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Bruichladdich 2011

Overall rating
84.81/100
votes
258
Whiskybase ID
WB122993
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-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.22

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2011

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. 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

  2. face scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. Pardes scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Unpeated is not an attractive word to me. But on first nose, this is something special.
    Dry. Spicy.
    The taste is incredible. This is the unseated whisky for peated whisky lovers!

    No water needed.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/09/bruichladdich-islay-barley-2011-6-yo.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. CaskCariot scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  10. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    delicious, sweet malt. Creamy and a nice summer dram

  11. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Delicious.
    Spicy, not smoky, strong.
    Well.

  12. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, malty Bruichladdich. Not as winey as the Classic Laddie.
    • Nose
      Barley, sweet fruits, citrus, wine, aldehydic, floral, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits, malty, winey
    • Finish
      Sweet fruits, winey, dark chocolate

  13. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Coull, Rockside, Island, Mulindry, Starchmill and Cruach Farms

    N- Rather exciting annual releases featuring barley grown at different farms on Islay. Grilled juicy starfruits and grapefruits with pinch of umami over gasoline coal pit, baked oyster shell and the identical salted caramel. Bold strength with delicate oak that enhance the sweetness from the American cask with a marine tang. (88/22)

    P- Savoury sweet, oily with pungent phenol and warm bonfire from the charred wood. Spicy, sweet tobacco smokes and underlying citrus-y that make u feel like slurps on a salty rocked oyster. (87/21)

    F- Long, balanced of sweet malt with fine marine influence, solidness and the weight are felt with satisfying heart warming finish. Unpeated with a peated feels to it, must be the mischievous "peat scented" air on the Island. (89/22)

    B/B- 89/22.

    Cereal- 3 / Fruity- 3 / Floral- 1 / Peaty- 1 / Feinty- 1 / Sulphur- 1 / Woody- 3 / Winery- 2

    Weighted Rate- 87pt. Better than 2010, but still liking the 2019 release.
    — at APW Bangsar.
    • Nose
      88 88
      N- Rather exciting annual releases featuring barley grown at different farms on Islay. Grilled juicy starfruits and grapefruits with pinch of umami over gasoline coal pit, baked oyster shell and the identical salted caramel. Bold strength with delicate oak that enhance the sweetness from the American cask with a marine tang. (88/22)
    • Taste
      88 88
      P- Savoury sweet, oily with pungent phenol and warm bonfire from the charred wood. Spicy, sweet tobacco smokes and underlying citrus-y that make u feel like slurps on a salty rocked oyster. (87/21)
    • Finish
      88 88
      F- Long, balanced of sweet malt with fine marine influence, solidness and the weight are felt with satisfying heart warming finish. Unpeated with a peated feels to it, must be the mischievous "peat scented" air on the Island. (89/22)

      B/B- 89/22.

      Cereal- 3 / Fruity- 3 / Floral- 1 / Peaty- 1 / Feinty- 1 / Sulphur- 1 / Woody- 3 / Winery- 2

      Weighted Rate- 87pt. Better than 2010, but still liking the 2019 release.
      — at APW Bangsar.

  14. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice and young. With grapes and saltiness. Hints of smoke und tabacco. Malt and honey. Apricots and pears. On top of all that quality and transparency! Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/03/05/ein-junger-laddi/

  15. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      green fruits such as grapes and pears, cowsheds and some cheese are even discreetly represented, Leibniz biscuits, cereals, vanilla, caramel
    • Taste
      86 86
      Malty-sweet, lots of Gereide, apricots, grapes, fresh young wood, a little sugar beet syrup, lemon and strawberries in the background
    • Finish
      85 85
      short, slightly sour and a bit dry, warming and spicy

  16. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    all is well in the Bruichladdich world of barley varieties and cask experiments! I really enjoy this dram.. its prickly, winey, soft kick to the taste buds, its fruity, citrus nose, the alcohol well enveloped in olive oils and friendly.. it is just excellent at the end of a day, when you don’t need expensive fireworks or sherry-heavy desserts.
    objectively, it’s around 86. subjectively, i’d go as far as 90.

  17. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. hzs275 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. KB201 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Islay Barley is distilled only from local grain. The barley varieties Publican and Oxbridge were used for the 2011 bottling.
    75% of it matured in fresh whisky barrels and 25% in fresh and refilled sweet wine barrels from France and Austria.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity with apple, pear, lemon drop, as well as grapefruit and orange peel.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet notes of elderflower and honeysuckle with roasted barley malt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish.

  20. DistiLesha did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The wine barrels did a great job!
    Very cool whisky! The overall rating, in my opinion, is slightly underestimated. For that kind of money - great whisky!
    N: 22 T: 22 F: 22 B: 22
    • Nose
      Signature scent: an elegant blend of burnt wires with Citro lemonade, reminded me of PC6, PC7 releases, healing herbs, meadow herbs
    • Taste
      Chic: burnt wires, white blue cheese, pleasant smokiness, Citro lemonade, bourbon sweetness combined with oily and astringency
    • Finish
      Astringent and enveloping

  21. yfalkov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicate but deep, interesting whisky, with an intriguing twist on classic Laddie style
    • Nose
      87 87
      Green apple, lemon, vanilla, fresh grain, melon, hay
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet pastry, bitter grass, wheat, nutmeg, white pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short, woody, bittersweet

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