Overall rating
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2018 12:45 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.95

19 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 Cl

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great bottling. Not a sherry bomb, but a savory and sweet sherry complexity which is really palatable. An expensive bottle at € 140 for a 16 year old, but worth the money in my opinion.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Full bodied sherry, savory, creamy and very nutty, pecan nuts, peanuts, cashews, dried fruits like fig, date and raisins, leather polish, some eastern spices (cumin, curcumin), overbrewed tea, also a syrupy cherry like sweetness, in the background there is a mild smokiness resembling smoked bacon or ham drenched in salty soy sauce.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, both fruity and savory, butter and eastern spices, quite some black pepper, again dried figs and dates, also some oranges, almonds, pecan nuts and the subtle smokey meatiness from the nose. I would not recommend drinking this neat, but adding a small amount of water tuning down the spicy peppers somewhat.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and warming: figs, red fruit juice and a mild liquorice with a lingering spicy oak wood pepperiness.

  2. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very strong whisky with a long finish. No culinary delights with ambitions to everybodys darling. The is very edgy and the aromas are more on the hearty side, on some days it even looks smoky and impetuous. A whisky for special days. Also a matching whisky to experiment with water - 21.06.2019
    • Nose
      Very intense Sherrynote, the alcohol is very strong, peanuts, after a while the Sherry drifts towards soy sauce and maggi, balsamico, dried plum, dried tomato, fig, date, caramel, brandy bean

      With water, it is fruity and aromatic with ripe banana, raspberry, cherry candy, in the background remains the aromatic-spicy leather note
    • Taste
      Sweet, astringent, incredibly strong and fiery, strong pepper, has really steam can not hold long in the mouth, the salivation is intense, on the palate it is increasingly hearty with dried fruit and roasted aromas, roasted almonds, to the end charred wood

      With water sweeter and creamier but still powerful and finally a spicy intensity rolls over the flavors, at the end comes again a slight hint of peppermint
    • Finish

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great color, mahogany.

    When I opened the sample fresh, still a slight plume of smoke, but that disappeared after some time.
    Now smokeless in the glass, with intense sherry notes and woody aromas.
    Sweetish, strong, creamy.

    Violent beginning, very strong in the mouth, but nice and warm feelings.
    There's the oak, which shifts to the foreground,
    followed by an interesting sweetness of sherry: a kind of gummy with vanilla sugar.

    Like sucking on a piece of wood that was previously dipped in sherry ...

    That's a grenade!

  4. moe-tavern scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    What an amazing malt.. best of the last Claxton's bottling. Deep sherry notes with wood, not to sweet.. long finish. I felt in love.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. PX-Michl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. André scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wow, Ozoioio must be a fine lad. Heavy complex sip.

  8. breflex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Farmy, sweet sherry, butterscotch, caramel.
    Sweet and bitter on taste
    I like the ligther sherry or bourbon style of bruichladdich better.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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