Bruichladdich 2008

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 35 - Margaret Shaw
Stated Age
10 years old
2nd Fill Mourvèdre
Number of bottles
63.6 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
16 May 2018 8:10 am by henryk86
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,50

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, complex whisky - makes you happy and I discover new nuances every time.

    The barrel is really great and goes very well with the spirit. Certainly one of the better Valinches.
    • Nose
      A real Winesky on the nose: grapes, berry, PX, dusty, oak, raisins, light acidity, laundry room
    • Taste
      Sweet-creamy, juniper, black tea, dark chocolate, nuts, dark-fruity, heavy wine, balsamic, liquorice, caramel
    • Finish
      A little salt, caramel, cognac, bitter-sweet

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the nose, he makes a nice move to a beautiful swan. The influence of the red wine barrel is noticeable. And if that's what ensures that the Bruichladdich dishcloth stays in the cupboard and the baby puke stays in the baby, then congratulations on the barrel selection.
    The departure should have been longer, however.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Undiluted, it gives little flavors ...
      He then awakens with four drops on 2cl. Red grapes, easily fermented. Malt beer and fresh bread dough. Almonds. At the beginning, a little alcohol was still noticeable, but after a short life, this impression is in the truest sense of the word: gone. Initially only hinted, after a while, the red grapes are strongly present and flavor dominating. Foul wood works its way forward, spices (thyme, rosemary, juniper berries) mix with it. Fascinating how it turns up at the beginning hardly existing nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red grapes, redcurrants, blackberries - a very berry-fruited onset. As expected strong on the tongue, but also virtually undiluted (in four drops you can not really speak of a dilution), he is not too strong, but clothes the mouth only in comforting warmth.
      Leather and tobacco aromas, almonds, yeast dough and even at the beginning with a certain pepper sharpness. The red wine barrel also dominates on the tongue. Less spicy than in the nose, but the pepper is probably too generous doses.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to short, hardly dry. The grapes and berries subsided, vanilla shows up at the end, as well as a portion of menthol.

  3. berarith73 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A winey (not whiny;-)) nose, white ripe grapes, wood, vanilla and custard, very fresh with alcoholic power that goes beyond warming and unfortunately turns into fire at times.

    One of these casks that according to Jim McEwan were filled at 68 or 69% straight from the spirit receiver without watering them down to 63,5%. Same as other crew valinch Laddies, this shows in the maturity of the dram: less mature, a bit fresher and much wilder.

    So modern but still very good. This is certainly 2000 stuff and whisky from 19xx will never have this style, but if this is where whisky is going, I am (at least partly) ok. Ha, whisky, not sure where this term comes in. Aqua vitae, ok. I might have problem putting it to the scotch side when drinking it blind, but on the other hand, this is its strength. A big strength. A powerhouse that has not much more to offer but power and subtle wine with a nice finish on yellow ripe but slightly woody fruits;-). 

    Certainly the 2nd fill has the wine working well (and not too much). The finish is what I adore most. Mouthwatering. I leave it at that.

    From a sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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