Bruichladdich 2006

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 50 - Graeme Kirk
Stated Age
13 years old
Calculated age
13 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
63.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
22 Dec 2019 4:47 pm by macog
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177.04

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2006

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Slightly bumpy strong and unbalanced Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      Dark berries, dark chocolate, subtle wood notes, tobacco, cherry
    • Taste
      Dark berries, liquorice, tobacco, spicy notes with hints of grain, some chili
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish. Tobacco, wood, dark berries, hazelnut, blackberry

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Very present alcohol, then fat Laddie notes, sweet grapes, strawberries and raspberries, jam, even with a lot of water, the thing stings like hell
    • Taste
      83 83
      A lot of alcohol, sweetness, a lot of heat and dryness, creamy and sweet with water, but still a lot of power and superficial alcohol
    • Finish
      85 85
      Heated finish, spicy and sweet, in the finish water even reinforces the stinging

  3. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The malt itself comes up with a brute force that I have seldom seen with Bruichladdich. The 63.1% ABV are so 'hard' that the alcohol simply beats the enjoyment down both in the nose and on the palate. At first glance and the test swallow, probably the roughest, most unbalanced CV that I have tasted so far. And I tasted them all but four. Adam has certainly not escaped the violence of the malt. But a hand fill as a single barrel always has its own character. So why not a wild one too?

    Pure enjoyment is only limited. The almost proverbial 'few drops of water' don't do it here. It takes four or five teaspoons to tame Graeme Kirk Valinch at Glencairn. Notable difference. The pungent alcohol has given way to a pleasant sweetness, even if the type of sherry used is not easy to assign based on the scent. The sweetness most closely suggests PX grapes. Grapes are a good keyword. On the nose I hear more heavy red wine than sherry. Add liquorice, fresh tobacco leaves and grated couverture. No pastry notes as they so often characterize Laddie. It's a shame, but, as is so often the case, the sherry influence is simply too strong to leave much of the stage to the distillery character. Incidentally, it should only be mentioned in passing - when dried in the glass, the malt developed the scent of red grape juice, very fine.

    When diluted, the previously powerfully burning malt now has a harmonious taste. Not an elegant palate flatterer, but still a strong representative of its kind, but now with a beautiful enamel. The somewhat unusual sherry leads, supplemented by a hint of vanilla sugar. You can find notes from the nose here too. The combination of fresh tobacco and liquorice meets a kind of wild berry punch with mineral undertones. Unusual profile. In addition, the oak sends its regards, various spices such as green pepper and marjoram. The peppery herbalism really only comes to light on the palate. Interesting structure that the sherry malt has.

    The aftertaste is long and powerful for a non-smoker. In conclusion, it can be said that the CV50 requires water. Point. For me, on the hundredth scale, there is a good 5 points between the malt in its initial state (82P) and the reduced variant (87 P), which I rate here. It's amazing how much pleasure a little water can bring. Quite interesting and very special for an age of thirteen, but ultimately none of the really outstanding Valinche crew.

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  4. macog scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very powerful, do not drink undiluted on an empty stomach, then it will kill you. But if you have already tried others, this shows where the hammer is. great sherry note, long finish
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very dry whisky which with its 63.1% almost kills the taste buds. The sherry notes are lost due to the high alcohol content. It develops a lot better with water. A Laddy Crew bottling that is not completely convincing.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 86
      B: 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. joep scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91


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