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Bruichladdich 10 Year Old The Laddie Ten

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@LarsReview by @Lars

18th Apr 2013

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    86

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Unpeated, Non-chill filtered, and no e150 added.

I had the opportunity to give this a taste during a tasting I had with friends last weekend. Of all the whiskies I tried this one left me wanting more. I know there are members out there that compare this whisky with Baby puke but I personally have not found this to be the case. To each there own.

Fortunately the owner of this bottle felt it was wise to leave it with me for a few days. I thought it would be in my best interest to post a review before I had to return it minus a few samples.

Nose: Barley, Hint of chocolate, lemon, whiff of salt?

Taste: Barley, sweet and sour fruit, Green grapes.

Finish: Medium length, Sweet Greek yogurt, touch of dark Chocolate, bitterness at the end that lingers....Orange peel.

I personally wish that it was a bit better balanced. I would be nice if it could be a touch sweeter on the finish. That being said I really like this one and the price tag is very affordable here in this province. this is one that will be added shortly to my cabinet.

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5 comments

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Hey lars, enjoyed the review. I have a bottle of this on hand, not yet cracked tho. Will try it shortly. Have tried the "Rocks" OK but won't be replacing it and Bruich Peat, really enjoyed that and already replaced. Hoping that "The Laddie 10" fills a niche cause like you say the price here is right. Would you say it is sort of along the OP12 line rather than an Islay whisky? I see Ralfy recommends a bit of water and 10 minutes to open up.

5 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

It definitely needs some time to settle down, and straight out of a new bottle can be a little off putting. But it does come around with time and just a few drops of water and my half full bottle is now very nice and has benefitted from some oxidization.

5 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars commented

@Jonesz not sure about the OP12 I've only had a dram of a bottle that was almost empty, dont remember much fro it. I could see how a little water would smooth out the rough edges.

@BlueNote, I enjoyed this one right away but most times I like my whisky better after it has have some time to oxidize.

5 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Dumb question on my part Lars, had it in my mind that you had OP 12 in your cabinet. I see that I was wrong. The whiff of salt comment reminded me of OP12.

5 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars commented

No problem Jonesz, I should get my own bottle of OP12 someday, but I can't get over how disappointing that first dram of OP12 was. Chances are it was just an old bottle. Someday.

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