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Bruichladdich WMD III

Overall rating
89.49/100
votes
149
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Yellow Submarine
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry & Bourbon, Spanish red wine
Number of bottles
1991
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L/161720 17/354
Added on
22 Aug 2018 6:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 956.82

66 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

483 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich WMD III

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.49 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      In a word - nice! A whole basket of fruit opens up, the different influences on the legs flash over and over each other and complement each other wonderfully. Tropical fruits like papayas and pineapple, some of the classic ex-bourbon flavors like honey and subtle oak in the background. The latter makes it clear that this is not a young malt, but keeps - I like that - very overcast and not overly overly dry and spicy aromas. With some, the malt becomes even creamier and more pleasing, especially the fruit flavors become stronger. Well noticeable for my taste on the sherry influence, which is light and slightly dry. Overall, really nice nose, where you can stay long, long.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, fruity, pleasing and simply very pleasant. It is not uncommon for malts to start drifting into very dry wood and barrel flavors at this age due to the extremely strong influence of the barrels, so the Bruichladdich definitely does not give a damn. The fruits from the nose are back, now a little more immature and more towards green fruits. Also the sherry notes are discreetly noticeable, maybe a bit too decent. I miss the influence of the wine barrels, at least I can not grasp them in any way. If you leave the malt some time on the tongue, the dry sherry is noticeably stronger. The slightly red fruits (and also some oak) enter the ring and make for a nice change.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and slightly drier. Is there a subtle smoky note that mixes with the spicy woody aromas? The WMD III finds here still a pleasant balance and avoids extremes. What remains is a slightly dry palate, without any bitter (miss) note.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is a direct comparison between the Yellow Submarine 25 bottle launched during the Feis Ile 2016 and the WMD III bottle sold in 2018. Here is 1) the Feis Ile 2016 bottle and 2) the 2018 WMD III.

    That was very exciting. Can I now say to the hundredth, if exactly the same whisky in the glass was or exclude this, which would probably be simpler? Not really ..... Both are quite similar to some transient behavior of the WMD III, but it can also be that my brain helped a lot.
    But let's just assume that this is the same whisky and if not, then at least a very similar composition. The initial clear discrepancy I attribute to the fact that 1) has been waiting for more than 2 years in a half-full sample bottles on the tasting.

    So a few words to the WMD III itself: Air helps and works wonders here. If I let the respective first impression out, then this is an outstanding whisky and even the change after some time in the air you can classify positively under exciting, if you like. In the mouth, after the first sip, he was a revelation, a total flood of aromas, the combination of chocolatey sherry fruit note and tingling acidic components is great, the aftertaste then long, pleasant and warming. More please :-)
    • Nose
      92 92
      1) first suggest a heavy note of dark fruits before it gets fresher, citrus notes come to it, the whisky looks ripe and set, very complex, old leather, behind it come red fruits like raspberry, over all lies a slightly caramel creamier and cheesier Keynote, which also gives clear indications of the Laddie basic character, chocolate, rather whole milk, something acidic, which I can describe as iodine, slightly peppery spice, or nutmeg it could be, which makes a lot in the nose Fun, here I could smell forever ... ok, then back to this one, I can only confirm it once again, these are two different whiskys, this one delivers directly from the very good, totally chocolaty and the Citrus notes flash through again beautifully, wow the last smell before the first sip here is suddenly the citrus note totally dominant, reminds me something of citrus freshness at a m detergent, warming brings back the previous flavor profile

      2) ok, definitely different, fresher, notes of green apples, fruit salad, malt, looks much younger at first, I have here strong tobacco associations and mine also a trace of smoke to discover, here is the creamy Laddienote there, caramel and vanilla , slightly floral, the spicy tobacco is clearly in the foreground, it really takes time to develop and I'll give it to him ..... yes he actually opens, and he actually approaches, it's fascinating what air now, here too clearly chocolate, nuts, dark fruits, the sherry influence is now noticeable, the green apple remains noticeable as a background note, the age is here now clearly tangible, so after I have 1) finished trying, has the nose of 2) increased again, fuller, more intense and rounder, now actually quite close to the flavors of 1) at the beginning, I am very curious about the taste
    • Taste
      91 91
      1) oily, creamy, here too the citrus note is there and lies over the dark fruits of the sherry, interesting interaction, fish and tingling, also raspberry, the acid brings, some chocolate, but now rather dark, clearly oak there, the one indicates drier tone, overall rather sour fruity than sweet, which fits well with the oak, the whisky is also set in the mouth rather, the drinking strength contributes to the flavors play the first violin and alcohol is not an issue

      2) oily and creamy, nutty, also sherry influence, chocolate, oak, ok the taste also says that they are different whiskys, the second sip is much better than the first, intense, creamy, fruity, clearly dark chocolate, tingling of light acid, now I'm not one hundred percent sure, the similarity is bigger again, the last sip I let the whisky slide over his tongue and read the notes of 1) -> could fit now quite well
    • Finish
      90 90
      1) then explode the fruit, have now a fruit salad with apple and pear, grapes and even kiwi, again nice fresh and sour, also the wood has left slightly dry in the haunting traces, espresso to the fruit salad

      2) here very grapes-heavy, bitter oak, grape skin, dry and tingling, occupies the mouth, light peppery pungency, after the second sip now also chocolate, apple, also fruity, nice warming and long fading

  3. AgentMunky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      8.5 // 7

      Rich and relaxed, just lounging. Sherry? No smoke. Cinnamon raisin bread.
    • Taste
      80 80
      7 // 8

      Hm, maybe a little over-aged. Lots of sherry influence, a bit dry. Nutty and dried fruits. // Definitely needs water. Sweet, tropical, brown sugar, overripe banana.
    • Finish
      90 90
      9 // 8

  4. louich scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    That whisky is truly a jewel.

    Red fruits on the nose a light ocean sided smell ( very faint).

    in the mouth it shows the unicorn everyone is talking about, complex, fruity, and a very Laddie like finish that shows we are home. Very glad to have found a whole bottle.

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Definitely tasty and without missing notes, but a bit unexcited, there is a lack of depth, the wine and the old age in combination have made it a bit gentle.
    • Nose
      You immediately notice the influence of wine, along with a slightly oriental sweetness, herbal honey, lavender, fennel, damp grasses, a hint of toasted oak, marzipan, sweet malt, peach and bitter orange, a few wild berries and fresh cocoa beans
    • Taste
      Plum and tangerine, fennel, damp grass, sweet malt, chamomile tea, cranberries, oak laid in herb honey, very rounded, oily, soft, vinous
    • Finish
      Cereals, cranberries particularly succinct here, malt, oak comes out a little more, medium length

  6. markkuyper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. TechnOBY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. berarith73 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Shmotch scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Very nice and balanced whisky

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