Bruichladdich ‘The Laddie’ 8 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 50% Age: 8 Years Old Country: Scotland
Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting.
The distillery was built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885.
Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram.
This single malt Scotch has been crafted by Head Distiller Adam Hannett who’s aim was to capture the distilleries maritime and floral notes in their whisky. Originally created for the Travel Retail Market this whisky uses mainly ex Bourbon barrels to create a wonderful sweet citrus aroma and fresh vibrant palate.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: The floral notes are of thyme and flowering heather, citrus blossom and freshly baked lemon sponge cake.
Palate: Fresh citrus notes of lemon marmalade, salted caramel and ripe orchard fruits. Hints of strawberry shortcake and raspberry laces.
Finish: More thyme and heather with freshly cut grass and honey sweetness and sea breeze.
|Dimensions||43 × 14 × 14 cm|
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