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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Unpeated Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 50%
Possibly one of the last Laddie Classics created under the supervision of Master Distiller, Jim McEwan?
This edition was produced from 100% Scottish barley and sees the ABV upped to 50%, but like previous expressions, it's matured in American oak casks and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style.

Tasting note: Brilliant gold. Muted barley sugar and trace sulphur on the nose. Aeration adds familiar distillery notes of oatmeal biscuit, butter menthol lozenge and hints of macadamia. Light barley sugar on entry, hollowing out a little at the mid palate stage. Turns leaner, mildly grassy with warming alcohol and light vanilla after flavours. Better with water. 50% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... if you manage to tune out of the off notes, some sublime moments can still be had. 78.5 points
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2016