Bruichladdich X4+3 Quadrupled Distilled

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
American Oak / French Oak
Number of bottles
63.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2009 7:15 pm

Average value

€ 198.20

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich X4+3 Quadrupled Distilled

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.57 points

  1. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The X4 with a 3-year storage in the barrel ... the first time that the spirit loses its taste through storage in the barrel. Surprised!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A silky dram with balls
    • Nose
      Whow! Sweet scents of flowers, dried grass and fruits. That comes in. Then the fine wood notes come through. And complex with a nice balance.
    • Taste
      A strong taste and silky mouthfeel. At first my mouth is numb by the alcohol but then the sweetness comes which is subtle and pleasant. The taste of cooking pears with a cinnamon flavor. Salty? And true taste explosion when you add extra air. Then more fruit flavor is released and you taste green apple and herbs.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is warm and slightly burning in the throat. Despite the powerful smells and tastes, these remain fairly short. An unforgettable taste!

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Apples and especially pears at the bottom of box in the nose, then a good dose of cereals. In the mouth, syrupy. The aromas arrive in the other direction. Cereals first, followed by fruits. Finale in length, delicately spiced first and which increases in power on the clove. A pungent note of smoke appears late. Enthusiasm 4/5

  4. ricallende scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lots of almonds up front with vanilla and sweetness followed by some citrus/grapefruit – Quite fresh and vibrant but lacking the alcohol assault I was expecting at 63.5%alc. Definitely different though.
    • Taste
      Hot as hell and very dry. Huge pepper notes yet really clean. Poached pear comes through accompanied by a synthetic flavour that is quite peculiar. Youthful and crisp, a real mixed bag.
    • Finish
      The finish is scorched earth, lots of hot spice. The dry fallow layer returns and lingers fading back to the initial nosing of sweet hazelnuts.

  5. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: There is no one alive today who has ever tasted quadruple distilled single malt. The four-distillation process means the texture has an incredible lubricity.

    Colour; primrose yellow / lily.Nose; Intoxicating. Sweet barley cereal sugar aromas are the first up, supported by floral overtones of primula, iris, mint, leiden and gorse joined later by muscat grapes with a twist of lycee. The oak then starts to emerge with hints of hazelnut splashed with bourbon.Palate; A lightness in both the taste and aromatics.
    The purity, the essence of the spirit evident from the first sip.
    Clean, fresh, alive, innocent, pure and untained by time and opinions. You would never believe its youth in a month of sundays.Finish; A beguiling silky texture which takes a lot of the heat from the mouth feel. Great length of flavour. A true first-born, debut spirit, a pioneer who has orginality and required courage,
    creativity, imagination and non-conformity to produce.Mood; Inquisitive. Devil may care. To boldly go.
    A real journey of discovery.

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. markkerr02 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2096%20Jim%20McEwan.html Test 096: Bruicladdich with Jim McEwan - 091204
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Bruichladdich 2001 Resurrection, 46%, 557 kr 10 points
    Glass 2 Bruichladdich Organic 5YO / 2003, 46%, 589 kr 13 points
    Glass 3 Bruichladdich X4 + 3, 63.5%, 757 kr 29 points
    Glass 4 Bruichladdich PX 1992, 46%, 749 kr 109 points
    Glass 5 Cameronbridge Grain 1974, 48.3%, Celtic Heartlands, 1400 kr 67 points
    Glass 6 Port Charlotte PC8, 60.5%, 989 kr 99 points
    Glass 7 Octomore II, 140 ppm, 62.5%, 1289 kr 21 points
    Glass 8 Bruichladdich Peat, 46% (Highland Toast), 447 kr 9 points Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Apparently, I was so fascinated by Jim that I forgot listing and score on a pair of whiskys. Bruichladdich X4 + 3, 63.5%
    Color: Light gold, white wine
    Fragrance: ????? Taste: Young, fiery, fruity, sweet
    Aftertaste: Long with sweetie, vanilla and chocolate
    Point: ???

  8. barryfox915 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Light straw.
    Nose: Spirity, smooth, on wood dust, with some pear and
    toffee. Diluted, the toffee flavours are getting stronger.
    Taste: Smooth, spirity, with some fresh fruity notes (pear).
    The finish is short, smooth and on new oak.
    General Impression: Bottled at a higher strength and
    resulting from the vatting a whisky matured 50% in first fill bourbon and 50% in
    French virgin oak, this whisky has more flavours than the X4-Islay spirit. The
    flavours remain however very thin and the flavours are mainly coming from the
    wood than from the whisky itself. An interesting experience. Maybe more for the
    Vodka and "eau-de-vie" drinker than for the whisky drinker?




  9. dicembre29 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Incredibly clean, with lots of lemon and lots of vanilla. Some orange, and definitely grapefruit. Even pineapple. Big woody notes (not dissimilar to a Canadian whisky…the old Alberta Premium releases, in particular). Vanilla ice cream and orange creamsicle. Chocolate, both milk and white. Lemon coconut macaroons. Pine Sol and an almost cut-spruce freshness. Maybe even a vague hint of mint. Softer than imagined, though, somehow.

    Palate: Oh wow. What an arrival. Enormous, and almost overwhelming. Citrus fruit, rind and pith. There’s a tartness and tang here I adore. Grilled pineapple. Again…25-30 year old rye (Alberta Premium!). A lot of wood here. Spice and sour ju-jubes. Candied ginger. Distilled fire. A lot of syrupy texture.

    Thoughts: Certainly not everyone’s cup of tea (malt), but I kinda dig this profile




  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one is still a toddler, but not a bad one if you like sweet associated drams.
    • Nose
      Young and spirity, so there is a lot of the barley to be detected. It is already quite developed on vanilla, despite its barely a scotch single malt if you know what I mean. It's also very fruity, on peach, lychee and almost candy-like (marshmellows)
    • Taste
      I would say: of course it's hot, because it's so young! Full on the barley, vanilla and sugared candy.
    • Finish
      Still quite heavy and harsh, in which elements from the taste are prolongued.


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