.bruichladdich – the laddie eight

Another classic Bruichladdich. With the absence of the popular Ten and the rather young (but fine) NAS Classic editions, Bruichladdich now added an eight year old to their list of Global Travel Retail expressions. Put together from American and European oak eight year old matured spirit matured in the warehouses on Islay, she is a fruity and floral dram, that would not suit ill in our whisky cabinet.

50% abv, €85
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: calm, a touch of sweet, fruit, sweet apples, soft pears, red fruit, raspberries, marshmallows, vanilla, citrus, lemon, biscuits, cheesecake, a hint of young malt
Palate: very easy going, creamy, mouth coating, citrus, lemon, cheesecake, red fruit, raspberries, vanilla
Finish: upon swallowing, there is a hint of young-ness, then there are grains, biscuits, floral notes of heather, vanilla, citrus, lemons
Mark: +++++ 
Conclusion: I like her. I am not sure I like her for €85, but in general, GTR expressions of any brand tend to be somewhat on the higher side of anyone’s wallet. Besides that, she is not the Laddie Ten, but with the same make-up and style, she definitely is one to have a look at next time you are deciding on buying a bottle when waiting on your next flight.

Distilled on 10/03/2008, bottled on 15/03/2016, from lot no: L150824/ rotation 16/044

.thanks to Bruichladdich for sending us the sample

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