The Laddie Eight

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: The Laddie Eight
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 138
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Oak and smoke, this is like standing in the rooftop workshop at Islay woollen mills during a rain storm; damp wood and mustering wool really work for this dram.
Palate: Sweet tea, peat smoke, some lemon drops and lime pickle, which all add up to a sweet and deliciously peaty sum.
Finish: Medium-long, the peat fire burns and the citrus increases to make this a very mouth watering affair.
Comment: Lemon sherbet and cigar smoke combine to make this a really great example of smoky Scotch whisky.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Vibrant and floral with hints of cereal, rose petals, boiled sweets and coffee laced peat. Darkens with time as malt and treacle appear. Late hints of earth/dunnage and salt.
Palate: Opens with soft, crumbly coffeed peat, vanilla and barley. Darkens as the treacle, malt and tar come through on the middle. Subtly coastal with a lovely degree of peat.
Finish: Seriously long and treacly with malt, boiled sweets, manure, rose petals and salt.
Comment: Now, that is an impressive finish! Robust, malty and full of character.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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