Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Fisherman's Retreat (TFR)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 5
Stated Age
10 years old
Haut Brion Cask
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
28 Jan 2019 4:14 pm by dumdi_san
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.84

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008 TFR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bruichladdich's Port Charlotte just is so insanely reliable, it's almost as if they took a page out of the Caol Ila book.
    • Nose
      Smoky and savoury in the best possible way. Hints of campfire, embers and dried meat and cured ham, but also vanilla and fresh and fruity notes of pineapple and sultanas.
    • Taste
      Full on peat, slightly medicinal even, with hints of seaweed and a decent pinch of salt, but also sweet oranges and pineapple. Then there's damp oak, burlap and a touch of cardboard, as well as wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Lingering peat smoke. Long.

  2. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    did a comparison between editions no 5 and 6. 6 is the more
    lively and fruity, while the 5 is heavier and dirtier. you may say
    that the 6 is the yang, while the 5 is the dark, feminine yin.
    overall, 6 is more consistant and better balanced, but i prefer 5
    for the rawness of its malt. i guess i choose the dark side, then.
    • Nose
      91 91
      much smoke straight up.. dunnage and wet wood a la Ledaig at its most dirtiest.. roasted hazelnuts.. smoked meats.. aromatic herbs filtered through heavy velvet curtains of sherry.. seeetness and fruits emerge shyly in the end
    • Taste
      89 89
      difficult to put into words.. it hits with the power of a deep bass note coming from a powerful speaker system.. herbal-driven, a pinch of licorice, but not a little lavender and oregano.. it may go into strong oak and bitter territory
    • Finish
      87 87
      echoes of oak and some aspirin

  3. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Gorgonzola, lavender, chives, overripe figs, banana.
    • Taste
      Dates, slightly bitter, crème brulée and pana cotta.
    • Finish
      Long finish.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Described on TFR's website as a Port Charlotte - http://www.fishermansretreat.com/product/fishermans-retreat-edition-no-5-port-charlotte-haut-brion-cask/

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I tried a glass with my meal and liked it so much I purchased the bottle. The fifth barrel they have done - all worth a try.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Mince pies, plump sultanas, some spice - enticing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Red fruits, more spice, but remarkably gentle - leaves you wanting more.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lingers pleasantly - very nice.


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