Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay produce whiskies that are counter to what so many Scotch drinkers have come to expect from Islay single malts. This, the Classic Laddie, is a 100% unpeated, Scottish barley single malt, matured in American oak casks in warehouses on the shores of the Loch Indaal in the Islay region. This natural whisky is triple distilled and non-chill filtered, before being proofed down with Islay spring water before and is bottled at 100 proof. The flavors speak for the land, but not in the language of peat.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeAmerican oak
"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."