0.70 ltr 50%
This is perfectly illustrated in the unedited 'Laddie Eight', the latest exclusive for GTR released by head distiller Adam Hannett. Adam's aim with this setting is to preserve the elegant, floral notes of the vibrant spirit while building up the signature salty, citrus tang so characteristic of Bruichladdich. Eight years maturation in our warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal have perfected a graceful single malt that relates to a very modern craftsmanship.
An elegant expression of Bruichladdich style. Super fruity and full of Atlantic freshness.
The opening notes are fresh fruit, typical apple and pear. Then pear drops apricot and pineapple in fruit syrup rise in the next wave. Vanilla oak is not far behind rolled in malted barley sugar and with a hint of straw. After a moment of warming the glass in your hand the floral tones of gorse and honeysuckle come through. The longer the whiskey has to breathe the more you will find on the nose.
Spice gives way to sweetness as mango and peach. Layer on layer of vanilla, lemon, honey, toffee and creamy buttery texture and mouth feel. A second taste will bring hints of fruit, raspberry and strawberry for sure and a touch of citrus and orange marmalade. the complexity is a joy of taste as well as toasting or part of the barrels plays its part in bringing a depth of flavor you will be eager to explore. This dram has vitality, depth and mellow-ness all at once as the classic Bruichladdich DNA or soft fruit and floral elegance mix with exotic fruit from a variety of amazing oak. The quality of our Scottish malted barley is evident as the sweet malt sugar holds in the wondrous harmony.
Fresh sea breeze, sweet floral honey and citrus, bring this dram to a close, but like a typical island good-bye it's not cheerio straight away, there's still a word or two long lasting vanilla note that does not seem to end.