Bruichladdich Rocks

Overall rating
81.87/100
votes
249
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

€ 549.00

15 × in wishlist

249 × member ratings

1090 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Rocks

25 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.87 points.

  1. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  2. 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.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  4. 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.

  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

  11. 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.

  12. Segens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    You get a dram which is worth its money and nose & taste are giving a shot on wine & peat if you are not very familiar with these influences. Not too complex but a good introduction in the "smoke" world. For me a nice try but also not much more! Nevertheless happy that I had him in the glass!
    • Nose
      peat & wine sweetness. Alcohol not perfectly implemented but all in all not too bad.
    • Taste
      honey & smoke and a bit of ash. A bit medical and the alcohol is now better implemented than in the nose.
    • Finish
      a bitter finish which is not destroying the dram but by far the worst part of it and therefore not remaining too positive in the mouth!

  13. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  14. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  15. Butz75 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  16. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: fruits, lemon zest, ginger, oak, salty
    Taste: Spicy, malt, oak, fruity
    Finish: medium-long, spicy, malt

  17. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Light, bright and full of joy! A fresh, vibrant spirit brimming with the unique flavours of the Hebrides.

    Colour: Tea rose/ Wild raspberry.

    Nose: An exhilarating fresh and vibrant bouquet, opening with soft red grapes, redcurrant jelly, pomegranate and red apple all encased in an envelope of syrup, sweet malted barley and brown sugar vanilla.

    Palate: It jumps out of the glass anxious to please. The wine flavours wait patiently while the malt and oak display their charms. Then they emerge – red cherry, strawberry and spiciness. Really creamy yet retaining a coastal crispness.

    Finish: A malt on a mission! Snappy and sweet, zipping along on the crest of a wave migrating from Islay to France but always returning to the homeland.

    Mood: Gregarious. eager, enthusiastic, tireless. Designed as an aperitif malt, or as here on Islay, to be enjoyed instead of tea. Takes water well.

  18. mill scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Delightful medicinal, salty and mineral notes.
    Just a hint of peat which makes it all the more accessible.
    You can really taste the sea in this dram!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Kostya scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    this
    is a young but interesting malt, not too complex, but characterful, for someone
    who is tired of entry level speysiders
    • Nose
      (neat) mild peat, candied orange
      peel, figs, sweet and aromatic (fun!)                                                                                                   (water) honey, peat in a
      background, vanilla, ripe apricots, more rounded and viscous with water
    • Taste
      (neat) quite
      young on a taste, spirity, anise with some other herbs, turns dry rapidly                                                                              (water) bitter-sweet, honey, mineral,
       peat, anise again, cardamom, ash
    • Finish
      short to medium, ashy, coal smoke,
      very dry

  20. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic, like a good white wine with 46%. Fresh and fruity, then the oak from the Bourbon barrel.
    Tasty, stays relatively long.

    Incidentally, this Bruichladdich was initially stored in bourbon barrels, to then get his final in Banyuls Wine Cask.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  21. MY MALTS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous .... bought again today ... A fantastic "no age" ....

  22. MY MALTS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely recommendable "no age" Single Malt by Bruichladdich ...

  23. Moxi scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    A young whisky which pretends to be older. For this price a very good one. Definitely worth its money.
    • Nose
      Fuits, lemmon peals, grapefruit, raspberry, redcurrent, a little bit woody, peat but no smoke, malt, gingerbread
    • Taste
      Peat without smoke again, maritime, salt and seaweed, reaspberry, hazelnuts and pecannuts
    • Finish
      not very long but pleasant, a little bit earthy

  24. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lemon peel, grape juice, satsumas, mint syrup, bleach.
    • Taste
      A bit briny, sea air. Quite maritime in nature, however, the wine finish seems to have "candy-coated"
    • Finish
      A little bit of peat in this. Brine comes out with a bit of earthy tobacco.

  26. mmaclean scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Aged in bourbon and Grenache red wine casks. Youthful, with green grape

    fruit and a syrupy sweetness. A straightforward whisky. Not overly

    complex or long on the finish, nor was it intended to be. As its name

    suggests, it was made to be consumed on the rocks.

  27. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This appears to be the latest bottlng and is described as being unpeated.  It is currently widely available from a number of supermarkets in the United Kingdom and comes with a complimentary tumbler.

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