- Nick's Import
Bruichladdich The Laddie 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
A travel retail exclusive. Head Distiller, Adam Hannett's aim was to capture the whisky's floral notes alongside the more typical coastal elements. Hence this youthful, unpeated and non chill filtered Laddie is described as "An elegant expression of Bruichladdich style. Super fruity and full of Atlantic freshness."
Other reviews... Another Travel Retail exclusive, and while you might expect something delicate given the age statement, what is delivered is a thick, buttery/creamy opening that, for a second, teeters on the brink of sourness then pulls back to be more like ricotta cheese. It then settles into vanilla, floral notes, white chocolate, and sweet barley. The palate is thick once again, with lemon cheesecake giving a needed clean acidity. Quite a bulky youngster that’s best with water.
81 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Dave Broom (Summer 2016)
The sugars surge and soar in impressive manner, the mid range smokiness benefiting. But there is a tightness which does very few favours.
83 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018