Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

Single Malt

Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 1604 )

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie is the Islay distillery's flagship single malt. It is unpeated and made from 100% Scottish barley with some barley sourced from Islay. As for the exact recipe of the whisky, this changes from batch to batch with the brand using different barley types from various Scottish farms. Furthermore, various barrel types are used to mature the whisky and this too will vary with each batch with ex-sherry, ex-bourbon, and ex-wine casks among them. That said, since 2016 the brand has a recipe code on each bottle. You can view their website to have your recipe revealed. Bottled at 50% ABV without chill-filtration or added color.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    various casks

Tasting Notes

"From nose to finish this whisky is simply beautiful. The barley really shines through in the nose, with nutty vanilla, honey and white flowers with hints of apricot, citrus and sea breeze sneaking from the glass. Bright fruity flavors of apple and citrus are followed by sweet, round cereal malts and demerara sugar. The finish is one that slows down time with faint memories of campfires on the beach at low tide; this whisky is one to share with great company, perhaps old childhood friends."

Score 89

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