This 17yo didn’t go down too well with me when i first tried it , i thought it was too much like the old style Laddie which i didn’t particularly like but it grew on me rapidly . From 100% Fresh American Oak this was bottled at 46% in 2005 .
Ripe barley in colour , it has the classic Laddie nose of green apples , fudge , a touch of lemon citrus and vanilla , it also has a hint of malted barley . The palate carries on from the nose with green fruits , fudge , sea air and vanilla but also includes a sweet maltiness . The finish is long with fudge , vanilla and oak spices .
A very relaxing Laddie , a superb session dram , will be interesting to see how Bruichladdichs own spirit matches up to this at the same age .