Bruichladdich 10 Year Old "The Laddie Ten- Second Limited Edition " Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Many of us at K&L feel that Bruichladdich's post-2001 whiskies are some of the best distillates in the world. The quality of the spirit coming off their pot stills is simply jaw-dropping and we were excited to finally see what it can do after a decade in the barrel. After an ultra-successful initial 10 year old release, the age statements were judiciously removed in favor of focusing on flavor and perserving stock. Now we're can finally sell and age stated Laddie Ten again. This time they've drawn exclusively from first fill bourbon, sherry, and French wine casks. The malt is ultra smooth, creamy palate with citrus notes, stone fruits, and the trademark saltiness that reminds us this is Islay whisky through and through.The 10-year is one of the most anticipated whiskies of all time and for about $60, it's one of the best single malt deals in craft single malt. For those lamenting the rising cost of good whisky, make sure you take home the Laddie 10 and savor each drop. This is true handcrafted whisky.