This bottling marks long awaited return of a previous fan favourite, the Laddie Ten. Bruichladdich have remained true to their commitment to the importance of terroir with this whisky being trickle distilled from strictly Scottish barley in 2006. The spirit was then matured in a mixture of first-fill bourbon, sherry and French wine casks, in warehouses on Islay. Even the process of dilution demonstrates Bruichladdich’s terroir philosophy: with them using only Islay spring water to bring their whisky down to the “Laddie Strength” of 50%. This is a classic Bruichladdich offering, with a typical floral butteriness alongside beautiful tropical fruits, vanilla and wine cask flavours. This whisky has not suffered any adulteration with caramel colouring, nor has it been chill filtered, ensuring that drinkers get to enjoy the full, natural flavours of this dram. This whisky was not designed to be a standard release, and therefore only 18,000 bottles were made, each individually numbered. Once it’s done, it’s done, and drinkers should move fast to try a taste of this marvellous classic Bruichladdich bottling.