Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB182067
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
Landmark Edition
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
120
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
22 apr 2021 9:12 pm by Feivell
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.32

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 ANHA

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.47 points.

  1. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    sulfur monster
    • Nose
      84 84
      Campfire smoke and dried fruits. Some matches. "Interesting".
    • Taste
      85 85
      sulphur, ash and smoke. Alcohol well integrated. The dried fruits are in the background. It becomes creamier with water, but the sulfur dominates.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long! The sulfur is simply on the tongue.

  2. riegerjonas scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    2022-07-27
    • Nose
      91 91
      Directly a deep sulfur heaviness, dark fruits, dry sweetness, blackberry, leather, a bit musty, the sulfur (and the heavy smells) soften a bit over time and make more room for dark grapes,
    • Taste
      91 91
      Pleasant bitterness, berry-fruity, overall very similar to what the nose promises, and yes: also smoky, a bit like smoked eel (I don't like that aspect so much)
    • Finish
      90 90
      Earthy, leathery and deep dark berry notes

  3. whisky_alphabet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. mnljng scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Strong sulfur, similar to ICC Kalmia, but with notes of cassis, dark fruits (reminds a little of Bowmore), a bit leathery. Great malt!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A board from a laddie. Intense barrel, excellently integrated alcohol, sometimes even slightly weird (in a positive sense) notes. Class selected.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Hola! Not so stormy! A lot is pounding on each other. Sweet smoked bacon, dark red fruits, cherries pickled in schnapps, dark creamy chocolate, men's cream, constantly accompanied by a subtle but distinct maritime note. And yes: I can understand the smoke already mentioned here. This is very interesting! Smoked eel? Yo why not! Over time, vanilla cream and sweet, greasy BBQ notes follow. Quite a board.

      Oh yes, how much should that be? 61%? You don't notice.

      Edit: That in the empty glass, that could actually be some sulfur!
    • Taste
      89 89
      The continuation of the nose. Again sweet smoked bacon, dark red fruits, a lot of chocolate and just great fat-sweet-smoky potpourri. Is that the often mentioned sulfur? I can't say that I haven't really noticed sulfur, if at all, so far. Surprisingly maritime like the nose, it feels like something Islay comes through. A bit of peat mixed with dark, tart wood and fruit notes. Simply really good.

      61%? Nothing.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smoked bacon. Some charred wood, even coal. Tart herbs, a hint of dark fruits, espresso and strong dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. Slightly dry. Yo, that's great.

  9. Pauci scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Sulfur bomb!

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What the hell! Musty and rotten sulfur, cowshed in top form, plus lots of chocolate and smoke! Normally I have an extremely allergic reaction to sulfur and to be honest, this musty and rotten cowshed note excites me. Otherwise, a lot of burned wood and mineral smoke with dark sherry notes dominate. Today I refrain from adding water despite over 60%, I'm curious how the laddie will develop with a few drops of water ...
    • Nose
      Light copper shimmers reddish orange in the Premium Snifter, a multitude of small "legs" detach from the streak that adheres to the glass wall. Musty and rotten, dark fermented fruit, sulfur immediately appears (more pleasant for me) with the incomparable "scent" of cowshed and cesspool ... Slightly mineral smoke dissolves from dark grapes and berries, hints of semi-dark chocolate and cocoa powder, grilled plums, a hint of bacon left out in butter, spicy wooden elements and roasted hazelnuts, but in the foreground lies the dominant cowshed and sulfur note which whitewashes almost all other aromas. The alcohol, which is otherwise well integrated, tickles the nose every now and then, the longer I stick my nose in the nosing glass, the more the musty sulfur note disappears while milk chocolate with a fresh mint note comes into its own. Subtle wooden smoke stimulates the flow of saliva ...
    • Taste
      Wow! Acrid alcohol in combination with burned wood and mineral smoke numbs the tongue with the first sip and leaves a surge of sulfur and cozy warmth in the entire oral cavity. The second sip looks much milder, dark grapes and berries, raisins with dark chocolate, grilled bacon and apricots, cinnamon and roasted hazelnuts ... The taste of musty cowshed with sulfur dominates. Anyone who knows me knows that I am allergic to sulfur, although I find this musty and rotten sulfur note appealing. Chocolate, cinnamon and sugar, burnt wood, mineral smoke, a pinch of white pepper massages the tongue while the dark smoke and ash note intensifies and ends with roasted hazelnuts on the palate.
    • Finish
      After the burnt wood and nut aromas have massively stimulated my salivation, grilled fruits play with fly ash and fading smoke notes. Roasted, almost burnt hazelnuts are again creamy on the tongue, the musty sulfur is now almost invisible, but an intense note of mint refreshes the entire mouth and again massively stimulates the flow of saliva ...

  11. Najzero did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Before anyone thinks about seeking this in the 2nd market... you may want to have a close look at WBID: 183622 (and the marketplace listing... ;-) )

  12. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting and good laddie. Not as deep as the old ones (90/27 for example). But still great!
    • Nose
      91 91
      First comes marzipan with dark chocolate (like the Merci bars). Then something I haven't had in the Laddie yet: smoke! Smokehouse, smoker eel. In addition, typical Laddien notes (cowshed), fruit, acid and minerality.
    • Taste
      91 91
      As is the smell. The mouth is immediately dry to the touch. The smoke is also there. Probably because of the strong flavor of the wood. Easy to drink without water. The alcohol is well integrated. With water, even more wort smoke comes through.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Not burning / stinging, warming and long at full alcohol strength

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