Bruichladdich The Laddie 16 Year
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Distilled at the reopened Bruichladdich on Islay, this Scotch takes on the nickname once given to the malts that came from this distillery. Pronounced "Bhrook-laddie," the Ileach (the people of Islay) simply shortened the name to "the laddie," and, rumor has it, that it was once the favored dram among the locals. The Laddie range humbly pays tribute to the place that Bruichladdich held in the hearts of the Ileach. This particular bottling was aged for sixteen years in an ex-bourbon casks. Using the somewhat confusing naming convention adopted by the new regime, the "Bruichladdich" brand indicates that it was made with unpeated barley from Scotland (the "Port Charlotte" brand indicates heavily peated; "Octomore" is super-heavily peated). Bottled at 46%, this malt is non-chill filtered and contains no added color.
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.