What's in a name? Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie whiskey, rather than whisky.
I think this whisky is a true experience. the website may fluff things up a bit, but there is some truth there: it is a beautiful dram, from nose to finish. it is as forward out of the bottle as it is delicate after a drop of water and some time. the barley really shines throughout the tasting, cereal sweetness rides along the barrel's nutty vanilla flavors. I was pleasantly surprised, even with relatively high expectations!
3rd September 2014
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