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Bruichladdich, The Laddie Ten, 10 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch

Bruichladdich, The Laddie Ten, 10 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch

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Nose: Judging by the color the Laddie Ten sees a little more sherry barrel than I would have thought from Bruichladdich’s new signature scotch and the nose confirms this with raisins, red fruits and orange peel. Bourbon barrel aging shows up as well with nice citrus and vanilla/banana aromas. This scotch has a nice perfumed quality and notes of the sea and smoke.
Palate: The palate confirms what the nose picked up with the peat showing up a little more strongly. Gentle sweet spice greets the tongue; it is nice and smooth especially for its age. Drinks more like a 12 year old whiskey than a 10 year old, but there is a nice youthful zing in the aftertaste. This keeps the scotch lively but is in no way harsh, hot or biting.
Comments: The label calls this an unpeated scotch, but I think Islay may have a different definition of unpeated. A little more peat than I was expecting, but no way near the levels of most Islay’s. If you are not a fan of Islay scotches or peated whiskies don’t be frightened off, the Laddie Ten is peated to about 5 parts per million, as opposed to the other Islay’s that are peated to roughly 40 ppm. If you can handle the peat of a Talisker or Jura Superstition you should have no problem with this scotch. In fact I somehow feel the peat works better with the creamy oily nature of this Bruichladdich.

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Alc/Vol: 46%
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