Whisky Review – Bruichladdich The Laddie 22

Bruichladdich The Laddie 22


Region: Islay
ABV: 46%
E150: No
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: American Oak Casks


Colour: Gold

Nose: Lemon, honey, soft floral, malt, pepper, honeydew, muscat grape, pineapple, sea breeze, banana bread

Palate: Honey, melon, mineral, vanilla, melon, oak, cereal, salt

Finish: Medium finish, ethanol, pepper, lemon, seaweed

Score: 86/100

The nose was the highlight for me, very elegant and soft, while carrying ample complexity. A very pleasant coastal influence throughout, from the nose to the finish, giving this dram a nice character. The Laddie 22 is more matured than its younger siblings, and it should, although slightly I do detect a touch of ethanol on the finish, but it’s not a deal breaker by any chance. The complexity on the palate is tightly integrated, all the nice ex-bourbon cask notes. Would highly recommend trying this.

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