Bruichladdich Classic Laddie
Scottish Barley

70cl / 50%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie / Scottish Barley
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Bruichladdich's Scottish Barley is made entirely from Scottish-grown barley, trickle distilled and then matured in American oak. The distillery class it as their signature bottling.

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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Peach Peach
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Cream Cream

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      A hint of sea spray, but rich and plush, with punchy fruit and floral aromas.

    • Palate:

      Enticing mix of creaminess and salinity – rich and refreshing.

    • Finish:

      Nice balance between the sprightly fruit and tangy sea-spray elements.

14 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    3 November 2018

    Nicely balanced with a hint of smoke, toffee, vanilla and cream. You can also pick up some fruity notes in this one. Will definitely buy again!

  • 4
    4 October 2018

    Not bad. Didn’t grab me immediately. It’s subtle and approachable. Smokey, salty, floral and clingy spice. Good one to start off with.

  • 4
    7 September 2018

    As good an unpeated Islay as I can imagine possible.

  • 5
    15 August 2018

    Can’t believe this stuff is unpeated... amazing

  • 5
    13 July 2018

    Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated 50% vol. Matured in barrels made of American and European oak, non-chill filtered, natural color, made of 100% Scottish malted barley, bottled with high proof 50% without age statement (but the whisky is usually about 6 years old) Nose: sweetness, candies, sea breeze, flowers, herbs, hay, grass, citrus, oranges, mint, mint pills, slightly malty, fruity and floral, beach, sand, apple with mint, mild aroma for 50% proof, slightly oaky, honey Taste: malty, vanilla, sweet, oak, mint, flowers, fruit, milk chocolate, slightly spicy, hay, barley, pineapple, coconut, pina colada, grass, salty caramels, tangerine, leather, cream, mild, pleasant Finish: gentle, pleasant, tropical fruit, a bit of sea breeze, a bit of salt, lemon, orange peel This whisky should be given to people who shiver on the back of the word Islay. I think that it would be very surprising how interesting the liquor from the island where peat was not used could be. Whisky is very friendly, gentle, delicate for its proof, young, but already well-composed, fruity and floral profile transferring us to the shores of Islay beaches.

  • 5
    11 April 2018

    I keep coming back to this one, happy each time. This has a very balanced taste and a really good one. I really enjoy this one.

  • 3
    8 April 2018

    It was ok, it was cloudy and had a low tannin flavor.

  • 5
    9 April 2017

    Am never swayed by reviewers.No two persons tastes are ever the same,I have found no two whiskies are the same either,if you enjoy whisky you try because you enjoy variety and in the end you compare....and you will find plenty in this whisky to enjoy and compare.

  • 4
    30 December 2016

    Fantastic. I find it has a wonderful sweet toffee smell to it and does have a very so slight smoaky tang to it in my pallet. Very very smooth!

  • 4
    24 November 2016

    I'd seen some pretty poor reviews of this whisky and that along with the fairly steep pricetag put me off buying a bottle. However, I saw a bottle behind the bar when up visiting Orkney and thought I'd order a dram to try for myself. I ended up being pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it far more than any of the other three whiskies I tried that night. A pleasant whisky and very drinkable. Still maybe slightly expensive for what it is but I will be ordering a bottle off the back of the sample I tried.

  • 5
    3 June 2016

    An incredibly dram, soft yet fiesty! Light, sweet, vanilla with a subtle nutty/salty finish.

  • 3
    5 January 2016

    I agree,it needs a little drop of water to release its fruity flavours.It is a decent drop.

  • 3
    15 December 2015

    I tried this firstly without adding water, and got that astringent whack of new oak, furniture polish and little else... you can tell it's a youngster. But with some water, it thankfully softens. It still tastes young, but the stewed apple taste (which in older Bruichladdich's I've tasted grows into gorgeous toffee-apple flavours), starts to come out. It's also quite dry (that'll be the oak tannins again). It's pleasant but not complex, and not a star.

  • 5
    5 December 2015

    Absolutely lovely. A true classic scotch. This is how it should be done. Delightful !