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Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB175789
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
01 year old
Casktype
Ice wine cask
Number of bottles
39
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5419980042613
Bottled for
Whisky van België and Buds&Barrels
Added on
01 Feb 2021 10:17 pm by gertvleugels
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

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3 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruges Whisky Company Rogia

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. jelles scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Starts with caramel, raisins, vanilla and then softly transitions to the alcoholic with a pleasant spark

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Bruges

    The Bruges Whiskey Company is a young distillery, active since 2019, in Bruges (doh!). Thibaut de Meyer is the young master distiller who had lost his heart to Springbank, but also noticed that good whiskey was gradually becoming unaffordable. He then decided to make his own whiskey. It will take a while before real Bruges single malt whiskey is on the market, but in the meantime you can already taste a few things that have dripped from the stills. Today I taste a 1 year and 7 month old spirit that matured in an ice wine barrel and was available in a very limited edition. Rogia is by the way 'holy water' and it is Old Celtic and the word reien would be derived from it. That's a big nod to Bruges, of course.
    Sweet, slightly sickly nose on butter babblers, marzipan, cherries, blood oranges and pancake dough. Finally, some blue grapes and a very soft, pleasant spiciness.
    He is quite sharp on the tongue. The GBC is very much asserted. And also the herbs from the barrel kick your teeth. But once the spirit has settled on your tongue and your salivary glands have quenched things, you will be pleasantly surprised by a beautiful fruitiness of yellow fruit, stone fruit and cherries. It's a tad sweet on apricots (remember those Superman logos?). It makes the mouth nice and warm.
    But what a beautiful, long, warm and very pleasant finish is that? Looks like a dessert wine of the highest level on steroids. That is just reminiscing.
    So you see that it is wrong to approach homegrown stuff with low expectations. I am quite impressed with this spirit. I already tick 2022 in my calendar to discover this Bruges single malt once it can bear the name whiskey. Kudos!

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