Bruichladdich The Laddie 10 Year
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
The Laddie Ten is Bruichladdich's first 10 year old whisky produced after it's reopening in 2001. An unpeated, non-chill filtered whisky, it is matured chiefly in 1st fill American bourbon barrels with a smattering aged in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
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 Typeex-bourbon, ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry
"Intense aromas of menthol and wood spices hit the nostrils like smelling salts, but if you aren't dissuaded by this, you'll be rewarded with a fairly rich and complex whisky. Fruit is present, but you'll have to hunt for it. Dried herbs and floral heather notes mark the whisky with wood spices and cinnamon sticks on the finish."