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Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
75% ex-Bourbon American oak casks and 25% ex-
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Aug 2019 9:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 56,92

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2011

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. 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

  2. Querky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  3. 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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