Bruichladdich 10 Year Old The Laddie Ten

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46%

Bruichladdich 10 Year Old / The Laddie Ten

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A long-awaited whisky from Bruichladdich - a 10 year old comprising solely of unpeated spirit produced since Murray McDavid took over the distillery at the turn of the century. A landmark in their production and the beginning of a new age for the distillery. Notes of gingerbread, honey and sultanas.

Tasting Notes (1)

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Ginger Ginger
  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt
  • Oak Oak
  • Sultana Sultana
Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

  • Age Icon

    Age

    10 Year Old

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

  • Region Icon

    Region

    Islay

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Character

      Dream fulfilled. Rich and assertive with that unique creaminess of the Laddie. The non chill-filtered spirit drifts serenely over the palate, warming the taste buds. It is going to linger with you as long as malts twice its age.

    • Colour

      Golden Medium Amber Honey Tone.

    • Nose

      Precursor to the flavours you will find on the palate: first, a combination of honey and a zing of fresh lemon. Then fresh, estery air bubbles of banana, ,apricot, peach and ripe cantaloupe melon. The backdrop is a hint of the warm, ocean breeze blowing over the sand dunes and shore meadows alive with the waft of wild flowers - Hebridean harmonisation. Given time, and a splash of spring water, the sweet oak brings light vanilla with a hint of nutty chocolate, with the crispness of warm, crusty, freshly baked bread.

    • Palate

      The mellow, oak sweetness is welcoming as are hints of bourbon and gingerbread, sherry and sultanas; and as they move on, there are the lighter, icing sugar-coated fruits. It’s fresh and frictionless, the texture of warm honey - then dry, crispy, malt barley; together with the oak they merge beautifully to cradle the lighter flavours, adding the strong pulse to our long awaited Laddie!.

    • Finish

      It’s exceptionally long for a 10 year old thanks to the natural oils from the malted barley still in the spirit. This is critical for the mouth feel and aftertaste, it begs the question – why do distillers remove the very essence of the spirit?.

    • Mood

      Expansive. Generous. Sharing a sunset over Lossit beach. It’s a breath of Islay, a rare and precious union of nature and centuries old skills. It has the same passion as that of ‘the men who saw a shining light and thought that they could turn it into a dream’ 10 years ago.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (19)

Reviews

  • 2

    JLP

    This stuff tastes okay, but smells horrible.

  • 5

    Martin

    It''s awesome

  • 5

    Grant Marshall

    A great product, superb quality in a fanstic package. Well worth the money. A great gift.

  • 3

    Anonymous

    Lacks sophistication with a slightly medicinal tang that I wouldn't expect in an island whisky. Nice whisky but doesn't compare to the Port Charlotte for example.

  • 5

    Will Cresswell

    Not the best Bruichladdich - 12yr old before it and the original 10 yr old before that even better. But that said one of the best easy drinking whiskys I have ever drunk: a good one to introduce new whisky drinkers too as well. Definitely don't add water.

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