Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie 700ml

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  • Unpeated Islay Whisky.
  • Made from 100% Scottish Barley.
  • An Iconic Scottish Whisky since 1981.
  • 1 or more bottles
    $117.00
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Editors notes

"There is something magical about how the Islay grown barley holds the smoke back for a moment until releasing it dramatically on the finish." - Adam Hannett - Head Distiller

Fully exposed to the power of Atlantic storms, the salt-soaked air permeates the very fabric of the distillery. A fresh marine salt-citrus tang is the signature accent of The Classic Laddie.

Showcasing the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style/ The Classic Laddie is made from 100% Scottish barley, non-chill filtered, and colouring free. Smooth as pebbles in a pool. It's clean, fresh and lively with both the oak and grain in perfect harmony.

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  • Game
  • Pork
  • Red Meat

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Scotland

Scotland is widely recognized as a leader in the global whisky industry, producing some of the world's most sought-after and beloved whiskies. The country's unique terroir, which includes everything from the quality of the water to the local peat and barley, plays a crucial role in creating the distinctive flavor profiles that define Scottish whiskies.

The whisky industry has been a vital part of Scotland's economy for centuries and continues to thrive today, with exports of Scotch whisky valued at billions of pounds annually. Scottish whiskies come in a range of styles, from the smoky and peaty Islay malts to the lighter and fruitier whiskies produced in the Speyside region.

Many Scottish distilleries offer tours and tastings, providing visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at the whisky-making process and a chance to sample some of the country's finest whiskies. Some of the most iconic distilleries include Lagavulin, Talisker, Glenlivet, and Macallan.

Beyond its economic impact, Scottish whisky is also a cultural institution, steeped in tradition and history. From the distilling techniques passed down through generations of whisky-makers to the stories and legends that surround the industry, whisky is a deeply ingrained part of Scottish identity.

Scotland's whisky industry has a rich heritage and reputation that is known worldwide. From the unique terroir that shapes its flavor to the iconic distilleries that produce it, Scottish whisky is a true cultural treasure.

Islay

The Isle of Islay, located on Scotland's rugged west coast, is a veritable mecca for single malt whisky enthusiasts. Despite its relatively small size, Islay boasts a remarkable eight active distilleries that produce some of the most iconic and powerful whiskies in Scotland.

Islay whiskies are renowned for their bold and distinctive flavors, often characterized by intense peat smoke, brine, and medicinal notes. These flavors are deeply rooted in the island's terroir, which is shaped by its unique geology, topography, and climate. Islay's peaty soils and coastal location, buffeted by Atlantic storms, give its whiskies a sense of ruggedness and bracing maritime character that sets them apart from other regions.

Islay's whiskies have achieved an almost mythical status among whisky aficionados worldwide. The island's remote location, some 35 miles from the coast of Northern Ireland, adds to its allure, imbuing it with an air of mystery and adventure. Visitors to Islay can embark on distillery tours and tastings, exploring the rich history and traditions that have shaped this iconic whisky region.

Among the eight active distilleries on Islay, some of the most revered names include Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Bowmore. Each of these distilleries produces whiskies with its unique flavor profile, ranging from the peaty and smoky to the lighter and fruitier.

Islay is a place of pilgrimage for whisky lovers around the world, with a reputation that has earned it an almost mystical status. Its rugged terroir and iconic distilleries produce some of Scotland's most sought-after whiskies, with flavors that are as bold and distinctive as the island itself.

About the brand Bruichladdich Progressive Hebridean Distillers

Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting.

Built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885.

Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram.

We salute them, not with bland homogeneity, but with a glorious palette of expressions that celebrate the range of possibilities of this, the world’s greatest spirit.

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