Bruichladdich The Laddie 10 Year (2nd Edition)
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
After reopening the distillery in 2001, Bruichladdich has had to work diligently to stash away well-aged stock in large supply. The wait has been worth it with the 2nd edition of the coveted Bruichladdich 10 Year Old which debuted Christmastime 2016. Aged in first-fill bourbon, sherry, and French wine barrels. Bottled at 50% ABV, the global run included 18,000 total bottles.
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 Typefirst-fill bourbon, sherry, and French wine casks
"The nose leads with rich honey and heather, along with layered vanillins. The palate begins with cereal grains, and then moves into toffee and raw honey. Beneath that find sugary lemon peel, hay, and butterscotch. A rich, lengthy finish showcases dry oak, along with ginger and gingerbread cookies, and light floral notes."