Bruichladdich 2008 - Bere Barley

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Grown - Dunlossit Estate
Stated Age
09 years old
American Oak Casks Ex-Bourbon & Tennessee
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L161718 17/334
Added on
03 Dec 2017 5:11 pm by Cerebrum

Average value

€ 77,66

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61 × member ratings

164 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008 - Bere Barley

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Tasted at a Bruichladdich Master Class.
    Not as fruity fresh as the 2014 (6YO) bottling.
    A good dram, but I actually prefer the younger one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Zesty citric with quite some spice.
      Fruity. Unripe green banana.
      The longer maturation has added some darker coffee notes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A whole different whisky than it's younger sibling with the same vintage.
      Much darker in taste with some rich chocolate notes.
      Peppery spices.
    • Finish
      84 84
      More fruits in the finish.
      Medium long, slightly drying with some rather hot spice.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    malt well present with a singular freshness, seeds a little sweet.

    sweet spices, fruits on the fresh apple, pear a little cooked,
    the woody in place but it is the fresh barley that comes back to the end of the glass, a little linseed oil also very fresh, which gives a very singular dram.

  3. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 757: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhJFzCYQ7h0 (89/100).

    "There's green grain notes, slightly like would expect from Redbreast pure pot still Irish style whisky."

  4. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    On opening sweet, malty, custard creams, sucrose, barley sugar, slightly spirity : all this envelops an immediate slightly coconut note – which is quite prominent. Give this one time - at least 20minutes….. and it becomes richer and more complex. The coconut evolves into a putty/ linseed combo – the background sweetness matures – its whisky character develops. From the linseed - pears and kiwi fruit notes emerge. It’s a touch pricey but very much as I experienced at the distillery. I’m quite happy having bought a couple of bottles. A good reference point for what’s going on spiritwise with Bruichladdich and more unusual/ older Barley varietals

  5. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    wonderfully straightforward, fresh drops against a rich backdrop, without ifs and buts
    • Nose
      Gooseberries, apples, floral honey, vanilla, sweet malt (sugar cubes, as they smelled in my childhood); invites you to dream and meditate even in the present great heat!
    • Taste
      fruity, berries, honey, summer flower meadow, pleasant pepper; wide
    • Finish
      and everything reaches a climax with a medium long finish; sweet but dry character

  7. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at at Bruichladdich Distillery with various Islay Barleys. This was a great dram, with a full mouth feel and a dynamic nose with lots of rich malty notes and top fruity notes of pear, apples and coconut sitting atop a rich malty substrate - not surprising due to the first fill Bourbon Barrels. The most entertaining of of the non peated Bruichladdichs we tasted and well worth a punt. Fuller tasting notes to follow when I get to open the bottle I bought.  


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