Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Scottish Barley, NAS, 50 %
The Islay distillery of Bruichladdich was long a favourite of mine. For some reason I have lost touch with their products over the past few years, so I figured it was time to reacquaint myself with their product range. First off then is their signature bottling, the Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Scottish Barley.
You can buy a bottle of the Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Scottish Barley in Norway at NOK 690 (1639001), in Sweden at SEK 560 (85336), and in the UK at around GBP 32. For some reason this whisky is just called Bruichladdich Scottish Barley in the monopoly stores in Norway and Sweden.
Nose: Light notes of orchard fruits. White sugar and oranges. Floral top notes. It comes across as well integrated. A touch of salt or a maritime note with time.
Taste: Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Apples with a touch of oak. Malty, herbal and green. A touch of perfume / floral notes. Again a pinch of salt.
Finish: Medium long finish. Oily. Touches of oak, caramel and herbs. Towards the end I pick up a certain mineral and metallic character.
Comments: No wonder this is the signature bottling. A solid dram!