Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Whisky
- Single Malt
- Scotland, 700ml
Carmalised fruits, lemon drops, sweet oak, boiled sweets and honey. Ripe green fruit, brown sugar, sweet malt to finish. On the nose, wild flowers, Cherry Blossom, Orange peels.
- Distillery: Bruichladdich
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Region: Isle of Islay, Scotland
- Alcohol: 50%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
The Classic Laddie is matured in American Oak Casks alongside Lochindaal, 100% Malted Barley.
Bruichladdich was built by Barnett Harvey in 1881. Five years later, the Bruichladdich Distillery Company was founded and renovation and refurbishment commenced. The ‘Laddie’, as it is affectionately known, is often considered to be the fruitiest, most inventive Islay malt and, indeed, there has been some contention as to whether it has truly attained Islay-status.
The gentle character of the spirit is attributed by some to the milder weather conditions at Bruichladdich's locality, sheltered, as it is, from Mother Nature by the Rhinns, the rugged Islay mountain range. Following the death of the then owner, Barnett’s son William Harvey IV in 1936, the distillery was sold to Joseph Hobbs for the sum of £23,000. Silent for the latter part of the Second World War, Bruichladdich closed its in-house maltings in 1961, bringing malt in from the Islay maltings at Port Ellen. Enjoying good fortunes, further stills were added in 1975 to grapple increasing demand.
The distillery was then purchased by Murray McDavid and the former Bowmore manager, Jim McEwan was brought in as Production Director. Today the range is vast; many cask finishes, or 'ACE'd (additional cask enhancement) whiskies, have been released as well as peated offerings and, following a few successful years, the ‘Laddie’s’ future looks promising.
- Double Gold - 2022 NZ Spirits Awards - Whisky
- Silver - 2020 NZ Spirits Awards - Whisky
- Bronze - 2019 NZ Spirits Awards - Whisky
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