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Bruichladdich 10 Year Old The Laddie Ten

Not My Go To

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@JoneszReview by @Jonesz

22nd Apr 2013

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    85

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Disclaimer: I am not an whisky expert nor do I play one on TV. I have recently tried Bruichladdich Peat and loved it. I was hoping that this expression would fill a niche in the "unpeated" category for me as the Laddie 10 is one of the more affordable drams in my neck of the woods. I am also a big fan of Jim McEwan, he makes me want to drink whisky. Nose: citrus (lemon) brine, vanilla and yes the fumes of "Baby puke" Taste: A bit hot, peppery and lemon. The dram mellowed with the addition of 2 tsp of water in a 2 oz. pour. A bit of time helped the mellowing process. Finish: Medium long but a very offputting aftertaste developed. I would say this is linked to the "baby puke" nose but not entirely the same. In short I was quite disappointed in this whisky as I had read so many positive reviews. I was hoping that a dram that was unchill filtered, no e150 added and 46% ABV might be my "go to" unpeated whisky, especially at this price point. I will revisit this bottle in a few weeks to see if time and a "bit of air" in the bottle helps. Was going to serve this to guests tomorrow evening but will find something else instead.

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7 comments

@Lars
Lars commented

Sorry to hear you didn't like this one, maybe some oxidation and time will help it out.

5 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Lars I am thinking that maybe I am looking for something in this whisky that maybe isn't there. Esp after reading all the good reviews here and elsewhere. Currently I seem to favour peated expressions ie. Caol Ila,Laph QC, Bruichladdich Peat Etc. but still really like HP12 so who knows. My biggest concern with this dram was the after taste. Will let it rest for a month and try again. Jonesz

5 years ago 0

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman commented

I had more or less the same let-down! I expected so much, received so little and in fact my bottle, (to me), tasted like a much younger Whisky!

Cheers.

5 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

A'bunadhman: I have tried this again after letting it rest in the bottle for 3 weeks or so. There was an improvement IMHO but still did not raise to the expectations. Had a friend over and we did manage to drain the rest of the bottle. Will maybe replace but will have to wait a bit as I have others I like more than this one to restock. Thanx for your reply I was wondering if I was "odd man out" when it came to appreciating this dram.

5 years ago 0

@systemdown
systemdown commented

Thanks for the review @Jonesz - as with anything, it's valuable to have a whole spectrum of experiences available!

5 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

I have upped my original rating from a paltry 80 to a very nice 85. I might have had a bad bottle the first go around or my taste buds might have been skewed.My last two bottles have shown neither the baby puke mentioned in my earlier review nor the bitter finsh. I now consider this dram a bargain and a must have in my cabinet. The Laddie 10 is as stated non-chill filtered, no E150 added and 46% ABV. Sells for $53.50 in my neck of the woods although it appears to be dwindling on the shelves of the Manitoba Liquor Commission so it appears that either they or Bruichladdich are discontinuing what I thought was to be a core expression in their range. Jonesz

4 years ago 0

Taco commented

I get the "baby puke" effect when I drink peaty whiskies and follow with non- or less peated ones. I first noticed this when I followed Ardbeg 10 with HP 12. Now I only pour the peaty ones last, as I'd prefer not to nose and taste baby puke. Try a dram of bourbon and then the Laddich 10. I really like the clean bourbon influenced taste of the 10, without the finishing they usually do. It allows one to notice and enjoy the quality of the base spirit.

4 years ago 0

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