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- Whiskey of the Year 2012 - Whiskey Advocate Magazine
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THL: What is it?
Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten 10 Year Old is an un-peated Islay single malt Scotch Whisky made from 100% Scottish barley.
THL: Why should you try it?
Bruichladdich calls The Laddie Ten whisky “the most important release in our history.” The Laddie release was particularly exciting for owner, Jim McEwan. He purchased the then-closed distillery in 2001, and The Laddie was Bruichladdich’s first release made from spirits produced solely at the revitalized distillery. The whisky quickly won Islay Malt of the year from The Whisky Advocate Magazine, and was declared by McEwan to be the company’s flagship product. The whisky is aged in 90% American first-filled ex-bourbon barrels and 10% Oloroso sherry. The bourbon barrels add a welcoming sweetness, and the sherry adds a bounty of fruit flavors. This is a robust, young whisky that was designed, as McEwan describes, as an “anytime dram”.
THL: Who makes it?
Bruichladdich was founded in 1881 by three brothers before a century of hardship foced them to consolidate and eventually close the distillery. In 2001, local Scotsman, Jim McEwan, gained control of Bruichladdich and worked to revitalize the historic brand. Bruichladdich bills itself as "progressive Hebridean distillers" and the company strives to instill a sense of place — terroir, local ingredients — into its whiskey.
THL: What does it taste like?
Nutmeg, toffee, salt, honey, lemon
THL: How should you drink it?