Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bruichladdich Single Malt Whisky is made exclusively from unpeated barley grown on 23 different farms in Scotland. After the grains are milled and mashed, they are fermented in the distillery's original washbacks, which are made of Douglas Fir. The wood from the washbacks absorbs heat generated during fermentation, and allows for a longer, slower fermentation process as compared to steel, resulting in a more flavorful and rich whisky.
After fermentation, the wash is distilled twice through Bruichladdich's 130 year-old, 20-foot tall, diamond-shaped stills. The Victorian-era stills produce whisky that is notably floral and elegant.
The Classic Laddie is "our signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich," says McEwan. Trickle distilled and matured for its entire life in American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon, the whisky has an aroma of green apples, stewed berries and biscuits. The aroma gives way to notes of citrus, melon, vanilla and salted caramel on the palate, and finishes with a touch chocolate, honey and earl gray tea.