Bruichladdich Laddie Classic
Smooth as pebbles in a pool. It's clean, fresh and lively with both the oak and the grain in perfect harmony. Nose: Firstly, the crispness of malted barley, then soft fruits rise gently giving aromas of pears in syrup, papaya and honeydew melon, almost like jellybeans eventually. Mellow oaky sweetness from the bourbon barrels arrives a little later with notes of vanilla pods, flapjacks and of course, the slight drift of mellow bourbon. Palate: Beautiful silkness that caresses and stimulates the palate.The flavours mirror the aromatics completely with an almost syrup-like texture. A delicious harmony and gentle warmth that reflects the personality of the people who made it. Finish: The influence of the sea evolves as citrus lemon and lime bringing fantastic freshness. The taste lingers long and it is the mellowness of the oak that is the last to leave, fading gently like a sunset on Islay's west coast.