Bruichladdich Laddie Eight 8 year old, 50%

Price: $65 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Another Travel Retail exclusive, and while you might expect something delicate given the age statement, what is delivered is a thick, buttery/creamy opening that, for a second, teeters on the brink of sourness then pulls back to be more like ricotta cheese. It then settles into vanilla, floral notes, white chocolate, and sweet barley. The palate is thick once again, with lemon cheesecake giving a needed clean acidity. Quite a bulky youngster that's best with water. (Travel Retail exclusive) £45