followed by ever so faint vanilla. For such a light aroma, its intriguingly complex.

  • Taste:

    Theres a lot of floral notes followed by more sweetness, mostly that of honey. Theres a bit of salt but it fades quickly. Theres a bit of faint sherried notes, fruits, some clove, vanilla, floral waxed fruits, honey.

  • Finish:

    The finish is medium to long and very gentle for 100 proof. Theres a lot of honey, followed by some salt. On the way out, it leaves lingering floral impressions.

  • Overall:

    Its really impressive how theres such a wealth and diversity of notes and flavors in scotch that are completely foreign to bourbon. I know Bruichladdich is known for massive Octo peat, but Im rather enjoying this un-peated Islay expression.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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