Bruichladdich WMD II

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Yellow Submarine
Stated Age
14 years old
Oak Casks, Ace'd in Rioja Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
"Aged in Oak Casks for 14 Years"
Bottle code
Added on
17 Dec 2017 2:29 pm

Average value

€ 744,57

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121 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich WMD II

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I would say the part has a good touch of a fruit brandy the only nice thing was the nose
    • Nose
      light smoke, butter biscuits, nutty, fruit flavored dough
      sliced ​​yellow plum, myrtle
      some fall, honeymet, slightly spicy
    • Taste
      nutty, spicy
      slight alcohol on the palate
      then the fruits come and wood forms on the palate nutty
      the aromas are a bit diluted
    • Finish
      Wood, bitter, dark chocolate and some baked apple juice

  2. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Then the WMD II Yellow Submarine first bottling
     The only difference between them is the title on the tin,
    If anything, this should be the 1nd issue, but in fact all two are named wrong according to the naming convention. These should be named by vintage with the WMD as bottling series.
    As for the barcode, it is always registered as a continuous 12 digit number.

  3. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    very tasty. I did not notice much of the red wine. For a great story about the WMDs

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    OK, but more story than content.
    • Nose
      I find it difficult in the nose, shy, very reserved, some fruit, something old-fashioned, mint and a few bouillon cubes.
    • Taste
      sparkling, fruity, with some white pepper, fruit and a hint of vanilla at the end
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit peppery, tart and prickly, with time a few aspirin and still a nice sweetness.

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A really nice drinking whisky, whose great nose is unfortunately not quite reached taste. Nevertheless, a good malt, whose background, however, prices have exploded. For around 250 € the bottles are likely to be traded today, this is purely flavorful but definitely not worth it.
    • Nose
      Noticeable fruit and light smoke, for today's bottlings that would be rather atypical. Pears, apples and a little honeydew melon. Discreet in the background light oak and spicy herbal notes, which, however, rise in the ostensible Fruchtmuß.
    • Taste
      Strong start, but surprisingly sweet. Light citrus notes and sweet fruit notes characterize the picture, before the light herbaceous notes appear on the screen. The flavors are generally very inhibited. As if a thick dust cover were on the individual components, which one must first remove. In any case, in the nose clearly more concise, albeit on the whole very pleasant. Definitely not one of the "oak boards" of the time that kill you with tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium length, characterized by herbal notes, oak and some honey. No bitterness, but slightly astringent. Could be a bit stronger for my taste, but rather soft. The smoke here is only very noticeable.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2011]  I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting at Godesburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 75.  Unfortunately my detailed notes were lost but I remember it as unbalanced and full of flaws.

  7. Dieter_W scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    So if you ignore all the marketing blah-blah and only evaluated the product, I find this Bruichladdich very successful. As previous speakers have already written, a fruity, slightly smokey Bruichladdich. 14 years and still limited. That's screaming for lunar prices. Value he would be today between 70-80 € But the story is so beautiful.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very nice nose, unfortunately the tongue does not quite come along. I do not really like the metallic-berry note on the finish.
    • Nose
      First very light smoke, then a lot of sweet and light fruit, malt, cereals, a little mint (After Eight). Syrup sauce, pleasant and mouthwatering. Lots of vanilla and fudge, slightly alcoholic.
    • Taste
      First thinner than the nose. Some light fruit, again a touch of smoke. Vanilla, again slightly alcoholic, but not pungent. Rather fruit brandy notes. Something metallic.
    • Finish
      Mitel long. Fruit notes, slightly metallic. Somehow not quite round.

  9. Noface83 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Nose: light smoke (real smoke as from the smokehouse), vanilla, some caramel, toast bread, the fruity note is discreet and has something of canned Mirabellen, with time, the smoke goes back further and the fruit turns into ripe pear You get used to the smoke quickly and it flashes only occasionally - is now really fruity and honey-sweet with a nice dustiness and spice that waits in the background and is sure to strike in the mouth full.

    Taste: Strong, malted meal with honey poured over a herb bed, really nice dry (but not directly spicy), some apricot and then on the finish much wood and wild herbs. Bitter and medium I would designate the departure.
    The nose is still very promising without being completely convincing. In the mouth and finish the whisky falls but right off to mediocrity. For the issue price all right but not worth the hype.
    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I really liked the nose. On the tongue he was a bit too sharp at first, but then went with the time. In the finish, he was then too fast away. A whisky for the summer next door. Not bad, not outstanding, anything in between. wlk 17-4
    • Nose
      Fruity-smoky with an emphasis on the fruit. Some bacon in the background. A big spoonful of honey, vanilla ice cream. Apricot jam. He tickles his nose slightly. The fruity note is preserved for a long time, in between even giving it a go. Over time, however, it ebbs but then off and leaves mild honey sweetness.
    • Taste
      Strong start with walnut crisp and orange peel. For 46% quite strong. Almonds come, oak spice also quite fast. The oak spice flows into a fine herbaceous note. Now comes cocoa and toffee
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry with cocoa, toffee sweets and nuts. Slightly bitter. The fruit is only a distant idea.


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