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Overall rating
84.97/100
votes
158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Bottled
15.10.2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sweet White Wine Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L162528 18/327
Barcode
5055807411615
Added on
16 Dec 2018 5:23 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55.51

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389 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2011

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.97 points

  1. face scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fascinating Laddie. Very multi-faceted with many flavors that you can gradually discover. Very complex, wonderfully balanced and varied for a young age.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh grain notes, vanilla, light tropical fruits, citrus fruits, a little caramel, great honey sweetness, very floral, light chocolate, juicy fresh apples, a little tangy and fresh, light roasted wood notes. After the first sip, you discover vanilla cream, light fresh tobacco notes, light crème brûlée, beautiful sweet fruits, slightly maritime touch.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fresh crunchy grain notes, citrus fruits, light tropical fruits, light chocolate, roasted wood, light fresh tobacco, dry vanilla, vanilla cream, tart cocoa
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very pleasant, somewhat dry, tart woody, tangy citrus fruits, light and green fruit notes, light, light wood

  3. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great standard. Dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Vanilla, grainy caramel, tropical fruits, bananas, mango, apricots, a little malt, chocolatey, apple and pear, light raisins and a few nuts
    • Taste
      85 85
      Chocolaty coastal air, a lot of malt, raisins, slightly dry oak with a little orange, hazelnuts, salty caramel
    • Finish
      86 86
      sweet oak, orange and raisins, vanilla, cinnamon

  4. ballunder scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A simple, clean, and uncomplicated dram that acts as a good introduction to this fine distillery. I can think of few (if any?) other distilleries that provide a 50% ABV for their standard offerings.

  5. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    On the nose : liqueur, some honeyed cake, vanilla, dry wood. Overall shy. After some time a little exotic fruits comes through, like a touch of unripe melon.
    In mouth : attack is punchy, raw spices. Smoother notes in the distance, earthy or farm-like. Bitter cocoa and alcohol getting more prominent as the spices make place. Definitely young.
    Finish : dry, on bitter cocoa. Gets even sour and leaves you with a lot of spices on tongue and palate.

    I liked this year's Port Charlotte Islay Barley so I decided to try my luck with this bottle. I guess it's more spirit-oriented and not in the trend of cask-driven whisky. I like the idea behind it but not the result. Still will surely try my luck again with Bruichladdich.

    5/10

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Like the Classic Laddie it starts with an astringent drizzle and then the cereals emerge, but it's very fruitful too, with melon, grapes, mango, a hint of lemon and vanilla to support it all. A very earthy touch, lime, the balance is established, between greed and earth. On the palate, it is creamy, delicate, quite pastry, easy to drink, almost floral, it looks like drinking rose water, it goes by itself and we enter a long and slightly minty finish, anise, a touch of earth and chives.

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    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. CaskCariot scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      easy Róse
    • Taste
      81 81
      honey, mead, slight sharpness
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    delicious, sweet malt. Creamy and a nice summer dram

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Delicious.
    Spicy, not smoky, strong.
    Well.

  10. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose shouts out "local barley" and "terroir" and is definitely the highlight here. The palate is simpler but after a few sipping it's definitely tasty and quaffable.
    Good job and vive le terroir !
    • Nose
      88 88
      A walk in the fields with fresh hay, grass and earthy notes (a peat bog is probably not far). But you brought a fruits basket with you : apples, pears, peaches, apricots, lemons and grapefruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The attack is punchy, zesty and spicy (pepper and cloves). Next sippings are still spicy but oily, malty, fruity (citrus, apples), slightly mineral and salty too.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy and zesty.

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