40% - , 70cl
Fresh fruit, typical apple and pear slightly under ripe so characteristic of our spirit. Drops of apricot and pineapple in fruit syrup rise in the next wave. Vanilla oak, floral tones of gorse and honeysuckle come through. The longer the whisky has to breathe the more you will find on the nose.
Spice gives way to sweetness as a pepperiness on the lips becomes mango and peach. Layer upon layer of vanilla, lemon, honey, toffee and a creamy buttery texture and mouth feel. Hints of raspberry and strawberry for sure and a touch of citrus and orange marmalade. The quality of our Scottish malted barley is evident as the sweet malt sugar holds all the fruit and oak together in wondrous harmony.
Fresh sea breeze, sweet floral heather honey and citrus bring this dram to a close, but like a typical island good-bye it’s not cheerio straight away, there is still a word or two to be had as the finish extends into the night with a long lasting vanilla note that doesn’t seem to end.
This is perfectly illustrated in the unpeated ‘Laddie Eight’, the latest exclusive for GTR released by head distiller Adam Hannett. Adam’s aim with this vatting is to preserve the elegant, floral notes of the vibrant young spirit while building up the signature salty, citrus tang so characteristic of Bruichladdich. Eight years maturation in our warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal have perfected a graceful single malt that relates to a very modern craftsmanship.