Not only do the bottles of Bruichladdich have one of the most beautiful designs I have ever come across, but also do they contain very great whisky. The unpeated Classic Laddie feels like a day out at the beach, carrying some sweets and fruits with you. For me personally, however, this whisky will also always be connected to Christmas. When I started developing an interest in whisky, I received a bottle of The Classic Laddie as a Christmas present from my parents-in-law. Well, actually my wife chose and ordered it for them, but never mind. This fact makes The Classic Laddie a whisky that accompanies me throughout all seasons. I love drinking it in the beginning of the year in anticipation of warmer days. Then, I obviously enjoy its summerly notes when it gets really hot outside. And finally I like to pour myself a dram of The Classic Laddie during the winter months, when I am in a Christmas mood and dream of receiving more amazing presents like this.
Eye: Golden grainfields in autumn.
Nose: Sweet notes of sugar and honey. After a few minutes in the glass, there are also floral and minty notes to discover. Finally, a light sea breeze carries a discreet aroma of freshly sliced apples.
Palate: The sea breeze you had in your nose grows stronger now. It brings along a decent saltiness as well as sweet toffee and oaky notes. In the background, there are also yellow plums, quinces and green grapes.
Finish: Medium long and warm with a nice mixture of saltiness and green grapes.
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Islay)
Aged: No Age Statement
Alc. volume: 50%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~40.00 Euro
More info: www.bruichladdich.com (Distillery)