Bruichladdich 2009 - The Organic

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
08 years old
American Oak Casks ex-Bourbon & Tennessee
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L/161719 17/333
Added on
03 Dec 2017 5:05 pm by Cerebrum

Average value

€ 81.75

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2009 - The Organic

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    S 7
    A love it or hate it Bruichladdich. Good strength with a very sweet mouthfeel, a bit too much barley sugar for me. But you can still taste its new make flavours even if it's aged for 8 years, interesting.

    N 26
    Fresh & clean. Citrusy & grassy. Barley sugar (new-make sweetness). A whiff of sea breeze. More umami when time passed.

    P 25
    Rich & creamy. Very malty. Fresh hay. Touch of vanilla and peppery spices. Toasted oak. And more barley sugar.

    F 24
    Mid finish. More toasted oak. Malty. Mild black pepper. Mildly fruity & sweet. A touch waxy towards the very end.

  2. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. sakis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lime, oats, cardboard, crisp slightly sour apples, vanilla custard, creme brulee, citrus fruits, malt, earth, hay, a sprinkle of salt. The palate is sweeter and fruitier than the nose. The finish is quite long. A touch of water helps massively, and surprisingly adds a bit of heft to the texture. A very engaging whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich The Organic 2009 - 2017, 8 years, 50% alc. Original bottling. Ageing: American oak, bourbon casks

    Nose: Malt, lime and chalk meet dandelion and damp meadow, lemongrass. This is followed by various fruit aromas, including lime, kiwi and apples. With a little time the malt turns into biscuits, I find different biscuits.

    Palate: Exciting, sweet and strong at the same time, slightly salty. Where do I begin…. Lemon candies and yellow gummy bears, some seawater and lychee. I also perceive an enigmatic vanilla throughout. I find the lemongrass again, but also lemon balm and sage, biscuits and dark bread.

    Finish: Quite long, citrus fruits, malt and some aspirin.

    Conclusion: Young, crisp and complex. Reminds me of one or the other whisky from Campbeltown, very successful. 87/100 points (2022)


  7. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  8. Will_iam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: bubblegum and French vanilla
    Palate: Cream soda and bicarbonate of soda
    Finish: Nice biscuits

  10. MetalWarrior scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Well balanced, quite sweet (barley sugar) after adding enough water. Could be a bit more complex. Just taste-wise I'd give it 86 points, but since it's a good integrity bottling, organic, and not too expensive, it deserves more, IMHO.


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