Overall rating
90.43/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB204823
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
White Label
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
318
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
deinwhisky.de
Added on
17 feb 2022 5:09 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349.90

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2001 Sb

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.43 points.

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great bottling and a real flatterer on the palate and nose - very harmonious and without any musty notes. Can you easily spend an hour with it.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A very rich and complex sherry nose. Tobacco and leather meet a potpourri of dried fruits. It's definitely worth letting it breathe for a quarter of an hour at the beginning. First you have to put your nose into the glass, but later it would theoretically be enough to just point it in the direction of the glass. The alcohol is hardly noticeable. Pipe tobacco, vanilla, old leather, pickled plums, ginger candy, preserved cherries, dried apricots, marzipan soaked in Madeira, gingerbread spice, cocoa, gravy and a great oak seasoning.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful on the palate but still makes a very creamy impression in the mouth.
      Chocolate cake, vanilla crumbs, espresso, burnt caramel, tree bark, rotten wood, again the marzipan soaked in Madeira, dark chocolate, hazelnut cream, rum raisins, fresh and moist tobacco, leather and strong oak that hardly drifts into bitterness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish with vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, pickled cherries, hazelnut cream, and a very nice oaky spice that is slightly dry.

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Holzwurm scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. ThorstenH scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Wow, a drop for adults :-) Complexity has a name.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Round, some tobacco, different pronounced sherry aromas. It radiates age.
    • Taste
      95 95
      The mouthfeel in the stunning. Round, delicious, filling, creamy. I don't even want to swallow.
    • Finish
      93 93
      I have a hard time describing the aftertaste. Old and dignified. Very pleasant and long. Tobacco perhaps sums it up best, but there's more...

  6. Pins scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Reluktanzmotor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I don't really know Bruichladdich. With this one, the notes of my prescribers seduced me.
    When I read "Old Style Sherry", "Leder und Tabak" or "Dusty Book House" I'm hooked.
    After tasting it, I unreservedly agree with the prevailing opinion here: This is a really great whisky. Beats me to death, but when the first sour off-note has disappeared and the wonderful barrel aromas make their way from the glass to your nose, when the first sip rolls around in your mouth and when the whisky makes its way towards your stomach, then - yes, then it reminds me very much of the good old bottlings from the Macallan distillery. I would have definitely located it there blindly. Are the old sherry cask Bruichladdichs all like that? Respect.
    With a few drops of water, it loses its spiciness and gains in sweetness. I like him even better that way. All in all, another whisky highlight at a very ambitious price. And that is also its biggest shortcoming. For half the asking price it would probably be out of stock. Nice piece, 92 points from me.

  8. notesofmalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 2001 - 2021, 20 years, 53.1% alc. Bottler: Sansibar Whisky for deinwhisky.de. Expansion: Sherry cask (Hogshead)

    Nose: Oh yes, an intense aroma, tart, dark, dirty. Dry and slightly charred tobacco, orange marmalade, cocoa butter, malt and roasted nuts. The strong herbal aromas are also noticeable, because I find some lovage, sage, hops, maybe some tarragon and a hint of eucalyptus. After that comes a warming blend of cinnamon, pepper and dried fruits, sultanas and dates, but they stay in the background and let the herbal aromas still prevail.

    Palate: Slightly oily and sweet, dries quickly. The sweetness becomes stronger and mixes wonderfully with the herbal aromas, reminiscent of some children's cough syrup. Also tobacco again, but more like pipe tobacco with an orange aroma. In addition, I find peppermint tea, cloves and match heads, milk coffee and raisins round off.

    Finish: Very long, continues the impression of the palate, focuses even more on raisins and dates, warms with cinnamon.

    Conclusion: Many of the recently released sherry bottlings are usually just sweet or have been further matured for color, but here we have an extremely good Bruichladdich with great herbal aromas. Is the price justified? Well, if you look at the market like this, the bottle is definitely not cheap, but you really get something here. 90/100 points (2022).

  9. Will_iam scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    What is that please for an ingenious whisky. For me absolutely outstanding in its complexity and balance. A sensation.

    He may replace the Bowmore 20 David Simson as my favorite.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. MacUisge scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Caramel, toffee, dried fruit
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sherry, coffee, cocoa, a bit dry on the tongue, incredibly full.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dry, lots of oak, some smoke (on tap).

  12. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. firstmajor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Really beautiful, complex, mature. Very supple despite the > 50%. Reminds me a bit of Bruichladdich from the late 60s/70s.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  15. JoshNRW scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I recorded notes a second time for this time. It offers enough scope for this, because it is diverse and tolerates water or a change of glass for experimentation very well. The notes from the first evaluation are confirmed two weeks later.
    For me between 90 and 91, today I give him 91 and also at the second tasting clearly 91 points from me.
    • Nose
      91 91
      In the first nose you can feel the alcohol at the beginning and that's not the only reason I give it 15 minutes.
      Then there is a beautifully modern sherry profile with interesting notes, with the herbal part, which reminded me a bit of a typical couvreur, receding into the background.
      I like the harmony between subtle, rather fruity sherry and spicy herbs. Nothing here is overloaded or overfinished with sherry, as is unfortunately the case with many new bottlings that leave the whisky with hardly any aromas.
      After another 20 minutes, the typical notes of old malts with this classic shery profile of old whiskys, i.e. hazelnut and walnut, dry dark wood, old library with leather armchairs and cigars, appear for the first time.

      Water rounds it out and it reminds me a lot of a GlenDronach 21.

      For me 90.5, but on the brink I'll give it 91 today because it's a very nicely made whisky that looks finely structured and offers a lot of interplay.
      In the 2nd tasting clear 91 points.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Here it reminds me more of the GlenDronach 21, more sweetness, a little less herbs. Very great, pleasantly warming mouthfeel. Here I even have a slight menthol note at the start and after the sweetness it stays dry and long.
      Here, too, it tolerates water very well without becoming limp or losing its volume - on the contrary, an exciting woody note follows.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Nice and long, but it doesn't finally stay in the mouth either.

  16. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Plum cake, rum raisins. A potpourri of berries and dark fruits.
    walnut, hazelnut, tobacco. Hot chocolate, dark chocolate. Some menthol in the background.
    Overall, the nose is rather tart and only interspersed with sweet notes.

    Mouth:
    Gentle attack, lies slightly oily in the mouth. Very well integrated alcohol.
    Leather, cocoa, figs and dates. Juicy orange, blackberries, grenadine. Tobacco, cress, cardamom and clove. Walnut, a subtle hint of lovage.

    Finish:
    Lang, here the oak comes clearly to the fore. Astringent, espresso and cocoa, only very subtle fruit.

    91/100

    Conclusion:
    Great sherry malt, not overloaded, no sulphur, no overflowing oak. Is already more on the dark side and got wood, but is still nicely balanced. My expectations after the notes were completely fulfilled

  17. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Everything fits here. Already a highlight for me in 2022.

    Thank you deinwhisky.de for the free sample.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dark aromas rise from the glass. Top, a bit dirty, but just the right amount. The sherry is in a great interplay with the spirit. There is sweetened espresso, dry cocoa, typical notes of lovage, leather, tobacco, walnut and orange peel. I have removed a hint of smoke and a bit of cinnamon in the nose. The nose is accompanied by the deep but not too intense sweetness of raisins and dried plums. Everything fits together fantastically and there is a new nuance to discover with every minute. With heat, the nose drifts towards the gravy, but doesn't lose its character.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Dry on the tongue, full and incredibly intense at the same time. Lots of umami paired with leather, baking cocoa, heather honey, wax and again orange peel. The entire mouth is lined with oil. The sweetness only becomes apparent with the second sip. The dried plums and raisins are already there in the nose, as is the roasted walnut. You don't even know where to look first. Spices like cinnamon, clove, thyme, black pepper add even more complexity. In addition, the malt comes in super drinking strength thanks to the perfectly integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, intense with cocoa, cardamom, grapefruit peel and espresso. Slightly dusty attic comes through. A hint of salty rock lingers on the tongue (sounds weird, I know).

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