We also Make Whisky.

WHY TRANSPARENCY?
PRIDE IN OUR WORK.

While many Scotch distillers aim for absolute consistency in their flagship bottle, we have stepped outside convention and tradition, to trace our ingredients from origin to bottling. Within The Classic Laddie, each component part will subtly influence the whisky’s final flavour composition, whether that’s through the barley’s provenance, cask type or the passing of time. We want to celebrate that complexity with you, because you have the right to know what’s in your glass, and where that flavour comes from.

Each batch of the Classic Laddie is unique and subtly different. Our Head Distiller has the ultimate responsibility for curating the assemblage of our finest spirits. Once he has hand-selected each cask, we divulge the final recipe on our website – giving you as much information as we are legally allowed on the age of the component parts.

“We’re proud of everything we do here. There’s no shortcuts and no secrets. We’re an open book on who we are and how we make our whisky.”

Adam Hannet, head distiller

CREATING A CLASSIC:
HOW WE MAKE OUR FLAGSHIP WHISKY.

Year by year, the variety and provenance of our barley helps shape our spirit, and an ever-increasing range of casks are sourced to evolve the suite of flavours in our warehouse.

Composing each unique recipe is a rigorous process; Adam must carry a multi-dimensional picture of the sensory potential that surrounds him. He must systematically sample and evaluate every component by nose, taste and mouthfeel. It is painstaking and difficult work, requiring a clear head and many checks, pauses and re-evaluations over many weeks. The final formula will be decided in the quiet of his sample room here on Islay.

Every bottle of The Classic Laddie has a batch code printed on the back of the bottle.

You can enter it below to reveal the unique recipe for that specific bottle.

Every bottle of The Classic Laddie has a batch code printed on the back of the bottle.

You can enter it below to reveal the unique recipe for that specific bottle.

Please enter the 5 digit batch code to reveal the recipe of casks used.
*The code can be found at the base of the back of your bottle. e.g. 19/999

Don’t have a bottle to hand?
Use our example code: 19 / 999

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Transparency in Whisky - Find your recipe code
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