Bruichladdich 2011

Overall rating
85.45/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB136499
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Bottled
15.04.2019
Stated Age
06 years old
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
75% ex-Bourbon American oak casks and 25% ex-
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L163695 19/314
Barcode
5055807411615
Added on
07 aug 2019 9:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.15

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207 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2011

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.45 points.

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is why I love Bruichladdich. Transparency and quality. A spirit driven 6 year old age-stated whisky that allows the barley and malt character to shine. Value (£45) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Loads of honeyed barley grain and farmyard notes. Think buttered fresh rye bread and fresh hay. Also loads of vanilla and fresh fruits. Some baked apples and crisp pears. A citrus presence with lemons and tangerines. A light sour lactate note. Some barley water and salty seabreeze. Somewhat grassy as well and some savoury kitchen spices. The faintest touch of peat perhaps. Some distinct minerality.
    • Taste
      An oily mouthfeel. The 50% ABV helps here. Some salted caramel with vanilla and barley water. Honey. More cereal notes and some cracked black pepper. Fresh grapefruits, pears and apples. Bitter lemon rind along with more salinity. Some cardamom and aniseed like notes as well.
    • Finish
      Drying with some oaky tannins here along with more of the black pepper warmth. Some grassy, herbal notes linger in the background along with. More mineral and farmyard notes appear. More of the aniseed notes and some ginger as well.

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  3. sludgehex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Some white fruits first like white grapes, lychee and pears. Also a note of unripe bananas, followed by a little hint of lemon. Marzipan complemented by vanilla and pine honey. Some grainy notes like bitter macarons and sweet grains like granola. At the end some eucalyptus and sea-air.
    • Taste
      Vanilla with some unripe melon and pears. A clear note of sweet barley with some licorice and anice. Chocolate with cinnamon next up. At the end a bit maritime with hints of wet sand and a little note of pepper
    • Finish
      Medium-long. The licorice keeps lingering on with a bit of vanilla. Also barley and cinnamon with some salt at the end.

  5. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. VEF206 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Marcel74 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Bottled too young, the whisky is sharp, alcoholic and has no aftertaste 75% first fill bourbon and 25% second and third fill sweet white wine casks, they shouldn't have done those wine casks.. it throws it off balance... they should have had it better 4-5 years extra on those bourbon casks to mature
    • Nose
      Sour barley, banana,
    • Taste
      Thin, pungent sour that later turns into sweet barley.. too little development
    • Finish
      Short, quickly gone… really bottled too young

  9. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A light, refreshing, fragrant dram.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Tangerine, bergamot, very fresh, very fragrant. But the aroma does not last long. Only scented water left when re-try after first sip.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Light-bodied, juicy, dry, biscuit-y, zesty, also some coffee at the back.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Mild, not particularly remarkable.

  11. Tordeaux scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    That's very much we love this whisky. Therefore, when given the opportunity to try, I never refuse. Here and today tasting of five positions.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose of lime, Apple, pear. Wormwood bitterness. Some spices, cloves and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is sweet, floral, a little bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The aftertaste is sweet, floral and fruity. With a slight Polish and floral bitterness, as if you chewed the petals of a clove.

  14. Islay1815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I'm surprised by the high scores, this is way too young. The last version that I know (2007) seems more mature, but also more peaty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Initially a little cleaning spirit. Mango, grain cookie, vanilla and peat.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Apple, vanilla cookie, schnapps, pepper and smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Peppery grappa. Apple, chestnut, fig and smoke.

  16. AgentMunky scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
      5.5 // 5

      Strong, fresh, and winey.
    • Taste
      70 70
      6 // 7

      Sharp, malty, and berry-like with a creamy finish. // Much better with water. Sweet, layered, fascinating dessert-like qualities mixed with a touch of sharpness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      8 // 8

      Really beautiful, actually.

  17. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  18. Collegiate scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I always find these Islay Barleys to be a nice upgrade on the standard Scottish Barley release. Whereas the SB tends to be more light and acidic, the IB is more rounded and complex. Much more in the way of pepper in this one - enough to fool you into thinking it’s peated. Some lemon and citric. Hay and maltiness to close.

  19. Dagobert scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. galg33 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    – Bruichladdich has encouraged 18 different farming partners to take on the challenge of growing malting barley on Islay. What started as an exploration of an Islay terroir has evolved into supporting a community whose industry has shifted from fishing and farming to distilling. the barley used for this whisky are grown a the Coull, Rockside, Island, Mulindry, Starchmill and Cruach farms on Islay. The whisky is then Matured in 75% ex-bourbon American oak casks and 25% ex-wine European oak casks.

    Nose: This is really more robust and packs more of my favorite ‘laddie’ punch. for me it is much closer to the 10 year old (which is now not available), with a big footprint. Of course there’s the apple / pear / apricot combo with a hint of grapefruit and unripe melon, floral and grassy at times, and spicy as well with licorice / anise touches to it, a nit dirty (farmy if you wish to call it that) , very rustic, this is how Islay barley should feel.

    Palate: Citrus fruit come at you from the first sip, mostly grapefruit (and some lemon zest), more of the licorice / Anise combo, and a dirty touch as well. Salted caramel, cereal, and oak with a hint of tobacco leaves, pepper and brine.

    Finish : more tobacco, salt, oak tannin, grapefruit pith

  21. Querky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Absolutely amazing, love it!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  22. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A touch of hops and grapefruit, but also some dried paprika powder, herbs, and notes of rye bread. Whiffs of band aids, chalk and lemon peel too, as well as pear skin and tobacco leaves. Somewhat farmy.
    • Taste
      Proper oily stuff with loads of character. Dark and intense. Licorice root, ginger, cracked black peppercorns and pipe tobacco. Slightly salty too, as well as notes of bitter lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Lingering herbs and freshly cut grass.

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