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Overall rating 22 votes 89.90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
3 Sherry Hogsheads & 1 Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2017 5:04 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 91,63

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: £ 150,00

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Tastingtags

8 Notes

Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
02 Oct 2017 7:47 pm
Segens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Darf fruits in rum is immediately in the nose and let me dream of my childhood when the adults where having their deserts with it while us youngest needed to deal with some berry liquor on top of the pudding. Nevertheless this flavor in the nose is now back and memories feel great :-)

After some seconds you get peat & Islay but it remains fruity with a bit of honey and bacon. 

Taste

The mouth is very nice balanced and a pair of salt & sweetness which makes this dram very complex but also very yummy.

Finish

In the finish you have the first time the bourbon cask influence showing up. It is also a bit metallic and a bit too dry for me.

Comments

The nose and mouth are killer and so nice. The finish is a pity as this dram could have deserved 91/92 points for me but with the finish it cannot be a 90 points dram for me. Nevertheless I am very happy that I have opened my bottle for tonight's special occasion.  

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
19 Nov 2017 2:24 pm
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Boisé intense. Assez riche et profond, avec des fruits derrière. Des fruits secs notamment (amandes). Chaleureux et caressant. Il a l'air assez mature.

Avec de l'eau, plus ouvert, avec des noisettes. Il devient très ample et aromatique. Du café.

Taste

Un peu dur dur au niveau de l'alcool. Il apparaît plus jeune que le nez ne le laissait présager. Et moins gourmand. La texture devient plus moelleuse et fluide.

Finish

Dans la continuité de la bouche. 

Comments

Dégusté à l'aveugle à l'ouverture de la bouteille.

Un Bruichladdich ? Les fûts dominent complètement de côté céréalier du distillat qu'on trouve souvent.

La patience est de mise pour ce sherry afin qu'il s'exprime pleinement.

Enthousiasme :

Nez 4/5

Bouche et finale 3/5

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Dominik
Member Junior Dominik Tasting note
14 Nov 2017 11:56 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Okay, this one is different. There is lots of smoked bacon but also some kind of funkiness... mould cheese. Thankfully I get more sweetness after a short while, honey and ripe berries. The sherry hogsheads, shy at first, are finally revealing themselves.

Taste

Rich but not overwhelmingly strong despite the 60.4% alcohol content. Nice mouth feel. It has a creamy sweetness to it that I associate with honey again, as well as vanilla and notes of dried fruits. Add to that a pinch of salt. Interesting.

Finish

Sweet first, the vanilla is stronger now. Dry later with cigar smoke.

Comments

This is a very fine whisky. It's complex and interesting especially in the nose and mouth. I'd say it's well-balanced between peat and sweetness, too. It offers quite a few aromas and tastes to explore, but neither of them is too present by itself. The initial cheese smell isn't for me really, but it ended up working rather well once the bourbon barrel and sherry casks kicked in.

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Malinois
Expert Junior Malinois Note
08 Nov 2017 8:21 pm
Malinois gave this whisky 87 points

Very rum-ish dram to me (without that big sweetness). Especially in the nose and pallet. Is it because of an active bourbon cask against three sherry casks? 

Nevertheless an enjoyable dram!

Hemdl
Expert Senior Hemdl Tasting note
03 Nov 2017 5:58 pm
Hemdl gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Wo fange ich an? Süßer Sherry, rote Früchte und dahinter etwas Rauch. Reife, würzig-erdige Noten vermengen sich mit der Früchtsüße der Sherryfässer und geben dem Bruichladdich damit ein intensives Aroma, das fast schon ein bisschen "old school" daherkommt. Der Alkohol ist wunderbar eingebunden, es sind keinerlei Fehlnoten auszumachen. Auch von Schwefel keine Spur.

Taste

Kräftiger Antritt, aber nicht betäubend. Auch hier der Alkohol eher eine Randnotiz. Zu den Sherrynoten gesellt sich jetzt ein heftiger Hinweis auf diese halbfesten Karamell-Bonbons, die man als Kind immer beim Bäcker bekommen hat und die ich dem Bourbon-Cask zuschreibe. Süß und fruchtig, aber zugleich mit deutlicher Reife und Würze. Man merkt, dass das keiner dieser extrem jungen Malts ist, der in "Intensiv-Fässern" eine Turboreifung widerfahren hat. Etwas Salz ist ebenfalls spürbar, daneben würzige Eiche und Kautabak.

Finish

Mittellang und regelrecht anschmiegsam. Am Ende dann etwas adstringierend und mit kräftiger Eiche, ohne wirklich bitter zu werden oder den Mund völlig auszutrocknen. Auch hier habe ich am Ende eine spürbare Rauchnote.

Comments

Von allem ein wenig, von nichts zuviel. Ein wirklich angenehmer und schöner Bruichladdich mit interessanten Noten. Der hat viel zu bieten, ohne in Komplexität unterzugehen und eignet sich daher sowohl für gesellige Runden am Poktertisch, als auch für Genießerabende in entsprechender Runde.

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
01 Nov 2017 9:43 pm

Notes by producer;

The main component of the Br7 release comes from 3 sherry hogsheads, and the marriage of 1 ex-bourbon barrel. Distilled in 2001, this Bruichladdich is beginning to show its age, as intense fruits and oaky vanilla notes intertwine.

Cask details;

Distillates from 2001 matured in 3 sherry hogsheads and a bourbon barrel.

Tasting Notes;

Nose

Blue cheese and dates with a glass of cream sherry to start, with a second course of cinder toffee sprinkled with boozy raisins. Notes of Teurgoule – Normandy-style rice pudding – slowly build.

Palate

Dried fruits and dark chocolate mingle with honeycomb and clotted cream. A touch of sea salt adds a savoury element to this rich and heavy malt.

Finish

Rum-soaked fruit cake leads, making for a long and warming finish which slowly fades into notes of toffee sauce.

spoiled ape 4 life
DavidH.
Member Senior DavidH. Review note
08 Oct 2017 1:15 pm
DavidH. gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
87
holborndrinker
Connoisseur holborndrinker Note
21 Sep 2017 5:09 pm

Distilled in 2001, this single malt has been created from the marriage of three sherry hogsheads and one ex-bourbon barrel

Nunc est bibendum - mine's a double!

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