If you are a Scotch lover with a penchant for single malts over blended whiskies, then Bruichladdich (say “brook laddie”), an unpeated, Islay single malt, made from 100% Scottish barley is the one for you. Also known as “The Classic Laddie” the multi-vintage cuvée, matured in American and French oak casks by master distiller Adam Hannett, comes in an eye-catching aqua bottle and tin.
The advantage of a multi-vintage is that different components from other vintages come into play to give the whisky its special character adding youth and exuberance. Originally created by the legendary, Jim McEwan to showcase the floral and elegant house style, this unpeated single malt is the signature bottling of the house.
Described by the company as “smooth as pebbles in a pool” the whisky is clean, fresh and lively with both, the oak and the barley, in perfect harmony. In short, it’s a good, agreeable dram, one to relax and enjoy with friends, and guaranteed to please.
Imported and distributed in Delhi, Goa, and Maharashtra, by Sula Selections. Delhi MRP Rs 13,000
This note is extracted from the print version of SommelierIndia – The Wine Magazine