This Laddie from the Single Cask Series by Cadenhead was bottled especially for the Dutch importer Bresser & Timmer. By now it is nowhere to be found, but thanks to my whisky buddy in Holland with an open bottle, I was able to get my hands on a sample.
Creamy nose on peach, apples, hazelnuts and ripe melon. A malty heart as if from grain cookies, but with a lovely spiciness from the wood. Some wood shavings, vanilla and nutmeg. A floral hint that I cannot quite pinpoint, but is lovely nonetheless. Delicious nose.
Silky soft on the palate. Bitter oranges, peach, nuts and passion fruit come first, immediately followed by lots of oak that offers up weight and warmth giving spices, but does flirt with oakiness.
In the finish – which is medium long – I again get vanilla and white fruit, but now the bitterness becomes quite dominant. Luckily it stays under control.
Lovely Laddie that was probably bottled just in time. That is an art in itself.