You could email them and ask. But, it seems the Laddie folk believe the optimum drinking strength of a whisky is 46%. Most folks who buy cask-strength whisky dilute it with a bit of water before drinking. The best water to dilute a whisky is the same water used in its production. Since it's nearly impossible to buy the water used to make Laddie, we would use an inferior substitute. They save us the trouble by diluting it with their own water before bottling. Since they don't chill filter their whisky, all the good stuff would still be in there.
I have also asked them, I just think it's always interesting to get info from an independent source (like yourself).
You're right about the water on site, the Laddie although also says that the whisky won't have enough time to marry with the newly added water and could therefor ruin the whisky.
By the way: sadly enough the Laddie is one of the few distilleries that bottles with the local water........many distilleries bottle somewhere in Glasgow or Edinburgh, where they often also mature the whisky.
Thanks for your reply,
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