Bruichladdich 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic Barley
Stated Age
08 years old
Oak Cask
50.0 % Vol.
200 ml 200 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 Dec 2018 6:21 am by Izzino

Average value

€ 74.59

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2009

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.46 points

  1. abuijen scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Second oldest in a tasting pack with three Laddies
    The youngest was great, this one has some more trouble opening up. First signs aren’t great. Actually it has been - the worst sounds so negative but - the worst Bruichladdich I have tasted up till now. It is not a terrible whisky, but just a disappointing Laddie. I didn’t know they made those, normally they are just great, even or especially when they’re young. But this one was either not ready to being bottled, the cask wasn’t doing its job or something else was off.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Young, fresh linen, cooked greens, slight pear notes and hay, not unpleasant but nothing special either. After a while there comes a bit of a cheesy note, which is quite unpleasant.
    • Taste
      80 80
      No water: sharp and young, the cooked vegetables are dominating and that cheesy note is there again. And once it’s there it is not leaving your palette. Hopefully adding water will make it better. With 50% you’ll have room for adding quite some drops.
      After adding a bottle cap of water (5ml) it settles down, less hot and sharp and the green fruits come out. Pear, stewed apples and a tad of marmelade also honey notes are there. But still that cheese or buttermilk taste. It is hard to ignore. Maybe a hot still or pushed a bit too much into the feints?
    • Finish
      78 78
      Sharp, hot, with honey and barley flavours, but again that cheesy note that ruins it.

      Wow I never thought I would come across a bad Laddie, but this just isn't good.

  2. Joint86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant, easy, despite the% alcohol.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Closed: wood, hay, green apples, vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Soft, calm. Dominated by vanilla and oak barrel
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium woody with pronounced bitterness

  3. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Colour – Dawn on wet sand.
    Nose – Candied orange and lemon, beautifully floral. A touch of marine spice and citrus.
    Palate – Deliciously creamy with the barley notes very much to the fore.
    Finish – A hot toddy.


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