At the time of publishing these tasting notes, Feis Ile will be in full digital swing and Adam Hannett will have finished the Laddie Lock-In masterclass with 6 mystery samples matured in bourbon casks, directly related to Bruichladdich's Feis Ile release Laddie Origins. In fact, every sample - amongst them a triple distilled, a biodynamic and an Orkney bere barley whisky - is an integral part of the whisky recipe.
People who have followed the masterclass with Adam Hannett will recognize some descriptors from the mystery samples coming back to the final product. A fine example of constructing layers with different casks, ages and barley types.
Identity Card Bruichladdich Laddie Origins
- Official Feis Ile bottling from Bruichladdich Distillery
- Youngest malt in the vatting: 7 years
- 13 casks, 12 vintages, 6 barley types, 9 different cask types
- The vatting is a mix from biodynamic spirit, triple distilled Bruichladdich, whisky from the early resurrection years, Orkney grown here barley, Islay barley and organic barley matured in a variety of casks: Pedro Ximenez, Pauillac, French eaux-de-vie, Sauternes, Chenin blanc and Rivesaltes
- Outturn: 3.000 bottles
- Alcohol: 56.3% ABV
With water: More oaky and cherry wood.
With water: Dry oak, pepper, ginger, honey and coconut.
Finish: One sip goes a long way. A long finish with melon and peach.