Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2021 4:12 pm by Dramtastic.86
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 304.50

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31 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2001 V&M

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. GlenPiWi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    From the V&M facebook page:
    Does terroir matter in Scotch Whisky making?

    Tricky question and a one that is not easy to answer for sure. To avoid any possible doubt when we picked our latest Bruichladdich we chose one of those completely matured on Islay (we can't tell you how much fun it was moving the cask from there during a global pandemic with the majority of distilleries' warehouses on lockdown!).

    Today's dram from The Spirit of Art Limited Edition dates back to Jim McEwan's distilling years at Bruichladdich, matured in a first fill Oloroso sherry cask for its entire life and has been bottled at its cask strength of 53.4%.

    Much has been said over the years on the effect of long time maturations in first or second fill casks, but the ultimate choice resides always on taste, each cask has a story on its own and boy what a dram!

    Do you remember the "good old times" when sherry cask matured whiskies had that balsamic-old wood polish note? That's exactly what stroke us the first time we put our nose on this little beauty.

    Forget the craziness of our last Bruichladdich in Madeira here, and let's think more about pure class and power here. Blood oranges, raisins, old grandma's drawer and a distinct balsamic note make the perfect frame for the typical heavy character of Bruichladdich.

    A friend of ours created years ago the term "Future classics", we can't think of anything more appropriate to describe this cask. But this is definitely not up to us to say...

    Artwork by Oscar Contreras Rojas: born in 1986 in Mexico he graduated at the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, Italy and then he completed a M.A in fine arts exchange at Middlesex University, London, UK.
    He now lives and works in Florence.

    His paintings reminds us of the atmospheres of Tintoretto's and Turner's work, but reinterpreted in a contemporary key, showing us moments often taken from Mexican stories and myths.

    Here the inspiration was an old Mexican tale of the souls floating in an afterlife that recalls Dante's Inferno. Spirits in a hot world.

    Courtesy of CRAG Chiono Reisova Art Gallery

  2. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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  3. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
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      90 90
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  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    This came 7th out of 8 in a Valinch and Mallet lineup.

    Not everyone is sensitive to sulphur, I’m certainly the minority on this page, but this bottling is heavily sulphured. This is a flaw in my opinion as it completely masks any distillery character and simply becomes one dimensional.

    If you like spent matches and fireworks with gobs of tart red and black berries, then fill your boots.

  5. Gusto scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    To the description of V&M would be the wonderful integration of the flavors, nothing is left out.


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