Bruichladdich Laddie 22 Year Old

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46%

Bruichladdich Laddie 22 Year Old

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£225

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(£321.43 per litre)

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A combination of classic and new Bruichladdich, at release the oldest in the distillery's revitalised range of unpeated Islay whiskies.

Tasting Notes (1)

Bruichladdich Laddie 22 Year Old

70cl / 46%

In Stock

£225

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Heather Heather
  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Banana Banana
  • Marzipan Marzipan
Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

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    Age

    22 Year Old

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

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    Region

    Islay

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Character

      Fantastic purity with a satiny smooth texture. Soft & mellow, the American oak has nourished the spirit well, its strength has made the 22 year journey a very pleasant experience, as you will discover.

    • Colour

      Luminous golden yellow.

    • Nose

      I cannot recall many single malts which have such a disarming and elegant bouquet. Sweet yellow fruits, drizzled with honey and crushed almonds, intertwine wonderfully with freshly picked summer flowers; together they rise serenely on the first pass. It’s a beautiful experience. Then, with a little aeration, it's custard cream and toasted barley, banana bread and vanilla fudge. Marzipan continues to rise, now mingling with a citric twist created by the big sleep beside the Atlantic ocean. The final notes are of the malt and oak, evolving together over 22 years, with the aromatics hinting at the natural beauty of this special place called Islay.

    • Palate

      At first you feel the power of the spirit. Its taste spectrum is intriguing, with flavours coming together like the threads of a fine tweed. The harmonious aromatics have merged superbly to give a mouth-feel that is the absolute single malt taste experience. The vanilla oak and lemon and honey lead on the first sips, with the soft, yogurt-like fruit flavours a heartbeat behind. Then it’s that brilliant Abernethy Biscuit, a vanilla wafer, and then sparkling like a firecracker all around the taste buds comes that marine citrus meringue flavour. The palate is experiencing an all-time high, and boy is the heart uplifted. The soul is rejoicing and the spirits are soaring. This is truly a rarespirit of exceptional quality. To call it a classic does notcome close; one of the best Laddies I’ve ever evaluated.

    • Finish

      There is no terminal, no finish. This will remain with you long after the bottle has gone.

    • Mood

      Generous, larger than life.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (3)

Reviews

  • Andreas

    (Continued) Beautiful honey, vanilla, citrus and barley malt intertwined with floral notes. It's quite complex, but unlike some other whiskies that require a good deal of detective work, if you want to discover all the flavours, I found that most of the tastes and smells stood out quite clearly whilst still working together beautifully. (TBC once more)

  • Andreas

    (Continued) I was a bit hesitant about buying the whisky when no other reviews were available, but I wasn't disappointed. As far as 'regular' unpeated, bourbon-matured single malts go, this is the best I've ever tasted, and I do wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Andreas

    Tasted it a few days ago, so I hope my memory serves me well (at the very least, I thought that there should be a review available from a person, whose paycheck isn't issued by the Bruichladdich marketing department!). When it comes to the tasting notes, I agree with Bruichladdich's notes on the whole. Not much Islay character (unlike the 10yo), but rather a light and fruity edge more reminiscent of Lowland malts. (TBC)

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