The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley showcases the classic Laddie style, elegant and floral with a signature salt-citrus tang. However, a complex cask management system and our refusal to add artificial color or chill-filter our whiskies means that each vatting is subtly different.
Head Distiller Adam Hannett has individually chosen casks to showcase the work of art, floral and rich Bruichladdich house style. Produced using 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for as long as its can remember by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality of our ingredients.
CHARACTER | Smooth as pebbles in a pool. It's clean, crisp and energetic with both the oak and the grain in perfect harmony
COLOR | Sunlight on fields of late-spring barley.
NOSE | The bundle is splendid. Opening with barley sugar and a trace of mint before driving into the most awesome notes of naturally cut wild blooms; buttercup, daisy, meadow sweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry bloom. The neatness of the spirit is striking. As the seconds tick by, more smells ascend from the glass, little breezes of spin drift and ocean pinks advising you that this spirit is developed solely by the ocean. After exactly four or five minutes and with the expansion of a little water, caramelized fruits float onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.
PALATE | The palate entry is so refined and invigorating, the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into joys. The fruits from distillation float in on an Atlantic breeze and fly on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A mix of ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring conclusion. A taste back in time, an acknowledgment that not every single malt are equivalent and to accomplish unquestionably the ideal, you should utilize barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all others you meet on your voyage through the stills of Scotland.
FINISH | Unforgettable! Its best appreciated in good company, you simply don't want the night to end. It conveys warmth to the central core. The clock slows down and the cares of tomorrow vanish into the dawn.
MOOD | Conviviality! Relaxed, getting a charge out of the soul in the glass and the chuckling from stories regularly told but never tired of hearing.