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Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight Tasting notes and reviews

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Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight

Brand
Bruichladdich
Expression
The Laddie Eight
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
8 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
2008
Produced at
Bruichladdich Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bruichladdich.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

89
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.

Joel Harrison

90
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.
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