A Bruichladdich 10 year old on the menu today, also known as the Laddie Ten. This is the 2nd edition of this unpeated Islay whisky, which was released in the latter half of 2016. Just like its predecessor, it’s a limited release (18.000 bottles).
The first edition, released in 2011, was quite popular and sold really well. And since I never tasted it, I was quite curious how this 2nd edition would taste.
This Bruichladdich has matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon, sherry and French wine casks, and is bottled at 50% ABV.
Bruichladdich Laddie Ten tasting notes:
Nose: A bit of citrus, vanilla. Also a bit salty. After that a more fruits appear, like peach and red apples. Some sweetness from marzipan too.
Taste: It’s quite creamy; almond milk. Some vanilla, and citrus here as well. Honey sweetness and notes of milk chocolate. Then some spices and wood. Also a bit salty. And a very feint hint of tobacco.
Finish: The finish is mid-long, with some sweetness and wood. Also a hint of citrus here.
Unfortunately, I can’t compare this with the first edition. But it’s a solid dram and I enjoyed it for sure, but nothing more than that. Despite its high ABV it doesn’t need any water.