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Bruichladdich 2011

Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 51 - Shaun Evans
Vintage
14.10.2011
Bottled
15.11.2020
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Vin Doux Naturel
Casknumber
3617
Number of bottles
386
Strength
61.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2020 10:43 pm by macog
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2011

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A deep, rich, shiny red-brown tone immediately arouses interest. Then the nose. Alcohol and sweet wine - sweet wine and alcohol. Point. Even from the simple Glencairn, the flavors of the malt are overwhelmingly powerful. The bouquet itself seems narrowed, almost pinched off by the high alcohol content. After smelling, the malt literally screams for water. The sweet and fruity aromas, which can be guessed more than enjoyed under the onslaught of alcohol, want to be freed.

    PALATE
    Of course, the first sip remains completely out of the evaluation, and yet, despite an extremely restrained and cautious approach, I immediately have the impression that I have something excessively hot in my mouth. Extremely violent. The second sip doesn't get much more comfortable. I notice sweetness, apricot and raspberry spirit when I try to break down the sweetness further. In and of themselves very fine, pleasant notes, but there are two catches. On the one hand, the malt is still far too strong in the alcohol to represent a real pleasure, on the other hand, the mighty wine barrel kills the distillate in a way that is otherwise only known from very heavy sherry casks. A Bruichladdich? Many would have failed blindly here. I do too, by the way. All right, let's keep trying, but this time with water. However, contrary to my hope, the usual few drops do not bring any noticeable change, the burning sensation is hardly relieved. Of course, that doesn't suggest anything good. More water? More water! Unfortunately, the Shaun Evans Valinch turns out to be an extremely mediocre swimmer. Without water it is clearly too boisterous, with water, however, it breaks down into its components and flattens out very quickly. Too bad.

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    'Don Krawallo is in the house.' The finish goes with the rest of the malt. Only after the pain subsides does the raspberry spirit reappear. No sulfur, in itself a 'pure' barrel, and yet a barrel experiment that I don't really like. All in all, everything is a bit very violent and over the top for my personal taste.

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