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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Taste of Whisky (TTOW)
Bottling serie
Whisky Elements - The Water #3
Vintage
20.07.2005
Bottled
08.04.2019
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1002
Number of bottles
292
Strength
64.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2019 10:24 am by Sendilkelm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135,00

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85 × member ratings

133 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2005 TTOW

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. Hector_Savage scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    He needs time in the glass, at least 30 minutes, then the scarce 65% but surprisingly well involved.
    It reminds me, by the slightly earthy note, of a barrel of whisky broker (Cask 1427), which was also filled in 2005, but this note was much stronger there.
    Not a typical fruit sherry cask, rather an old library where coffee was drunk and cigar smoked on a leather couch.
    I love this kind of sherrycasks as they mean variety.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Here you have old leather with a proper patina on it, lots of chocolate and tobacco, pretzel sticks, beechnuts, a bit wet soil and coffee beans join it.
      The whole paired with a nice malty sweetie.
      Dark heavy fruits (in the form of sweetened dates, raisins & plum jam) try, but fail to penetrate properly.
      The Laddiecharakter is indeed quite overrun but still recognize, then comes some orange zest added.
      Really great nose!
    • Taste
      90 90
      He pushes neatly, like in the nose with a lot of chocolate; the dark bittersweet fraction with high cocoa content.
      Then it gets a bit nutty (freshly cracked walnuts and Brazil nuts), plus some acidity and a slight bitter note, in addition a decent portion of tobacco as before in the nose.
      Overall, very warm, full-bodied and dry.
      The palate is really great, albeit a balancing act at the same time.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dry, and here also some oak, which I had almost nothing in the nose and on the palate.
      The bittersweet chocolate and the other old flavors remain sticky for a long time

  2. Najzero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Premature rating from my side (1,5 cl from a sample bottle directly after eating very spicy food 60 minutes earlier). 88 Points.
    But my tounge was on fire because of it's high abv%. Could be corrected even more points up... it delivers quite alot and I only spent 15 minutes with it.

    (it's somewhat funny, I defend my 88.. EIGHTY EIGHT - ! - rating because its the lowest)

    Edit: Rating went up to 90. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a dram with 50% abv beforehand, then let it rest for quite some time in the glass.
    It has dark chocolate, leather and sherry to it.
    It is quite harsh, but damn, it is very good.
    I am very glad I got a bottle plus a sample.

  3. amesy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this private bottling out of Poland. It's spectacular.
    The nose is molten butterscotch studded with all the dried fruits. The alcohol is so well integrated you'd never guess the hazmat-level ABV. It smells "thick" if that makes any sense, I haven't experienced another whisky like this and I'm at a loss to describe it more effectively.
    The palate is a cascade of stewed dark fruit but the sweet malt is still there along with that touch of Bruichladdich buttermilk. The ABV does come through now with a punch of heat, but the flavours are so big that you almost don't notice. Everything feels highly concentrated, so it's very much like a boozy fruit rollup.
    Finish is loooong. Like, crazy long. The fruit sticks around and is joined by some nice leather and a really interesting flinty, earthy minerality that stayed with me until I brushed my teeth over an hour later.
    This is one gorgeous whisky.
    Sláinte!

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. MortenMacAlabur scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Powerful, Sherried, quite dry and spicy - makes your mouth water run. Nutty and creamy finish. Long and warm

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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