Review #1014 – Bruichladdich The Laddie 10, Second Edition

Review #1014 | Scotch Review #343 – Bruichladdich 10yr “The Laddie Ten” Second Edition

The Schtick: This is a limited edition release from Bruichladdich on Islay that draws from a combination of casks to make up the 18,000 bottles for release. Spirit used for The Laddie Edition 2 is made up on distillate aged in Sherry casks, ex-bourbon casks and French wine casks. It is bottled without coloring or filtering.

I’m curious to see how this compared to The Laddie 10 First Edition, which I reviewed not terribly long ago

Distiller: Bruichladdich

Bottler: Bruichladdich

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Nose: Honey, toasted almond. Light brine, pepper, fresh baked bread. It’s sweet, lightly nutty, faintly lactic and the sweetness and brine play very well.

Taste: Honey, toffee, light brine, sweet caramel. Faintly lactic, amaretto, rich pepper. Good body on the mouth feel, faint heat, if any.

Finish: Medium in length. No real heat to speak of. Lots of vanilla, pepper, lactic sea air as well as more rich toffee.

Overall: Really nice. I felt like this had more depth and body compared to the first edition, which I also enjoyed, but a bit less. There was more bready sweetness, more caramel and toffee and less lactic sour fruits, although they were not gone altogether. I generally like that oddly lactic Laddie profile, but it’s best in moderation. This nails that balance.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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