Bruichladdich 10 Years The Laddie Ten (1st Version) 70cl 46%vol. is the first whisky to be distilled, matured and bottled after the Bruichladdich renaissance in 2001. Led by master distiller Jim McEwan and Murray McDavid's Mark Reynier, The Laddie Ten marks the beginning of a new era for the distillery. An atypical Islay in that barley is peat-free.
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Bruichladdich 10 Years The Laddie Ten (1st Version) 70cl 46%vol. is the first whisky to be distilled, matured and bottled after the Bruichladdich renaissance in 2001. Led by master distiller Jim McEwan and Murray McDavid's Mark Reynier and backed by a private group of investors, The Laddie Ten marks the beginning of a new era for this distillery. An atypical Islay that barley is exempt from turba.
The Bruichladdich distillery was founded in 1881 by the Harvey brothers in Loch Indaal, located in the westernmost part of the island of Islay, on a small peninsula.
The Harvey brothers, who came from a family of distillers, this was the third distillery that they would design, thanks to the accumulated knowledge of the family, the project they developed for Bruichladdich used the state-of-the-art technology of the time, creating technologically the best distillery on the Island. With optimized spaces, made with natural stone from the coast and using stills with long necks, thus creating a pure and original distillate. Very different from what was done in the rest of the island in the farms reinvented in distilleries.
The distillery suffered a big fire in 1934, two years later William Harvey dies, the distillery changes ownership several times until closing in 1994.
On December 9, 2000, a group of investors led by Mark Reynier of Murray McDavid buys the distillery. Jim McEwan, former director of Bowmore and a worker at Bowmore since the age of 15, is chosen to manage the distillery and is appointed production director. Thus, once again, in July 2001, "The Laddie" again distilled whiskey. On July 23, 2012 Remy Cointreau reaches an agreement to buy the distillery.
The Bruichladdich distillery uses classic processing methods, no technology is involved in the process, all control is carried out by the master distiller and his team, much of the machinery and stills are the same as those installed by the Harvey. In addition, all barley is Scottish and much of it has been grown in Islay. The distillery gives great value to the origin of barley from a philosophical point of view. We can find the names of the farms, farmers and even the fields where the barley has been grown in the bottles.
The "Laddie" as the distillery is affectionately known, produces three very different whiskies, Bruichladdich, known as the most fruity and innovative whisky of Islay, Port Charlotte, the smoked and peaty line of the distillery, and Octomore, an ultra-turbed whisky famous in the world for being the whisky with the most peat and smoked in the market.
Style: Single Malt.
Breeding: Whiskies have matured a minimum of ten years in first use barrels of ex-bourbon, sherry and French wine. The whisky has not been cold filtered or colorants added.
Nose: A combination of honey and grated lemon, peach, apricot and banana mixed with floral and saline notes.
Mouth: Fresh sensation, malt, honey and oak stand out over lighter fruity notes.
Final: Long finish for a whisky of this age, highlighting the oak and spices.
Bruichladdich 10 Years The Laddie Ten in its first version, a whiskey that marks the beginning of a new stage of the distillery. An atypical Islay as the malt has not dried with peat as distilleries in Islay usually do, a ten years fruity, without colorants or cold filtered made with malt from the island.