For many years Bruichladdich was known as the malt which the locals drank, something which surprised many visitors as it was unpeated. The notion that the Ileachs would automatically prefer the big peat bombs from elsewhere on the island was, seemingly, untrue. The lack of smoke wasn’t as a result of this local preference, but dictated by the needs of the blending firms who had always owned the distillery.
The Classic Laddie
This single malt Scotch whisky has been crafted by master distiller Jim McEwan from individually selected casks to showcase the classic floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Unpeated it is the signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich. The palate entry is so refined and refreshing the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures.
|Color||Sunlight on fields of early summer barley|
|Nose||Fruity nose of conference pear, honeydew melon and red apple, combined with sweet vanilla and the faintest hint of salinity.|
|Palate||Semi-luscious texture with the fruits from the nose joined by papaya and guava, the vanilla from the oak slightly more noticeable but without being overpowering and a mouth-watering salinity.|
|Finish||The tropical fruit flavours slowly fade to leave a delicious mixture of salty vanilla.|