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The whisky

List of the bottles

Official Links - The Old Course, St Andrews, 17th hole 79/100
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1 0
Official Port Charlotte Peat Project 83/100
1
0 1
Official The Organic 81/100
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1 21 WDTS2011-01
Official The Classic Edition 1 82/100
20
1 19 WDTS2011-01
Official Ten 78/100
6
4 2
Official 12 years, Second edition 84/100
2
1 1
Official The Norrie Campbell Tribute Bottling (3D3) 84/100
1
1 0 Forum
Official Rocks 55/100
1
0 1
Official The resurection dram 80/100
4
1 3
Official Moine Mhor (3D, second release) 84/100
2
1 1 Forum
Official Fifteen, second edition 88/100
2
0 2
Official Port Charlotte, 3 years, Private Bottling 87/100
1
0 1
Official Blacker Still 80/100
1
0 1
Official Port Charlotte "An Turas Mor" 89/100
1
0 1
Official DNA 2, MCMLXXVII 90/100
2
0 2 Forum
Official PEAT 81/100
3
0 3
Official Waves 84/100
4
0 4
Official Links - the 18th green, Royal Troon 84/100
4
3 1 Forum
Official Links - the 16th hole - Augusta 85/100
7
4 3 Forum
Official 1998, Manzanilla Jerez 88/100
1
1 0
Official 1998, Oloroso Jerez 84/100
1
1 0
Official Links - Birkdale, England 84/100
1
1 0
Official Infinity 82/100
2
1 1
Official The Laddie Ten 86/100
1
0 1
Official Scottish Barley 81/100
19
1 18 WDTS2013-05
Official Fifteen 85/100
6
5 1
Official 1992 Sherry Pedro Ximenez 84/100
1
1 0
Official 1992, sherry Fino 84/100
1
1 0
Official 14 years, Sassicaia finish 79/100
1
0 1
Official Eighteen 74/100
1
1 0
Official Port Charlotte PC8 87/100
2
0 2
Official Port Charlotte PC6 0/100
Official Port Charlotte PC7 0/100
Official Port Charlotte PC9 0/100
Official 1984 84/100
4
4 0
Official Port Charlotte PC5 0/100
Official Twenty 79/100
4
4 0
Official Distillery Micro-provenance series, cask 71 87/100
1
1 0
Official Distillery Micro-provenance series, cask 198 86/100
1
1 0
Official Port Charlotte PC10 Tro Na Linntean 90/100
1
0 1
Official Octomore 03.1_152 84/100
1
0 1
Official Octomore 04.2 / 4_167 Comus 86/100
1
0 1
Official Port Charlotte PC11 91/100
2
0 2
Official Octomore 06.3 84/100
1
0 1
Official Valinch 8.26 0/100
Official Octomore Epione 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Official DNA 83/100
1
0 1
Official 1970-2002 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Official Legacy II 91/100
9
0 9 BT2012
Blackadder 13 years, Raw Cask 79/100
2
0 2
Cadenhead 1979-1997 90/100
1
0 1
Cadenhead 12 years 1992-2005 75/100
1
0 1
Cadenhead 15 years, 1986-2002 80/100
1
0 1
Cadenhead Authentic Collection 1991-2009 91/100
1
0 1 Forum
Cadenhead 12 years. Authenthic collection 84/100
2
2 0
Cadenhead 20 years, small batch 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Clydesdale 1988, 20 years 86/100
1
0 1
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 1970-1999 92/100
1
0 1
Ian McLeod The Cooper's Choice 1991 86/100
1
0 1
Jack Wieber Prenzlow Portfolio Collection 1966 92/100
1
0 1 Forum
Malts of Scotland Port Charlotte 2001 0/100
Malts of Scotland Port Charlotte 2001-2012, rioja 87/100
1
0 1 Forum
Malts of Scotland Port Charlotte 2002 Cask#1172 Bourbon Hogshead 0/100
Malts of Scotland Bourbon Barrel 2002/2013 0/100
Malts of Scotland Port-Charlotte, Sherry Hogshead 2002 87/100
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1 0
Malts of Scotland Port Charlotte, sherry hogshead 2001 87/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 2001, Port Charlotte Bourbon Barrel 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland 2001, Port Charlotte Sherry Hogshead 84/100
1
1 0
Malts of Scotland Port Charlotte 2001-2013 88/100
1
0 1 Forum
Malts of Scotland Sherry Hogshead 1988 89/100
1
1 0
Murray McDavid Squat cask 1990 76/100
1
0 1
Nadi Fiori (Franco di Lillo) Port Charlotte 2002-2007 90/100
1
0 1
Signatory Unchill-filtered Collection 1989 83/100
1
0 1
The Vintage Malt Whisky company Coopers Choice 1991 Port Wood 79/100
1
1 0
Wemyss Creamy Charlie 1993 84/100
1
1 0
Wilson & Morgan Wilson & Morgan 1993 84/100
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2 0

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Bruichladdich: Official bottlings

Bruichladdich

Ten

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Bourbon (40%) + Sherry (60%)
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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78/100
Bruichladdich ten

The colour is yellow-gold. The nose is full and fresh, fruity (green apple, pear) and slightly iodised.
The palate is smooth and oily, with salted toffee and grilled malted barley hints.
The finish reveals citrus and salty hints.


(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
As an exception in the world of Islay whiskies, Bruichladdich produces non peaty whiskies. The nose detects some fruity fragrances, far away from other whiskies from the same Island. The mouth feeling is slightly acid, remaining citrus fruits. A too short finish. An interesting bottle, especially if related to its price.
70/100
A sweet smell of ripe fruits (pears) followed by a sweet and malted taste. A short finish. An interesting whisky. However, this distillery has much better products on the market.
74/100
A very fresh nose with apple hints. A contrast between orange acidity notes on a background of malt. A coastal whisky. A nice finish, short but pleasant, where the salty character of this whisky remains for some times in memory.
79/100
A fresh nose combining harmoniously hay and cut grass with fruity hints, green apple, and other clear but less pleasant ones such as yeast. In the palate, a kind of acidity and pear spirit hints are followed by slightly bitter nutty notes. No great surprise but no deception neither. The finish is lingering and fresh, marked by unripe walnut or woody bitterness.
79/100

Bruichladdich

12 years, Second edition

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Bruichladdich 12 years second edition
Personal Comment
The nose is marked by pleasant slightly bitter notes, cashew nut, chocolate, smoke,spices (pepper) and some sea spray. Quite complex nose.
In the palate, a mix of bitterness and acidity, and a light presence of alcohol. Less complex than the nose was, this mouth remains very pleasant. Bitterness seams to dominate and the taste palette is rather limited.
The finish is of medium length. First the memory of bitterness. Bitterness, influence of wood dominates first and after a short while, it dims to disappear quickly.
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Brite straw.
Nose: Soft fruits. A very delicious sour fruite note dominates clearly: Unripe Apples, green grapes, redcurrants or gooseberries sugared very little. No lemon or citrus notes, but you could guess rich vitamines in this dram from this nose. Soft malt or caramel (vanilla) in the back.
Taste: Not sour at all; no more healthy vitamines ... The vanilla is much stronger here, same like cereal notes. A subtle sweetness and even a little smoke with delicious herbal wood notes which lead into a soft
Finish: Full and warming and not very long but very well balanced.
Conc.: A very fine and pleasant whisky very satisfying for a Laddie to fit my budget. Great fruity berry-nose...

Tasting date: 25/05/2010
Price in Germany: 34,90 Euro
85/100



Bruichladdich

Fifteen

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Bourbon (80%) + Sherry Aloroso (20%)
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85/100
Bruichladdich fifteen

The colour is deep gold. The full nose reveals a kind of fresh flower fragrance (heather).
Toffee, dry banana with sherry on the background characterises this malt at nosing.
The palate is smooth, and continues on the malt sweetness and on exotic fruit fragrances.

The finish evokes iodine with woody hints.

Personal Comment
Bruichladdich has a place apart in the world of Islay whiskies. Far away from the strong peat smells from Ardbeg or Lagavulin, the distillery from Port Charlotte is characterized by a great complexity of fragrances and tastes. This 15 years old version also has in addition to all those olfactory and gustative qualities, a very long finish, which lets us enjoy this exceptional bottle for long minutes. The non chill filtration adds some wild complexity which enhances the pleasure. This is a bottle to recommend to anybody.
84/100
Some undergrowth smells, with some discrete banana hints on the background come from this whisky. The palate is rather complex and very pleasant, with some malt touches, but refined with some very sweet and sugared spice. A very nice finish.
84/100
A very clear nose, with some maritime hints (salt, seaweed), special fruity touches on a sherry background, with some fine woody hints. The pleasantly complex palate reveals some sherry too, along with a surprising marriage of flavours somewhere between the sweet and the spiced, between banana and exotic fruit. A nice finish, lingering and warm, where some maritime hints confirm the nose.
84/100
The nose presents a nice evolution. First a rather flat impression of malt mixed with yeast, followed by the apparition of some citrus notes before developing in the complexity with fine woody hints and fruity notes (plum). Very interesting nose. The palate reveals immediately the citrus hints, with nice nutty nuances and exotic fruit. A refined woody taste follows the first acid impression. Very complex and rather amazing mouth. The finish is lingering and first very fresh before developing on a nice bitterness while keeping this acid impression which was dominating the mouth. Excellent bottle.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Twenty

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
79/100
Bruichladdich twenty
The colour is gold. The nose, complex detects honey and a variety of fruits (apricot, lemon, kiwi, melon) with some oak hints on the background.
The palate is rich and oily, and confirms the nose. It also reveals a kind of malted sweetness.
The long and silky finish goes over to some salted and iodised hints.
(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
I guess the price of this bottle is more due to the age of the whisky than by its quality. This whisky is really excellent, but compare to the 15 years old version, it is a little bit disappointing, and it is difficult to forget about the price.... This version (which is difficult to find now) is however still a reference. The finish is also a little bit disappointing, because quite shorter than the 15 years old version.
84/100
A rather discrete nose, however pleasant and perfumed, slightly acid announces an interesting bottle The taste remains a kind of spicy malt, and the finish comes back to sea hints and is of average length. A good bottle, but this confirms that older whisky does not always mean exceptional quality....
79/100
The nose varies between sweetness and acidity, with fruity notes, ripe melon to (sweet) lemon on the background. A certain complexity in the palate, with some discrete nuances from malt to fruits. A pleasant finish, a bit woody and slightly salted.
79/100
The nose is slightly spiced with tobacco hints, sherry and resin. Despite this diversity of tastes, the nose remains rather common and simple, with a lack of excitement. In the palate a clear impression of linearity even if it does not make it a bad whisky. Woody notes mixed to citrus fruits dominate this quite boring whisky. The finish is relatively short, in slightly bitter tones, and without any extravagance.
74/100

Bruichladdich

Valinch 8.26

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
58,8 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry Oloroso
Cask number
single cask 1330
Dates
Distil: 1983 Bottling: 26-5-2002
Bottle
463 of 826 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (This whisky is bottled by the buyer himself directly at the distillery.)
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0/100
Bruichladdich 8.26

The distillery has marketed this special cask strength version, specially designated to the distillery visitors to celebrate officially the first anniversary of the reopening of the distillery.

Jim Mc Ewan, distillery manager has selected the cask number 1330 (filled in 1983). Each bottle has a label signed by him.

08.26 is the time the first spirit has been produced after the re-opening of the distillery, and 826 bottles of 50 cl were sold. This whisky being very rare, the sale has been limited to one bottle by visitor.

Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

1984

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Bruichladdich 1984
The colour is bronze, the nose is rich and malted and reveals some fruity hints (peach, peer) on a background of iodine and fine woody notes.
Slightly peaty, it develops on resin (pine) and citrus fruits (lemon zest).
The mouth is marked by toffee and fruits and develops on honey and lemon.
The fine finish evokes sea spray.

Personal Comment
The nose is very pleasant and complex, somewhere between the malt and some sweet citrus fruit, without acidity followed by a nice impression in the palate, with some peat hints. An exceptionally long finish, and the whole makes a wonderful whisky, allying the aroma complexity and a perfectly balanced whole.
84/100
A nice sea influenced nose, fresh and fruity. Pears on a beach. In the palate, a very nice and complex feeling with a very slight touch of peat and a remote taste of walnut and an impression of chocolate toffee. A nice and lingering finish, where the sweet notes of toffee seem to dominate some remote woody hints.
84/100
The third time, the nose remained very fresh, but a kind of hay smell seemed to dominate the fruity hints on a marine background. The mouth is first slightly dry and bitter, a little bit peaty, and goes on on ripe fruits and the finish is at the time sweet and slightly bitter.
84/100
Quite an expressive fruity nose. Very nice complexity with aromas going from plum jam to green apple through discrete notes of exotic fruit.
The mouth confirms the foes. First some slightly acid notes developing quickly on a kind of bitterness while keeping the ripe fruits notes alive. Very nice mouth.
The finish is fresh and lingering, and fruit continues to dominate.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Links - the 16th hole - Augusta

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 84/100
Bruichladich link
Nose: smooth and marked by coffee and wax hints. It develops on smoked barley and liquorice?
Palate: influenced by ripe fruits (prune, peer), the peaty and spicy character reveals gradually.
Finish: ashy, it goes on on candied citrus fruit (lemon) and woody/spicy notes (clove, pepper)
(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
The nose is characterised by a great freshness, however rather discrete, with some liquorice hints, followed by a palate recalling some old violet sweets from our childhood, a little like the special finishes (port or claret) from Bowmore. The peat and the smoke are extremely discrete, and share the attention with a lot of other fragrances, giving this whisky an exceptionally complex character. The finis is long and spicy, and some liquorice hints continue to develop. A very good bottle.
88/100
The nose is fresh and salty, however it remains discrete despite a slightly spicy touch recalling liquorice. In the palate, a very pleasant complexity, allying violet flavours to a discretely smoked peat and some ripe fruits hints. A very long and pleasant finish, sweet with some non dominant woody hints. A very subtle whisky, to taste in a quiet atmosphere because concentration enhances the pleasure offered by such a whisky.
84/100
Quite a classical nose, made from malted barley and fruits behind a light veil of smoke. A touch of chocolate and coffee and a slight woody note. A flower touch is present at retro- olfaction. In the palate, some nice development from bitter, slightly woody notes on acid hints and then back to the first bitterness, The whole on a vast taste palette. Not a classical woody bitterness, but something like a bitter fruit, and not a classical citrus bitterness, but something with more nuances. The finish is long, again marked by this strange fruity bitterness (bitter exotic fruits, gentian)> After rereading previous notes, it appears that the perception is quite different this time. However, no doubt about the quality of this nice whisky.
84/100
Color: Gold
A fruity nose with a very slight hint of peat and traces of chocolate. Everything is subtly pleasant. Nothing spectacular but a very pleasant mix of ripe fruit and floral scents.
Mouth sharing the subtle character of the nose. Here again nothing spectacular, but still the same balance and the same discrete notes fuitées.
The finish is fresh and pleasantly long.
85/100

Bruichladdich

Links - the 18th green, Royal Troon

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 84/100
Bruichladdich Links
Personal Comment

A floral nose, fresh and complex with some slightly acid hint on a malt background is followed by an impression of honey with bitterness touches in the palate. Citrus fruits on the background, with malt hints confirm the impression left by the first nosing. A lingering finish with some far-off sherry notes.
84/100
The nose is clearly on cerals with some fruity hings. The palate confirms the first nosing with some honey and slightly acid hints in addition, giving the whole a nice structure. The finish is quite long and fruity and malty touches interlace with some citrus notes.
84/100
The nose is clearly marked by fruit and spices. A smell of seaweed and sea spray is present as well, sometimes hiding nice but discrete floral hints. A nice mix of spices in the palate, together with some peat and citrus fruits, a light touch of liquorice and quite discrete fruity notes (plum). The finish is very long and pleasant. A long impression of peat and spices. Impressive finish.
84/100


Bruichladdich

Moine Mhor (3D, second release)

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (mix of casks with different peat levels)
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links & average quote
Forum 88/100
Bruichladdich: Moine Mhor
Known as Mòine Mhòr (“mon-yah-vorr” – the Gaelic for ‘The Big Peat’) 3D is a new heavily peated version of ruichladdich, traditionally a very lightly peated dram. Mark Reynier: “This is an entirely novel Islay whisky: a vertically-integrated malt of three varying peat levels, combining the mellowness of maturity, the gravitas of middle age with the vibrancy of youth. This has never been done before.”

Nose: rich, smoky, peaty/fruity. Vegetal notes, fresh grass. It develops on pear and spices (pepper) and anise.
Palate: powerfully, liquorice. It is peated, floral (rose) and develops on liquorice, notes of gentian, green malt.
Finish: long, oily, smooth, it is fresh, young and reveals the bitterness of the peat.

(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
A very nice and complex nose, where peat is present without dominating the whole, leaving some room to delicate notes of ripe fruits (pear) and to a kind of vegetal freshness. In the palate, a very nice complexity too, allying dry peat touches and fruity, slightly spicy ones, on a background of smoke. A very nice finish, slightly bitter and dominated by peaty hints. A very nice bottle.
88/100
I expected a smoother finish from a triple-peated scotch: the finish is younger and more overpowering than the nose and the initial mouth.
79/100

Bruichladdich

Eighteen

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Vin de paille "Opitz One"
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links & average quote
74/100
Bruichladdich 18
Personal Comment
The first nose is quite discrete with hints of cereals and some strange beer notes. Then some other even discrete notes of hay and some remote sea spray ones.
The mouth is more pleasant than the nose was, with its little acid taste. However, no great complexity, nothing worth to be said, except this kind of white wine after taste. After all, the mouth is even deceiving than the nose. Lets hoe the finish will be better.
The finish is rather acid and a kind of tingling remains on the papilla's. Not very long neither, the memory of this beer taste remains for some short instants. For a whisky of that age, one could expect much better. This is my first deception by Bruichladdich.
74/100

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC6

Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
61,6 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 2007 Bottling: 2001
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0/100
Bruichladdich PC6
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC7

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
0/100
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 7
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC8

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
60,5 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
87/100
Bruichladdich PC8
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC9

Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
59,2 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
0/100
Port Charlotte PC9
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

The Norrie Campbell Tribute Bottling (3D3)

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (blend of casks at different peat levels)
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Forum 84/100
Bruichladdich 3d3
Personal Comment
The nose is delightfully and finely peated with a hint of seaweed and sea spray.
In the palate, a delicate oily peat dominates clearly more discrete hints, made of cacao and vanilla. The whole is very smooth. Really amazing.
The finish is very pleasant, rather long and the chocolate notes come back, followed by some peat.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Infinity

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
82/100
Bruichladdich Infinity
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
Chocolate aromas with a hint of annoyance due to a slight tingling which fortunately dims quite quickly. A hint of smoke and iodine.
The mouth is at once quite aggressive, with a rather heterogeneous mix of acid notes and some others more in the register of wood and cocoa. In short, a lack of balance but a nice complexity and a altogether pleasant set. This whisky is better after adding a few drops of water, which makes it lose its rough and aggressive character.
The finish is long and very intense. In the chocolate register as well.
In short, a nice bottle, but which reveals its nice sides only after adding a few drops of water.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Links - Birkdale, England

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
84/100
Bruichladdich Links Birkdale
Personal Comment
A nice spicy nose with notes of malt and some light hints of yeast.
The mouth is pleasantly spicy too. Nice complexity, smoothness and character.
The finish is lingering and perfectly harmonized with the mouth.
84/100

Bruichladdich

The resurection dram

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 23/10/2001
Bottle
8179 of 24000 btls
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links & average quote
80/100
Bruichladdich resurection
Personal Comment
Quite a farmy nose, mix of malt and wet hay , undergrowth smells and a touch of peat. Some meat hints? Salt, iodine, sea spray.
The mouth is somewhere between malt and walnut, wit nice developments from the one to the other one. Nice complexity. Mix of sea and spices, but not fruit in this one. Pleasantly different... for those who know the Bruichladdich range.
The finish is lingering and marked by both hints of peat and of slightly bitter unripe walnut and the sea remains present...
A nice surprise, this first distillation of the new owners of the distillery. New... from 2000!
84/100

Bruichladdich

1998, Manzanilla Jerez

Collection
Sherry series
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Manzanilla Jerez
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88/100
Bruichladdich 1008 manzanilla
Personal Comment
What a nice and subtle nose! Malt, heather, flowers, honey and dry fruit. Very nice complexity.
The mouth prolongs perfectly the nose. Same impressions of complex subtlety. Remarkable palate.
Nice finish, lingering and relatively fresh. The impression of dry fruit and flowers persists for a while.
This version is in my opinion superior to the Oloroso one.
88/100

Bruichladdich

1998, Oloroso Jerez

Collection
Sherry series
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Oloroso Jerez
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84/100
Bruichladdich 1998 oloroso
Personal Comment
The nose is very perfumed. Nice presence of sherry and interesting fruity notes. May be a little bit too much, but the nose remains pleasant.
The first mouth is rather dry with a clear woody impression, but fortunately it develops rather quickly showing a great complexity. The taste remains marked by bitterness (which was not announced by the nose)> Quite a nice mouth, except if ripe walnut is not your preferred taste or if you do not like this contrast between a smooth nose and a bitter to acid mouth.
The smoothness comes back in the finish. Fruity aspects dominate the long and pleasant finish. An excellent and contrasted whisky.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Distillery Micro-provenance series, cask 71

Collection
cask evolution exploration
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
53,9 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
bourbon
Cask number
single cask 71
Dates
Distil: 17-01-1992 Bottling: 10-11-2009
Bottle
33 of
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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links & average quote
87/100
Bruichladdich 1992 cask 71

This bottle is part of an experience, with it's twin bottle. The aim of the experience is to demonstrate the influence of the way a cask is stored on the taste and evolution of the whisky. This one has been put into the cask on 17-01-1992 and bottled on 10-11-2009. Distillation has been made at 63,5% of alcohol and the cask was from the same series as it's twin. This one was stored in warehouse 14, rack 21K.
Personal Comment
Colour: old gold.
A very nice nose first marked by the green apple freshness. Nice varnish notes and obvious fruity notes. This first impression clearly freshness which develops quickly on quite woody notes with some pleasant bitterness. Nice complexity and an important contrast between mouth and nose, which was essentially fruity. Unripe walnut hints, a touch of chocolate replace gradually the green apple freshness from the first feeling.
The finish is exceptionally long and intense. The mouth notes are still present and just continue to develop. This whisky seems to be alive, as it continually presents other aspects all along the tasting.
87/100

Bruichladdich

Distillery Micro-provenance series, cask 198

Collection
cask evolution exploration
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
51,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
bourbon
Cask number
single cask 198
Dates
Distil: 24-01-1992 Bottling: 10-11-2009
Bottle
33 of
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links & average quote
86/100
Bruichladdich 1992, fut 198

This bottle is part of an experience, with it's twin bottle. The aim of the experience is to demonstrate the influence of the way a cask is stored on the taste and evolution of the whisky. This one has been put into the cask on 24-01-1992 and bottled on 10-11-2009. Distillation has been made at 63,5% of alcohol and the cask was from the same series as it's twin. This one was stored in warehouse 13, rack 14C.
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold.
The nose presents some fruity character with a kind of freshness, but unlike its twin, this freshness is not dominating at the first nosing. this version seems to be more floral, with some honey notes added to the fruit.
The mouth develops quickly from a kind of start freshness on the same woody notes as its twin, but some metallic hints come in addition, making is a little bit less attractive to my palate. It keeps however the same pleasant character with touches of chocolate, even if those are less obvious than in the other cask.
Finish is long, even if a bit less present than the twin was. Here too the palate notes remain nicely present.
Due to the particular nature of those "micro-provenance" bottlings, this one has not been blind tasted, but immediately after its twin bottle to understand the difference between both, which are part of the same batch, but have been stored in different places in the warehouses. This parallel tasting is very interesting when it comes to understand the influence of maturing on a whisky final result.
86/100

Bruichladdich

Links - The Old Course, St Andrews, 17th hole

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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79/100
Bruichladdich links St Andrews
Personal Comment
The nose is marked by both hay and malt hints. Pleasant without being really complex.
The mouth is quite pleasant too. A bit smoother than announced by the nose. This is really a daily dram. No flaw, but nothing really exciting neither.
Long and pleasant finish.
79/100

Bruichladdich

The Organic

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2011-01 81/100
Bruichladdich The Organic
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
A lovely fresh and fruity nose. Floral notes and hints of wax that come in addition after a few moments. Then come some smells of wet hay and the fruity notes (especially pears) are back in force.
The first palate is fresh and smooth. Then come pretty notes of pear, making me think of a young and not yet fully mature spirit. The mouth is not very complex but has no flaws. Here also freshness seems to prevail, making this an excellent aperitif whisky. A few degrees more would have certainly made the most good.
The finish is the perfect extension of the mouth. Notes of pears and freshness. By cons, it is quite short and vanishes after a few moments.
77/100

WDTS2011-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Color white wine

Farmy nose first. Smells of cheese on which jam fruit would have been spread. The fruitiness is more apparent with aeration, with a good amount of coffee and some woody taste.

Hot mouth. Taste of newsprint. Farmy smells are still present with a touch of menthol ash. Exotic sweet fruit thereafter. Good feeling.

Final some bitterness. A woody return and a slightly spicy finish. Long and persistent, but with finesse. And maybe the same farmy side as during the nosing ...
87/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Wonderful balance with white and exotic fruits, flowers trees. Nice notes of candied citrus and marmalade. Freshly cut ripe melon, vanilla, spices and a small bakery side with bread and cereals.

Taste: Strongly fruity, vanilla (always this melon) mixed with flowers, spices (cinnamon, clove), cereals and some citrus.

Finish: Spicy, slightly woody with a slight fruitiness who emerges if we add a little water. It is slightly spicy. The finish is average.

Whisky with a wonderfull nose who gets even better with water and aeration. Too bad the mouth and final are a little below. A little too spicy and woody, but I really enjoyed it.
87/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: A nice balance between flowers (rose and a hint of purple) and fruit (white fruit). Influence of bourbon barrel for aging , the whisky seems still young to the nose, no more than 15Y.

Taste: Very tasty, greasy, a sweet brown sugar a little licorice. All remain under the sign of the flower in the mouth close to lychee alcohol.

Final: Pretty tough, exotic fruit, slightly metallic.
86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by RX21
Nose: Citrus fruits on lemons
Mouth: Stewed fruits on aplles and pears with hint of fennel and anise. Bitter ans astringency.
Finale: Dryness, salt
86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by PatGVA
N: upside down apple tart, caramel, vanilla, ginger, licorice, cold ashes
M: licorice, apple chard, peaty final
F: long licorice, cold ashes
85/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: White wine
Nose: Pleasant, on the hazelnuts, cereals, sweeter notes of honey and it ends with a slight meaty impression..
After aeration one has touches of marzipan.
Taste: More basic than the nose, on cereal, honey and sweets.
Average final sweet.
83/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: nose first on the bitter almond, core brandy. Then abruptly changing notes on pastry, cake to the a little overcooked cake, toasted surface. Crust of bread cooked stale. The bitterness eventually fade. Notes of milk coffee , cappuccino, praline develop. This nose collapses after a few minutes.
Adding water does not have much influence on the nose.
Mouth: very sweet, creamy, a nice roundness. In the background appears as an echo of brandy fruit alternately cherry brandy or pear brandy.
With a little water, the mouth becomes more consistent and engaging, more easy drinkable, but it quickly reached the limits of surdilution.
Final: In no time, and somewhat astringent found in the very beginning of these final echoes of fruit brandy. Seems short at first and then after a pause, to redevelop with a little more smoke, fairly warm, and good length.
Water makes final a bit more bitter and less playful.

Comment: A simple whisky, pleasant, but nothing more. A little too wise, too polite, lack of foolishness to be exciting or even interesting. It is rather well done, (too) controlled, easy drinkable, a little lighter. A whisky drink for the summer
83/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Dede
Color: White wine

Nose: The nose is first plant on cut grass. The dominant note is enriched with more intensive, although slight and subtle notes. Roasted hazelnut, almond paste are certainly in small quantities, but their presence nicely rounded corners. At the second tasting, emergence of bitter orange peel in large quantities.

Palate: The attack is fresh and invigorating. Many of greenness here, too, with a touch of bitter orange peel and a crackling sensation that feels a bit like a gin and tonic. However, it is to reproach him a lack of expressiveness, although it does not lack power. No marked change in the second tasting.

Final: It is of medium length, as an extension of the mouth, with bitter orange, which is more present. A taste of green apple peel eventually appear at the palace.

Conclusion: Despite the short finish and mouth a little flat, a malt of the most honest, even if it is not my favorite profile.
83/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: fruity (golden apple, pear), mineral, a little animal (wet dog)
Mouth: sweet and very refreshing (as with a Get 27), thistle with liqueur (kirsch + white chocolate?), menthol.
Finish: medium long and very intense on the gentian
82/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: Very pastry, the toffee, then the cereal (grain).
Taste: first and still the cereal and then quickly grape pomace and butter, ends on pear with a slight presence of alcohol.
Finale: Short on a very light cold tobacco
81/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with notes of lemon and bitter. In a fresh atmosphere and just properly framed, the nose then goes on
tobacco leaves notes that become dominant with ventilation. This nose
ends with a very light hint of peat smoke. After some
time, a touch of wheat and earth will emerge. More ventilation will bring pleasant smells of honey.

The palate begins with a dominant quasi-exclusive milk chocolate and
hazelnuts. In a strange grainy atmosphere, mouth leaves then
appear farm and bitterness notes. Ventilation allows in mouth to fresh fruit (papaya) notes to appear, followed by
honey and cut grass. Quite monotonous eventually.

The finale begins on wet grass, in a warm
(spice / pepper) mood, helped by a poorly controlled alcohol, too strong.
Ventilation quiet this end, medium length, that evolves into Gourmet notes of
coffee and praline.

In conclusion, poorly controlled built whisky, despite the
presence of very pleasant aroma.
81/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Pale wine.
Nose: A queer mixture between the softness of a slice of gingerbread, the tangy side of a kumquat, the fresness of orchard fruits (there's lots of apple juice in there), the damp grass in a field where cows have been staying for a little while (if you see what I mean...), and the increasing domination of a full plate of ham and cheese macaronis. Something like a waxed paper that would have wrapped a cheese Panini (sorry... no ads...). Really strange. When coming back to it a little later, these feinty notes are even more prevailing: My nostrils are full of "Laughing Cow" (or is it some old Salers?), mixed with some apple juice and mashed bananas. Pretty nonconformist, really.
Mouth: Hey, but that's not bad at all... The cheesy aromas are quite absent now. The Bourbon cask has done the job. The fruit is soft and clean. Reminds me of an "apple croustade" (a kind of puff apple pie we have down here in Southern France). The mouth is oily, waxy, delicately lemony. Develops on a hint of liquorice, and gets woodier, with a little spiciness (nutmeg?), and a slight bitterness like in a good Tequila añejo. More ooomph than the low ABV could let think (43%?).
Finish: Short, but tasty and flawless.
Comment: Reward to eccentricity for this puzzling malt. Spectacular or completely flawed? Up to you to make your mind. An experience that deserves to be lived anyway, if not buying a whole bottle of it.Color: Pale wine.
Nose: A queer mixture between the softness of a slice of gingerbread, the tangy side of a kumquat, the fresness of orchard fruits (there's lots of apple juice in there), the damp grass in a field where cows have been staying for a little while (if you see what I mean...), and the increasing domination of a full plate of ham and cheese macaronis. Something like a waxed paper that would have wrapped a cheese Panini (sorry... no ads...). Really strange. When coming back to it a little later, these feinty notes are even more prevailing: My nostrils are full of "Laughing Cow" (or is it some old Salers?), mixed with some apple juice and mashed bananas. Pretty nonconformist, really.
Mouth: Hey, but that's not bad at all... The cheesy aromas are quite absent now. The Bourbon cask has done the job. The fruit is soft and clean. Reminds me of an "apple croustade" (a kind of puff apple pie we have down here in Southern France). The mouth is oily, waxy, delicately lemony. Develops on a hint of liquorice, and gets woodier, with a little spiciness (nutmeg?), and a slight bitterness like in a good Tequila añejo. More ooomph than the low ABV could let think (43%?).
Finish: Short, but tasty and flawless.
Comment: Reward to eccentricity for this puzzling malt. Spectacular or completely flawed? Up to you to make your mind. An experience that deserves to be lived anyway, if not buying a whole bottle of it.
80/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by mapi
Color: white wine

Nose: Floral and light. Very expressive, but I have felt a bad impression of fresh yeast.

Taste: I found these notes of yeast and their pungency. The palate is light and tangy. It ends with a feeling of butter.

Final: Sweet and short. I still find the bitterness of the yeast in the final.
79/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : pale gold

Nose : at first, very monolithic on camarelized pear pie and dry white wine. It then evolves towards hints of mint. Calms down after a while and gets closer to kernel and candy. Light hints of farm smoke.

Mouth : Pretty weak mouth on kernel and pear. A light acidity at first then bitterness. Hint of lemon.

Final : medium and quite bitter.

Conclusion : This maybe a tad too diluted for my taste, which makes the bitterness pop out, without the complexity. The nose is evolving (neat) but mouth seems stuck.
79/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Fresh fruits, something farmy, cereals, haystack, with time a bit of unexpected chocolate.
Moouth: Cereals, vegetal, slightly farmy, iodine, mustard. The final is all the same, young.
79/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Bpoujol
Straw color.
Nose quite light, on fruit, particularly pears. Pastry. Somewhat complex. Cereals. A little vanilla.
Mouth slightly on cereal, slightly bitter. Some wood.
Final average, less intense, malty. A little fruity.

78/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Amor57
The first nose seems simple: fresh almond, pear, walnuts. With a little aeration, roundness appears with caramel, butter accompanying fermented sugar cane juice, in other words rum, and rare spices. And a lot of aeration adds a precise touch of eucalyptus, of fish with slightly exceeded consumption date, vanilla.
In the mouth it is dry and an almost aggressively start on spices, white pepper and evolves more precisely on the sweetness of the nose with pear and a touch more salt.
The finish of medium length, low-intensity remains the same notes.
No flaws, but I searched the interest of whisky and have not found ...
78/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Riesling
Nose: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, malty, plants, old Grappa (means with roundness and without stinging alcohol of many young Grappas)
Taste: low to medium intensity, dominated by the old Grappa on a malted background
Finish: short
Conclusion: Basic whisky but with personality, pleasant also for non-lovers of single malts
78/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
A lovely fresh and fruity nose. Floral notes and hints of wax that come in addition after a few moments. Then come some smells of wet hay and the fruity notes (especially pears) are back in force.
The first palate is fresh and smooth. Then come pretty notes of pear, making me think of a young and not yet fully mature spirit. The mouth is not very complex but has no flaws. Here also freshness seems to prevail, making this an excellent aperitif whisky. A few degrees more would have certainly made the most good.
The finish is the perfect extension of the mouth. Notes of pears and freshness. By cons, it is quite short and vanishes after a few moments.
77/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Pompix
At first nosing, curdled milk, spoiled yoghurt, cereals, dates stuffed with almond paste and some spices. Then, the rancid feeling decreases in favor of a sweet tooth and spicy aroma.
The mouth is smooth, on the almond paste and spices.
The slightly acid final is quite short.
A young whisky, reduced, with unpleasant nose, in my opinion.
75/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Stephane
Nose: Paperboard, cereal porridge, white and yellow fruits (pear, quince), touch of vanilla.

Taste: Spicy (ginger, mild curry, vanilla). William's pear liqueur, a touch of citrus. Cereal bar.

Not really a bad dram, but the lack of maturity and complexity is evident, it appears to be closer to a new spirit than to a mature single malt. However, the potential seems interesting, the ingredients are in place to give quality older whisky.
70/100
Nose: Soft, fresh and slightly spicy (like herbal tea). The nose also makes me think of elements of the forest (pine cones and some moss maybe?).
Taste: Lightly sweet, small bitterness and the influences of the wood. Again, a flavor that reminds me of pine cones.
Finish: Medium and spicy. A delicious tingling in the mouth.

85/100

Bruichladdich

The Classic Edition 1

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2011-01 82/100
Bruichladdich calssic edition 1
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose is relatively complex between fruity notes and a scent of cut nettles, less acidic than the grass, but very enjoyable. A very light woodiness appears, then a hint of smoke and the whole makes room within a few moments to beautiful floral notes.
Initially quite shy on the palate, the whisky slowly evolves towards metal notes first and then to woody ones to present and fimally to clear notes of coffee. Despite these developments, it is not particularly complex, but is very nice though
The finish is long and warm, dominated by memories of coffee. Well, roasted coffee beans that you bite ... hmmm
81/100

WDTS2011-01
Comment by mapi
Color: old gold

Nose: The nose is clearly marked by sherry. I find notes of polish and a sense of sweetness. The nose is also marked by alcohol.

Palate: The palate is complex, with a nice alternation between the spiciness of the alcohol and sweetness of the sherry. I found hints of chestnut honey and maple syrup

Final: good persistence. The finish is quite delicate. The sensation of alcohol disappears to make room for roundness, with a "jammy" side recalling honey and syrup which was present in the mouth.
90/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Chocolate milk mixed with a little citrus and exotic fruits. A can of nuts. Light on rancio and sea.
After breathing, melon appears.

Taste: Sweet and fruity (tropical fruit). Bakkery, with a slight salty sea side. It is sweet with a nice balance.

Final: Sweet and fruity on the nose (same aromas than the nose). Milk chocolate and hazelnuts. A sea of softness.
Long but a little light, the final.

My favorite at the first tasting. A little below on the second even if I did not notice any big difference.
89/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Gold color

Nose slightly sharp and fresh. It starts on a note of wood. It is fairly unobtrusive. Fruit flavors come later, and gradually make room for a note cereal and yeast

Fresh and spicy palate. Weird, I feel a taste of wheat flour, yeast. Moreover, it has a particular texture. This is not no repulsive, but strange. The fruit of the nose are slowly confirmed in the mouth.

Final rather long on a slight bitterness. The taste of yeast in the mouth comes then back.

86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: on sherry, then lightly wooded apricot.
Taste: First Corinth grapes, then the cherry stone, wood and licorice.
Finals: Averaged over the stick of licorice and cold tobacco.
86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Old gold, teak.
Nose: nose first on the sulphurous smoke and cocoa, dark chocolate, red fruit, cherry, "Mon Chéri". Very greedy. Slightly licorice. Seem venerable.
The addition of water weakens the nose, but harmonizes even more, makes it even more charming, somehow.
Taste: sweet, creamy, subtly Alcoholic, melted.
A few drops of water are enough to graze the surdilution.
Final: Light at the beginning, then moving on to be closer to the mouth and is reminiscent of rum.
Just as the mouth, the addition of water weakens the final.

Comment: Greedy, charming, very pleasant, very easy drinkable, if not very complex. A nice fade, harmonious as well. The water is not recommended.
86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by RX21
Nose: Red fruits (strawberries)
Mouth: Strawberries jam, peache, tickling from strengh casks. Hint of sherry.
Final: On peaches and apricots
86/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Sweet and floral, grass and dried flowers on a creamy caramel. Light new spirit which directs me to a young whisky.

Taste: It remains on the flavours announced by the nose, grassy hops. Always sweet notes that set the tone.

Aftertaste: Dry and medium long, a grassy side. Too bad theat the cask did give not given it a more woody and bland side. This remains a good dram, I'd like to taste a more mature whisky from that distillery.

85/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Deep amber.
Nose: There's some sherry in there, but rubber band strikes first. Lots of rubber band. To much rubber band. Quite some dry fruits as well. Roasted almonds, skin included. Praline. Reminds me an early teenage Glenrothes. Then the wood becomes more prevalent. Acridity of charred wood. Licorice and ammonia. Salmiak. After a while, softens on th fragrance of warm cake, plum soaked in Armagnac, and orange marmalade. And perhaps a dash of grenadine syrup.
Mouth: More ooomph despite moderate ABV (46%?). Simpler than the nose, but at the same time more attractive, more consensual. Orange marmalade has replaced the rubber band, which just appears discreetly after a while. Creamy and well balanced.
Finish: Long, marked by a classy bitterness of citrus peel.
Comment: A very decent though somewhat stereotyped young sherry Speysider. And to much rubber on the nose.
84/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by PatGVA
N: hay, pear and apple fruit, vanilla, sweet caramel
B: white pepper, apple, sugar candy
F: long pear, apple, vanilla
84/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: polish, old furniture, probably a sherry cask, dry. Apparition of hot tire marks (or burned) thereafter. Wood burned too. White pepper. Less typed the 2nd tasting: more oriented soap. I wonder if the seal of the sample I got was not playing tricks ....
Taste: greasy texture, not very expressive, especially the toasted notes (match / tires). Interesting over time Herbaceous with a few herbs which are difficult to discriminate.
Final: average vanilla (Yarrow)
82/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Alexandre
The first nose show clearly the sherry dominance this whisky.
Beginning with wet grass, it quickly leads to a very
sherry, wood and chocolate mood. Despite the prominent sherry, the nose is pretty cool, gladly mineral. Ventilation allows fresh fruit notes to appear at the beginning (pineapple), while ending with Chili flavours. Well built, but nothing extraordinary.

The palate confirms the nose. Beginning with woody notes, it turns
rapidly towards gourmet flavors of sherry and milk chocolate.
Then a hint of peat precede the appearance of a bittersweet and hot (Tabasco) flavor, quite enjoyable. A well-balanced palate, although
relatively smooth.

The final is on sherry and spices. Of medium length, ventilation brings notes of hazelnuts, going to very warm mood, which will be confirmed by notes of
red fruits jam and milk chocolate.

In conclusion, a charming whisky, warm, fairly complex, but not
showing anything extraordinary to get him out of the lot of sherry-typed whisky.
82/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose is relatively complex between fruity notes and a scent of cut nettles, less acidic than the grass, but very enjoyable. A very light woodiness appears, then a hint of smoke and the whole makes room within a few moments to beautiful floral notes.
Initially quite shy on the palate, the whisky slowly evolves towards metal notes first and then to woody ones to present and fimally to clear notes of coffee. Despite these developments, it is not particularly complex, but is very nice though
The finish is long and warm, dominated by memories of coffee. Well, roasted coffee beans that you bite ... hmmm
81/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Bpoujol
Amber color.
Light nose, sweet. A bit vinous. A little sweet. Yellow fruit / ripe white. Sherry notes. Wood.
Soft palate. Slight bitterness. Light fruity. Some wood.
Final fairly long, sweet, sour, woody. Apples.

80/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Dede
Colour: Old gold

Nose: The first nose is alcoholic. Let's give him some time to aerate. It opens gently smells burnt plastic and rubber which are mixed with mineral notes of baking lemon (Brioschi Effervescent Italian). The latter fade quickly to make way for a smooth blend of Indian spices. No significant change in the second tasting.

Taste: The palate is soft but not lacking in power. Rubber and sour notes are the game. Sherry is also present, although it is far from a sherry monster. The sour notes have disappeared the second tasting, giving way to a green fruitiness .

Finish: Quite long, but somewhat spoiled by the sharpness of the alcohol back then. It grows on a still green fruit.

Conclusion: A malt interesting, somewhat complex but not easy to define.
80/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: yellow gold
Nose: low to moderate intensity, alcohol limit disturbing at first nosing, changes to an alcoholic freshness after 30 minutes of breathing, green tea, fruits of the undergrowth
Taste: low to moderate intensity, sweet pepper, linear, fruits are most evident in the end of the mouth
Finish: short
Conclusion: Fairly basic whisky, consensual, pleasant to drink
80/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Pompix
The nose starts on the cereals (porridge) and raisins soaked in rum (hint of alcohol). I also feel a certain sweetness, sweet wort, almond paste, and a dusty side (old cloth/old paper). After aeration appears a little nuts aroma.
The mouth is slightly sweet and tastes like a mix of cereals and nuts. The overall seems a bit rough. The finish brings a slight of bitterness and a relatively simple and short final.
A young whisky, reduced, without much personality.
78/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Needs time to open, young sherry. Hint of sulphur that are not irritating. With time, moccha, raisins, orange.
Mouth: acid, young fruits, young sherry, mustard, grassy, raisins. The final is quite agressif, acid, mustard. Too young.
78/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Dark Gold

Nose: very little expressive. One feel the almond or marzipan. A slight scent of wet grass or straw. Finally, it evolves on notes of honey mixed with alcohol. Provencal herbs.

Taste: A mouth that enhances a bit the level of the nose in terms of expressiveness. However, there are hints of straw very farm, a slight taste of carrot soup. Alcohol is not too present. In contrast, there was some bitterness hints and a little smoothness in the finish which compensate .

Finish: quite short on sugar and oaky bitterness.

Whisky without a true personality, quite medium. One can find some nice touches but the whole lacks some character.
The addition of water drops will not improve the dram.
77/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: Deep gold
Nose: Floral, on the nuts, candied fruit and discrete spices.
After aeration some autumn fruits appear.
Mouth: slightly expressive, Cereal and marzipan.
Short finish and some alcohol impression.
75/100
WDTS2011-01
Comment by Stephane
Nose: Demerara sugar, caramel, roastedor flambe fruit (apples, pineapples, citrus fruit), cinnamon, brandy and water and also some not very pleasant artificial notes (cardboard, oil?).

Taste: Very sweet, fruity, pineapple and flambé banana with rum, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, you're more into the world of rum than whisky! Tip of Kahlua, very rich, but a little sickly... more reminiscent of a complete maturation in rum casks or sweet wine tthan a finish, cask dominates the whisky too obvioulsy.
May be interesting to accompany a meal or an exotic dessert ?
72/100

Bruichladdich

Scottish Barley

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Official
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WDTS2013-05 81/100
Bruichladdich Scottish barley
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dekyriel
Color: white wine
Nose: fruity (peach, greengage, fresh white grape), milk, freshly cut grass, resinous, spicy, pastry, butter, rum (Negrita?). Suddenly, I felt like making pancakes.
Taste: the marzipan, anise. Mineral and astringent evolves on menthol. Flattens quickly unfortunately.
Final: Sweet on rice pudding, light caramel.

Comment: Beautiful and complex nose mouth, alas too discreet. This whisky request to return.
88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: Aromas quite covered at first nosing, alcohol only in the background,
Fruity with fresh pineapple, cereals, burnt rubber

Palate: Sweet, creamy mouthfeel
smoky in a way, but not the typical smoked style like an ashtray, cold fire or smoked bacon, more on the burnt oil side
Alcohol again not in the foreground
Very pleasant combination of the flavours, again with a hint of pineapple

Finish: Medium to long, with the burnt notes lasting longer than anything else,
Oak, tannins, a little bit bitter, but nice, getting dryer with the time,
Tastes a bit "dirty"

A nice Whisky, which definitely needs more than a single dram to be discovered.

86/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Straw
A very fresh nose, not very complex, but not unpleasant with notes of green fruit mixed with cereal. A kind of slightly acidic vanilla. With some extra spice.
On the palate, the first impression is not surprising. A slightly sour taste, not unpleasant but relatively linear. Still this mixture of malt and green fruit.
A final with no surprise either. Long and fresh, it prolongs perfectly the mouth.
85/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Pleasant spicy, little bit sourish, light fruit tones and some wood tones with vanilla. The wood tones are a little bit smoky.

Taste: Very spicy in combination with sweetness and some wood tones.

Finish: Long and spicy with a little bit sourness.

85/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Loic43
Nose: Chocolate, nuts, cereals, toasted brioche, red fruit jam, a hint vinous.

Palate: oily texture. Strongly influenced by the nuts and dryed fruits. Bitter cocoa, Light bitterness in the finish.

Finish: rather short, in the continuity of the mouth

85/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Not my favourite type of sherry cask. It is bottled at high strength but something is not completely right”
This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (84): (4)average. honey, vanilla, cream, spices, floral.

Taste (84): powerful, oily. honey, wood, citrus, chocolate, spices.

Finish (85): (5)longer than average. wood, cocoa.

84/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: light citrus
Mouth: dry herbs, a lot of alcohol on the tongue
Finish: long, intense

84/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de ALouis
Colour: Straw yellow
Nose: floral, cereals, some dried fruit, sweet notes and a hint of spice in the background.
A balanced and pleasant nose.
Mouth a little less balanced than the nose, very malty, spicy enough and a lot of dried fruits.
Pretty basic but no particular fault.
Final: average with a slight bitterness.
82/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: This is very pastry with a very buttery nose and a slightly pungent odor of raw dough .
We also have cereals, fruits (green apple , pear) and white chocolate ( Galak type).
With aeration I feel the macaroni gratin of my childhood (with an egg yolk and melted Swiss cheese ) !
Adding water makes the nose more diffuse and therefore seems to me very interesting .

Mouth : In the continuity of the nose, you bite the cereal is less fat on the nose and then share it on the green banana with quite a lot of bitterness and spice that dry a little finish.
The finish is warm and spicy and a drop of saliva revives .
The water makes it less spicy but strengthens the green side with a more bitter (too) and has shortened the final.

Conclusion : I am a little confused is it's a little too monotonous for me or it is too difficult to understand but the mouth seems a little unbalanced anyway.
82/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Straw
Nose: Vegetal, vetiver, lemon
Mouth: Weakness at the begining, orange juice then spices (pepper and redpepper)
Finish: On the spices

82/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: This is quite powerful with hazelnut cream, honey, hints of bacon (a bit dissonant). Then comes the sweet with almond and pastry. It was then spicy (pepper , paprika) with a little lemon. This becomes melted and less greedy with time despite the appearance of a little yellow fruits (apricot) .

Taste: It's pretty explosive but closely linked with lemon, hazelnut, vanilla, pastry and spice. A bit of wood appears but heat input mouth is covering. Just a few drops of water helps removing the ethanol through but the woody character is a little too strong in the second half of mouth. OK but it lacks character .

Finale : Lemon, vanilla and spicy heat that gives little weight to all but it is not very long. The aftertaste returns to diffuse bitterness and hints of soap.

Comment: The nose is rather unsettling (unwelcome savory notes) but greed desserts and strength pepper agree quite well. Then it is more laborious with a wobbly malt and too timid into the final. Dispensable .
81/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Floral, young, on tobacco smoke, quince and some oaky notes. With time, it becomes very much on toffee and fudge.
Taste: Smooth, floral, slightly spicy, oaky, on toffee, fudge and slight smoky notes. The finish is medium, floral, slightly smoky and fragrant, on toffee and fudge.
Impression: A nice floral daily dram with strong notes of toffee to sweeten your day

81/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: straw
nose: low to medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, partially burnt caramel (disappears while breathing), peaches, mint tea, bread dough
taste: low to medium intensity, not too well integrated alcohol (slightly anesthetic), dry, pepper, walnut skin, slightly burnt caramel, the sweetness of the nose is no longer found in the taste
finish: medium (which is not an advantage if, like me, you do not like the bitterness)

81/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Rather herbaceous green plants. Anis. On green banana on barley (green malt), floral (heather, purple, lavender).
Palate: fresh, clean, saline, grapefruit, mango, orange, a little on the rubber.
Final: Return of spices and iodine notes.
80/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Flat. Very simple. Slightly fruity, some cereal, a little vanilla. Hmm, not really funny...
Mouth: No soul. Again quite simple, there are still traces of the fruit, malt, vanilla and a hint of honey.
Final: Without relief short of vanilla
Conclusion: A too standard whisky, and not too interesting in my taste. 79
79/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Jonquiripe corn.
Nose: Very grassy. Industrial crystallized angelica and artificial pistachio flavoured ice cream. Orgeat syrup. Not unlike Johnnie Green, as far as I can remember (well, this was a long time ago…), but with a little more oomph (46%?). Orange blossom water flavoured brioche (ever heard about Mouna?).
Mouth: Hotter than expected. Quite some vanilla, and after a while, loads of soft liquorice. Quite harsh at first, with heavy tannins before turning bolder and creamy. And somewhat short of entertaining flavours.
Finish: Long, drying, with a growing woody bitterness.
Comment: Not an easy one. Not my cup of tea anyway.

77/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: straw.
Nose: sweet cookies with a little malt.
Palate: strong, sweet cheese-cakes and burnt milk.
Finish: short.

Overall: a straight malt, not playful but a nice everyday dram.

76/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: spirity and aeration will not change anything. A little fruit, some spices including vanilla. Adding water softens a bit but does not develop the flavors.

Mouth spirity too. Austere, little to discover, some fruit, some new make

Finish: very long, slightly citrus.

Comments: strong malt liquor with little flavor. Surely bottled too young. More like a pear than a whisky.
75/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Flonews
nose with light salty air notes and a cereal base. With water and time, citrus aromas are revealed.

mouth without water, acid, woody and astringent. Holding and consistency is difficult and becomes woody overwhelming. Adding water breaks the wave of alcohol, but the whiskey retains the same signature. This reminds me of the wooden pencils I mâchouillais in my childhood ... Unfortunately nothing

final: fleeing, woody and bitter

Although lightweight, the nose is however more demanding than the mouth. Despite the weather and a touch of water, drink fails to open and reveal new flavors. I do not like.
75/100

Bruichladdich: independant bottlings

Bruichladdich

12 years. Authenthic collection

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
56,0 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 01-2004
Bottle
282 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Bruichladdich 12 cadenhead
Nose Sea-salty fresh with a hint of peat and soft oak. Malty.
Palate Quite soft at first then some fruit and again a hint of saltiness. Some peaty notes in the finish.
Personal Comment
The nose develops interesting malty, marine and salty notes behind a quite clear spicy (pepper) touch, together with floral hints, discrete, but clearly present. In the palate, the first impression is that this is a fruit alcohol, pear or apple. A discrete complexity, but rather present again. A nice evolution from fruits to salted malt, however keeping a clear acid hint which can be sometimes rather bothering before aeration, but which is part of the pleasure after the whisky "opened". A nice finish, slightly dry and earthy, where the memory of the fruits which marked the mouth are still present.
84/100
Very nice and expressive nose, pleasantly fruity and very fresh. Ripe fruits (pears, bananas) and green apple. Nice floral notes as well.
The palate is rather fresh too, quite complex ith nice fruity notes developing on acid freshness of green apple. A light veil of vanilla over the whole. Touches of sea spray. Salt. Very nice development of the taste, for a whisky which remains less complex than first announced.
The finish is long and fresh, and a kind of bitterness (cashew nuts) which was completely absent in the mouth appears after a while. A very pleasant bottle.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Wilson & Morgan 1993

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Wlson & Morgan
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84/100
Bruichladdich Wilson & Morgan 1993
Personal Comment
An amazing fresh nose, marked by a clear smell of freshly cut hay, a touch of peat and discrete hints of smoke. Some discrete spices as well (pepper). In the palate, a nice balance between peaty smoke and some "pale" fruits (peaches), and a kind of bitterness which is quite difficult to qualify. A nice finish, relatively long, with hints marked at the time by a kind of acidity and some spices on a malted barley background.
84/100
Hay, barley, a touch of smoke and pepper characterise the nose.
The palate is relatively sweet and a touch of acidity first followed by bitterness, but which disappears soon to make room to a great malty smoothness with nice hints of ripe fruit. Very nice evolution in the mouth.
The finish is lingering and warm and retains essentially the ripe fruit aspects which made this tasting so pleasant.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Creamy Charlie 1993

Collection
Vintage Malts
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wemyss
Cask number
single cask 202
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 13-10-2005
Bottle
347 btls
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84/100
Bruichladdich Wemyss
Personal Comment
Smells of hay and flowers followed by a light veil of smoke characterises the first nose. Very pleasant, it constantly develops and the small tingling which was present in the beginning disappear after a while.
The mouth is complex, developing from a sweet smoothness to a pleasant nutty bitterness in a few seconds. But when the development reaches its top, a quite annoying alcohol presence seems to dominate. A pity, but it does not really kill the pleasure.
The finish is less spectacular than the mouth was. Its length is medium , and this finish is not unforgettable.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Port-Charlotte, Sherry Hogshead 2002

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
63,1 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12034
Dates
Distil: 05-2002 Bottling: 07-2012
Bottle
265 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Port Charlotte 2002 MOS
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
The nose is clearly marked by peat and it is hard to find something else. Initially very expressive, with a slight tingling due to alcohol, the intensity seems to fall rapidly and odors fade.
On the palate, this whisky is a much more enjoyable than on the nose. Peat is greasy and generous. Far more complex than the nose, although dominated throughout by a ubiquitous peat. Slight citrus spikes reach their way but this is fairly marginal.
The finish is long and hot, and here too, the peat is present.
For lovers of peat, this whisky is just perfect. For others, well ... uh ...
87/100


Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 2001-2013

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
58,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 13052
Dates
Distil: 12/2001 Bottling: 10/2013
Bottle
292 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Port Charlotte 2001-2013 MOS
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Bourbon Barrel 2002/2013

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 13026
Dates
Distil: 05/2002 Bottling: 04/2013
Bottle
21 of 235 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bruichladdich Mos 2002
Personal Comment

Burichladdich: samples

Bruichladdich

Coopers Choice 1991 Port Wood

Collection
Coopers Choice
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky company
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79/100
Bruichladdich Coopers Choice
Personal Comment
The nose is first rather discrete, with some notes of hay, but it developes quickly on clear peppery notes and gives a quite salty impresssion.
In the palate, a mix of pepper and wine vinegar, spices and acid hints, rather surprising, but sure not unpleasant.
The finish is slightly acid too. I
t is certainly not the best Bruichladdich I have had, but the very particular taste makes it an interesting bottle.
79/100

Bruichladdich

Sherry Hogshead 1988

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
54,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12040
Dates
Distil: 04/1988 Bottling: 06/2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Personal Comment
Colour: gold
After a few seconds initialy marked by a certain austerity, nose gets quite complex in developing beautiful nutty chocolate and some distant hints of smoke. Some fruity notes appear later. Green apple and citrus. The nose is greatly improved with a little aeration.
The first taste is distinctly acid, the lemon and nutty notes quickly offset the acidity by a pleasant bitterness. Many different sensations in the mouth. Nice complexity but slightly at the expense of balance. This is offset by the explosion of flavors that are a real treat
The finish is medium length, fresh and pleasantly complex, combining notes of citrus and those of cashews.
89/100

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte, sherry hogshead 2001

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
63,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12039
Dates
Distil: 11/2001 Bottling: 09/2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
Ohhh, this is a whisky for peat freaks. Peat is extremely present and initially accompanied by tingling due to alcohol.
This peat is nice, but very lonely which makes this nose something quite monolithic.
The mouth is much nicer than the nose and despite the 63% it is very gentle and beautiful mocha fill the palate. Really a great success, this mouth is perfectly balanced even if it misses some subtlety.
The finish is long and warm and these pleasant mocha notes are there for us to remember the good moments that mouth just experienced.
87/100

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC5

Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
63,5 %
Bottler
Official
Bottle
0 of 0 btls
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0/100
Bruichladdich PC5
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

1992 Sherry Pedro Ximenez

Collection
Sherry series
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
sherry Pedro Ximenez
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84/100
Personal Comment
Interesting floral notes at the first nosing, iodine and a touch of smoke. Very good begin. Nice complexity. Quite pleasant nose.
The mouth is excellent too. Mix of ripe fruit, a touch of acidity, milk chocolate notes. The whole is pleasantly smooth.
The finish is lingering and even pleasant as the nose was.
Another good bottle.
84/100

Bruichladdich

1992, sherry Fino

Collection
Sherry series
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
sherry Fino
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84/100
Personal Comment
The nose is pleasantly marked by smoke and iodine motes, with touches of chocolate. Quite a rich nose anyway.
The first nose is rather smooth before developing on nice chocolate notes with some acid touches.
The finish is lingering and smooth, with notes of cashew nuts and cocoa.
Another very interesting bottle, even if the Pedro Ximenez version was a bit superior in my eyes.
84/100

Bruichladdich

2001, Port Charlotte Bourbon Barrel

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
60,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 967
Dates
Distil: 14/12/2001 Bottling: 02/2010
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84/100
Port Charlotte MOS bourbon
Personal Comment
Nice oily peat at the firs nose. The peat is clearly present even if it is not too dominating. On the background, ripe fruits with a discrete touch of chocolate.
in the mouth, chocolate dominate and the taste gently develops on more acid notes. It is strange, but the high percentage of alcohol just becomes obvious after a while. Nice complexity. This mouth is pleasantly subtle.
The finish is long and warm and the memory of chocolate remains for long minutes.
84/100

Bruichladdich

2001, Port Charlotte Sherry Hogshead

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
61,6 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
sherry hogshead
Cask number
single cask 833
Dates
Distil: 5/12/2001 Bottling: 02/2010
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84/100
Port Charlotte MOS sherry
Personal Comment
A discrete smell of peat mixed with pleasant acid fruity notes announce a nice balance, specially when those subtle chocolate notes appear after a while.
The mouth in first very smooth with nice milk chocolate notes and the strength of the alcohol waits on some slightly acid notes to appear and disappear again when chocolate hints begin to dominate again.
Very nice finish, long and amazingly smooth, with principally nice chocolate notes and some nutty impressions.
84/100

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 2002 Cask#1172 Bourbon Hogshead

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
64,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
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Port  Charlotte 2002
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 2001

Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
66,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
White Rioja hogshead
Cask number
single cask 11017
Dates
Distil: 12/2001 Bottling: 10/2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Port Charlotte 2001 MOS
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich

Fifteen, second edition

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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88/100
Personal Comment
Comment by Ian Hunter
Strong nose...slight peat with floral notes. First taste, full bodied, lively, complex. Finishes long...that slight peat is constant drom start to finish, I find it adds to the overall taste.
87/100
Apperance: Pale gold Nose: Quite clean first impressions, a lightly peated nose with a hint of leatheryness, some plastic elements, linen and fish stew. The diluted nose becomes more burnt with some coal-gas which was barely noticable in the straight dram. Aniseed, mustard and salted oysters blend with some mossy water and a fresh, interesting tangerine smell. Body: Medium, slightly heavierPalate: Sweet start, mouth filling and pleasant. Quite gentle and clean to start with, there's a slightly earthy flavour which then becomes vanilla-like and slightly kippery. The finish is very long and salutes a very nice dram.
88/100


Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte, 3 years, Private Bottling

Age
3 years
Alcohol percentage
67,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

1979-1997

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
55,8 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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90/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

13 years, Raw Cask

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Blackadder
Cask number
single cask 3266
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2004
Bottle
229 of 324 btls
links & average quote
79/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Blacker Still

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
50,7 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 2006
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80/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

15 years, 1986-2002

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
55,8 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 2002
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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80/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Squat cask 1990

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
links & average quote
76/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Prenzlow Portfolio Collection 1966

Collection
Prenzlow Portfolio Collection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
44,3 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Dates
Distil: 1966 Bottling: 2002
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Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

PEAT

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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81/100
Bruichladdich peat
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Brass.
Nose: Very fresh and easy with delicate citrus fruits. Grapefruit marmalade. Fine wooden notes, the peat is in my impression more the direction of Campbeltown than Islay whiskies, more in a woody or floral than a smoky way. A very fine and subtle salty sea weed breeze to round the picture.
Taste: Peppery, more peaty and chemical than the nose suggests. The nice floral and fruity notes are a little pushed back by the now more dominant peat but they can easily be put back in place with some drops of water.
Finish: Very round and firm and lasting a good, long and pleasureful while. Now the chemical impression mingles most beautifull with a pinch of brown sugar, black pepper, bitterroot and the clear traces of seaweed. A fine and very varied and still balanced finish.
Conc.: The nose and the taste make a fine whisky. But this finish makes it a magnificent dram.

Tasting date: 26/05/2010
Price in Germany: 40 Euro
88/100



Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 2002-2007

Collection
Private Reserve Nadi Fiori
Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Nadi Fiori (Franco di Lillo)
Cask
First fill sherry
Dates
Distil: 2002 Bottling: 2007
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90/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Waves

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Bruichladdich Waves
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Golden Brass, beautiful reddish glints, Scheurebe (remarkably there is no colour needed for this beautiful shine).
Nose: A very fine and subtle fruity approach – Let’s see if I get them all: Peaches, red winegrape juice, cherry jam, dried bananas, hazlenuts and marcipane backed by very delicate smoky and salty roast bacon notes and a soft limey zest. Very appealing and delicate. One of those noses to make you sorry to take the first sip.
Taste: A firm, malty and schnappsy entrance (kirsch), it is nearly impossible not to be softly disappointed after this delicate and multilayered nose. The fruits step back and give room for nuts, marcipane and fine bitter wooden notes. The peat takes a step forward, the schnapps gets softer and leads to a (again) very beautiful and round ....
Finish: mingling between bitter wooden notes, soft peat and crushed white pepper. Medium long.
Conclusion: This is a exceptional dram according to my book: There is nothing missing and the a little rude entrance on the palate can easily be absorbed with a wee drop of water. Perfect price ratio.
Date: 19. May 2011
Price in Germany: 30 Euro
87/100

Bruichladdich

Authentic Collection 1991-2009

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
54 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
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Forum 91/100
Bruichladdich Cadenhead 91
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

1988, 20 years

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Clydesdale
Cask number
single cask #0403/1888
Dates
Distil: 10-1988 Bottling: 10-2008
Bottle
98 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Bruichladdich 20 Clydesdale
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

14 years, Sassicaia finish

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sassicaia finish
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79/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Unchill-filtered Collection 1989

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
149
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (casks #79, #80)
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83/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Rocks

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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55/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Octomore 03.1_152

Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
59 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Octomore 04.2 / 4_167 Comus

Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
61 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Bourbon + Château dYquem
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86/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

DNA

Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
42 %
Bottler
Official
Bottle
900 btls
Particularity
(80% bourbon 20% sherry. Chateau Le Pin finish)
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83/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte "An Turas Mor"

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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89/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

The Laddie Ten

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
86/100
Bruichladdich Laddie 10
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC10 Tro Na Linntean

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
59,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
90/100
PortCharlottePC10
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

DNA 2, MCMLXXVII

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
47,4 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
American Oak Bourbon
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 09/2010
Bottle
749 of 844 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Legacy II

Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
41,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2012 91/100
Bruichladdich Legacy 2
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte Peat Project

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
83/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

1970-2002

Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
44,2 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
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Bruichladdich

Old Malt Cask 1970-1999

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 11/1970 Bottling: 05/1999
Bottle
199 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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92/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Octomore Epione

Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
VDN/ Sauternes
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 2001-2012, rioja

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
57,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Rioja hogshead
Cask number
single cask 13027
Dates
Distil: 2011 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
358 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte PC11

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
59,8 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Premium ex Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry Finish
Bottle
12000 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
91/100
PC11
Personal Comment
Commentaire de Walter Steimel
Color: beautiful medium amber color

Nose: Not too overpowering for almost a 60% dram....salt, beach, seaweed, oak, brine, driftwood, some raisins?.....this is a walk on the beach...with some water no change.  

Taste: thick, oily, damp stuff, salt, raisins, plums, smoke, and peat, after a few seconds the heat kicks in....this one really hits you...with some water so much better...smooth, less heat, more smoke, ash, oak, with some vanilla, toasted nuts.

Finish: long...long...long...5 minutes...still going.....ash, linseed oil, paraffin, toffee, caramel, moss, damp earth, after a bit you now get the sweetness and the sherry starts to come out.

Top notch dram!  If you are at the airport, stop by and pick this one up.  You won't regret it.  Unfortunately this is only available in select travel retail outlets.  40 ppm on the peat scale.  Not overpowering, these PCs are finally starting to develop some nice complexity.  I have had some younger PCs in the past and this is finally starting to come into its own....can't wait for the PC12!

91/100

Bruichladdich

20 years, small batch

Collection
Small Batch
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
51,6 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Hogshead
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

Octomore 06.3

Collection
Islay Barley
Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
64 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 2009 Bottling: 2014
Bottle
18000 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

Bruichladdich

The Cooper's Choice 1991

Collection
Coopers Choice
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2000
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links & average quote
86/100
Personal Comment

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