Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich_Scottish_Barley

Recommended use: Serve neat

Rating: ★★★

Type: Scotch malt blend

Origin: Islay, Scotland

ABV: 50%

Nose:

Cereal, banana, caramel, creamy vanilla, peach and nectarine combine with some floral notes.

Taste:

Malty with hues of saltiness, and while initial hints of tropical fruit tease the palate, nothing really eventuates; this tastes like young whisky with unsettling bursts of alcohol. Also find some apple, cantaloupe and vanilla with very mild spice.

Finish:

Pineapple and toffee apple mostly come through on the finish.

Bottom line:

This is an overpriced whisky in my opinion – tastes young, alcoholic, rough and, according to my taste buds, undercooked and taken out of the American oak barrels prematurely. Bruichladdich will have to get this whisky back in a barrel and slap an age statement on the bottle for me to consider another look at this malt; no doubt a superbly distilled whisky, but it just tastes young.

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