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Bruichladdich 2008

Overall rating
86.42/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB123461
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bere Barley
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Bottle code
L/162106
Barcode
5055807410694
Added on
27 Dec 2018 6:25 am by Izzino
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 84.95

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. abuijen scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    The oldest of the three in the tasting set. The youngest was great, light and vibrant. The 2009 was hot, sharp, rushed and with a buttermilk cheesy finish. So kind of mixed feelings up till now.

    This one, the Bere Barley 2008, bottled in 2018, a ten year old Laddie, for them an old whisky, is the best of the three. A thick malty sweet and a little spicy malt. Just the way a Bruichladdich should be. They don’t need to be old to be great, they just need to be great.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Immediately the barley sugars and winter flowers come at you, again with 50% it will deliver a nose. Some honey, beeswax and fresh fruits like apple and honeydew melon. Very nice!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not hot at all, very drinkable at bottle strength. The fresh fruits and barley sugars dominate with some honey. A little white pepper and ginger to give it a kick. With some water it is still nice, but then the wood spice gets a bit more tangier, so next time no water is better.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not too long, but with 50% it wil linger a bit, ginger and peppery. In the after taste you’ll find a hint of vanilla.

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, flowers, vanilla, cotton candy, candy sweetness, some kind of sweetness which I cannot describe
    • Taste
      Sour-sweet, ginger
    • Finish
      Long, sour, dry and oaky

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Colour – Pale winter sunlight.
    Nose – Green fruits – gooseberries, apples and pears.
    Palate – A honey-soft texture with rich and malty sweetness and great depth.
    Finish – A gentle dryness with a hint of oak. Honeysuckle.
    (bruichladdich.com)

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