Insider knowledge: Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Beautiful aromatics of apricot, honey, and fresh grain which carried over into the palate. Very reminiscent of a high end Midelton offering. After four glasses I must admit I almost felt high instead of a typical alcoholic experience, very interesting stuff indeed. Impossible to dislike this dram.
5th July 2014
It's an Islay because it's made on Islay, not because it's peated.
8th June 2014
It tasted like I was eating salted oatmeal, with crispy pieces of apple and citrusfruit. A little hint of smoke, but not enough in my opinion. The palate starts of oily but ends up dry because of the salt/zest. The finish is tick oak.
Very drinkable whisky with enough to keep you interested, but wouldn't call it an Islay.
3rd June 2014