The mellow, oak sweetness is welcoming as are hintsof bourbon and gingerbread, sherry and sultanas; and as they move on, there are the lighter, icing sugar-coated fruits. Itís 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!
This is without doubt the most important release in our history, and very much a landmark for the distillery and the Bruichladdich team. it was an intensely emotional day, in the spring of 2001, when we first broke the padlock on the Bruichladdich gates and took charge of this charismatic but much-neglected victorian distillery on the far west Atlantic coast of Islay.
This whisky, this spirit, malted from only Scottish barley for authenticity, slow-fermented for purity, trickle-distilled for creamy texture and cask-filled at 70% for extra flavour, has been quietly slumbering in our loch-side warehouses for the last 10 years, and we are immensely proud to offer this landmark dram to you now.
The true beginning of a new era.
|Wine maker notes
|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.