Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Fisherman's Retreat (TFR)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 6
Stated Age
12 years old
Rivesaltes French Wine Cask
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
11 Feb 2020 2:48 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.87

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12 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2007 TFR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2020] Another special wine cask maturation from Bruichladdich, some of them are excellent and others rather questionable...

    ...and this is more of the latter. Both nose and mouthfeel/finish are weak but the taste is nice. A dram to sip while focussing on other things than single malt whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is amber and the nose offers a slightly punchy (alcoholic) and wine-driven profile with significant wooden notes. The malt plays a walk-on role only in this setting and even oxidation or reduction with water does not help to improve it. This is not my preferred 'laddie nose, sorry.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste offers more malt flavours which are very welcomed to add complexity to the profile. The trademark sweet barley sugars of the 'laddie do a great job in this respect and even some fruits dare to show up, I like this. It is not layered but more complex than the nose and without any flaws except maybe a little too strong bitter wooden notes. Some water turns both the nose and taste punchier resp. more bitter and a further reduction blocks even more flavours, this dram swims like flat iron. I prefer the neat spirit.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The dram arrives warming but not coating on the palate with some drying-astringent moments from the (often aggressive) wine cask. The finish is rather short, accordingly and adds almost no new impressions but turns increasingly bitter-drying towards the end. Oops, this seems to be not the best distillation run at Bruichladdich (the mouthfeel and finish very much depend on the oiliness/texture of the spirit which is determined by the quality of distillation resp. the cut-off points of the heart-of-the-run).

  2. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/JAS7VVIeclA
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not the most rich whisky, but complex, very moreish and the opposite of boring.
    • Nose
      Feels a little restraint at first. A touch of minerals and pebbles, but then I finally get notes of plums, sugary porridge, damp wood and apple sauce—even a bit of burlap. Water brings out sweet barley, dark honey and a subtle floral influence.
    • Taste
      The palate is quite oily and offers a nice interplay between saltiness and sweetness. It's has a rather old school feel to it, with raw notes of heather, bandaids and barley, as well as orris root and pickled lemons.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Long.

  4. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 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
      freshly brewed coffee and cognac.. bread crust.. fruit notes become even stronger when diluted.. fine smoke from a very distant cherry-flavoured cigar.. mint candy and one of the strongest banana flavours i ever encountered in a whisky.. a little all over the place mess of things, but i enjoy it!

      pineapple sits in the empty glass
    • Taste
      91 91
      strong, sweet and very dry.. unexpectedly powerful bite after the almost evanescent nose.. a little, angry chihuahua.. great balance and build up.. so more like a well groomed puddle..
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and subtle.. nothing spectacular, just some mint, sage and clay.. so it’s like a reaally good mouth rinse

  6. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Charantes melon, lychee, pineapple, raisins, Christmas pudding, bacon and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Grassy, eucalyptol, charcoal, woody, pecan, honey, vanilla and thyme.
    • Finish
      Medium long.


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