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Overall rating
89.31/100
votes
130
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
Barcode
5060532800818
Added on
21 Sep 2017 5:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 96,33

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Br7 ElD

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.31 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A bit of everything, nothing too much. A really pleasant and beautiful Bruichladdich with interesting notes. It has a lot to offer, without getting lost in complexity and is therefore suitable both for sociable rounds on the table as well as for epicurean evenings in the appropriate round.
    • Nose
      Where do I begin? Sweet sherry, red fruits and some smoke behind them. Ripe, spicy, earthy notes mingle with the sweetness of the sherry casks and give the Bruichladdich an intense aroma, which is almost a bit "old school". The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, there are no discernible notes. Also no trace of sulfur.
    • Taste
      Strong start, but not numbing. Again, the alcohol rather a side note. The sherry notes are now accompanied by a strong reference to these semi-solid caramel candies, which you always got when you were a baker and I ascribe to the Bourbon Cask. Sweet and fruity, but at the same time with distinct maturity and spiciness. One notices that this is not one of these extremely young Malts, which has experienced a turbo-rifle in "intensive barrels". Some salt is also noticeable, along with spicy oak and chewing tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium long and downright cuddly. At the end then a bit astringent and with strong oak, without really getting bitter or completely drying out the mouth. Here, too, I end up with a noticeable smoky note.

  2. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.  
    • 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.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted blind at the opening of the bottle. A Bruichladdich? The barrels dominate completely on the grain side of the distillate that is often found. The patience is for this sherry so that it expresses itself fully. Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth and finish 3/5
    • Nose
      Intense woody. Quite rich and deep, with fruits behind. Dry fruits include (almonds). Warm and caressing. He looks pretty mature. With water, more open, with hazelnuts. It becomes very full and aromatic. Coffee.
    • Taste
      A little hard hard at the level of alcohol. He appears younger than the nose would suggest. And less greedy. The texture becomes more soft and fluid.
    • Finish
      In the continuity of the mouth.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  5. diamond2000 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Aroma: thick, fresh, at first slightly covered, immediately sweet and sour berry jam, prunes, flowering lilac, dry grain, a little vanilla, freshly baked white bread, and all this nicely combines with light inorganic notes - gouache, lime, minerals, crushed stone , stone chips, the freshness of menthol and mint leaves.

    Taste: distinctly salty, black pepper, chalk, minerals, dark raisins, spices, cloves, cinnamon, paprika, plum flesh, pleasant wood tannin.

    Finish: grains of salt, blackcurrant jam, prunes, dark raisins, fruit tree resin, fading spices and spices that taste, orange zest, mineral-ash, oily, medium length.

    Rating: 92

    Bottom line: awesome Brookladdy! Extra-degree is not noticeable, but the density and saturation at altitude, very pleasant sherry derivatives, not every barrel is capable of this. The case when this is exactly my style of whisky, recalled sherry mineral whisky from Campbeltown.

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very intense and complex.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a good product, maybe a little expensive, but pleasant to drink although it lacks gluttony.
    • Nose
      Good sherry nose, quite greedy, on the mocha, spices (cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper), was marked, a little plum. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Taste
      The sherry is dry, slightly sweet, with plum always, spices, dark chocolate and some gentian on the finish.
    • Finish
      Longish finish, peppery, some strong coffee, orange zest and bitter herbs.

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A lot of complex notes: acetonic, paint, peat, green fruits, chemicals, sweet sherry, stewed fruits. Taste and finish are warming with peppery notes.

  10. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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