The Bruichladdich Distillery, pronounced brook-lad-dee, is situated on the isle of Islay in Scotland. Bruichladdich is renowned for its single malt scotch and signature Classic Laddie. We had the opportunity to taste this wonderful Scottish Barley. The Little Laddie is an exceptional unpeated scottish barley and the signature bottle is beautiful.
The aroma of the Bruichladdich Scottish Barley is bright and citrusy. Including notes of lemons, wild flowers, and vanilla. My first taste of Little Laddie is dry and sweet. Here there are flavors of oak, barley, grapefruit, and sweetness. The finish was medium and includes more sweetness, vanilla, and warmth. This is an exceptional Scottish Barley that is meticulously crafted. The flagship whisky by Bruichladdich is one of our favorites at Boozeblogger.
We also had the privilege of tasting an artisanal gin created by Bruichladdich, The Botanist Gin. This is a top-tier gin with huge notes of citrus and flowers that is reminiscent of a fresh meadow. This floral gin incorporates 22 botanicals that are indigenous to Islay. The flavor of The Botanist is predominately floral and citrusy. With so many ingredients being incorporated, it becomes apparent how well Bruichladdich has crafted this gin. The finish is complex and rich with flavors of mint and citrus. The Botanist gin is beautiful, the typography and names of all the botanicals etched into the bottle, is unlike any other bottle.
The Bruichladdich Distillery has created a phenomenal whisky and gin. We look forward to several more tasting of these and other expressions offered by Bruichladdich.