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Bruichladdich Rocks

Overall rating
81.77/100
votes
224
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
THE RHINNS OF ISLAY: A LAND APART
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Banyuls Wine Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105701830
Added on
22 May 2011 11:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 322.20

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Rocks

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.77 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Peppery pie with little wood, fruit or other uplifting cheer. Bland whisky that makes no choice what it wants to be. The Glendronach Peated, which I can't praise either, has the same identity crisis as this one. Neither meat nor fish, sorry. I still have 3 cl, I will check again in a while whether it is my mood or the whisky.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  3. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The PLV of this bottle is just ok. Just as the whisky is no longer optimally designed. Mild smoke garnished with wine theme. Positive impression. But not anymore.
    • Nose
      It starts with a peat nose but the grape or wine mixes in with the action. I can't take this apart very well. I always have a hard time with wine stories.
    • Taste
      A campfire on the bank next to the distillery. Ashy sweetness determines the main course without being able to say exactly what constitutes the salty sweetness. Additionally lemon peel. So quite exciting. I think the palate is better made than the nose. But I'm not a smoker either;)
    • Finish
      A middle finish with bitter drying notes, it ends without asking you to pour again. Solid wine standard. For me, a whisky that has been on the shelf for a long time.

  4. Das scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one blindly, the question was to determine the cask behind the whisky. Never would have guessed the banyuls cask.
    • Nose
      86 86
      bit meaty, with sweet red wine. Delicious strawberries and raspberries. Additional a whiff of peat, meaty as in smoked thin layered pork meat for on sandwiches.
    • Taste
      84 84
      meaty, red fruits, bit salty. delicate smoke and peat.
    • Finish
      83 83
      ash, sweet strawberries, less meat. quality dram.

  6. Steviebee scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A neat Bruichladdich without age. Maritime and discreetly peaty Laddie exudes a great sea flavor. A delicious all-day dram.
    • Nose
      Earthy and with a fine peat note starts the nose. Discreet muff mixes with citrus fruits and fine vanilla or sweetness. Slowly, orange and apricots penetrate the musty peat, a pinch of salt spreads in the nose before the alcohol becomes more intense and stinging.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak flavors blend with salt and a hint of peat. Salty and slightly peppery pungency develops and heats the palate, bitter woody aromas and a subtle grapefruit aroma break from the very dominant salt and sea notes. Citrus fruits and harsh oak tones emerge.
    • Finish
      Salt, peat and tart wood aromas dominate the first impression of the departure. The salty sharpness still exudes a great aroma of sea and foaming gisch. Slowly, the heat fades and leaves a tart nut aroma.

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