Bruichladdich WMD II

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 804.34

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139 × member ratings

475 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich WMD II

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      First impression: incredibly fruity, then a more spicy side quickly shows up. Light tropical fruits, light spicy wood notes, some dry chocolate, tangy sweet citrus notes, milk chocolate, juicy orange, some grapefruit, light tobacco sweetness, some caramel, some bitter fruit tea, malty-sweet, very nice roasted aromas, burnt caramel, herbs, creamy marzipan sweetness

      A wonderful balance of fresh, sweet fruits, tangy citrus notes, pleasant spiciness and darker tobacco and chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Light chocolate, intense sweet fruits, fresh citrus notes, light tropical fruits, slightly spicy wood, somewhat bitter 'oldschool' notes, somewhat leathery, herbs, slightly sweet tobacco notes,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Somewhat dry, slightly bitter, very tart, spicy wood, very slight association of smoke, subtle residual sweetness of the fruit, tart chocolate. Overall very powerful, spicy-tart and somewhat bitter.

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Feis_ile scored this whisky 94 points 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.

  7. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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