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Bruichladdich Rocks

Overall rating
81.72/100
votes
237
Whiskybase ID
WB21982
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

€ 274.50

13 × in wishlist

237 × member ratings

1034 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Rocks

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.72 points

  1. 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.

  2. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  3. keizerjos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Peppery peat with little wood, fruit or other stimulating cheerfulness. Bland whisky that does not make a choice what it wants to be. The Glendronach Peated, which I can't be very fond of 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.
    Come on, it's a while later. As usual, I tasted first and then looked up my review.
    Well, I was right. Somewhat cowardly, thin and unconvincing - although I don't think it's dirty, ordinary, easy to forget, little characteristic peated whisky with a salty edge, honey and butter babblers in the distance. Rating unchanged.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  5. Deletethisaccount scored this whisky 1 points Expert Junior

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

  6. 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.

  7. Steviebee scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

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