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Overall rating
88.44/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Wood
Number of bottles
179
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2011 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115,83

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I somehow avoided this distillery (except for OktoMo), at first, during the hobby of peaty Ayla - because of its unreading, then - because of an unimaginable number of releases, to understand which there was neither desire nor finance, but everything I also decided to try the non-tormented Ayla of non-commissioned bottling. Imagine my surprise after opening the sample and the first nose - from all the variety of releases I got the most that neither is peat (yes, you need to look closely at the labels).
    Well, let's get closer to the case - in front of us is a sample of beautiful peat whisky, powerful, young, deep and quite diverse in shades and colors; spicy, absolutely not spirituous, fine work with a high fortress - in general, everything that we expect from the young Ayla.
    • Nose
      Dense, saturated, smoke, warm burnt coals, ash, dry peat, in the background - lemon peels, smoked products, new leather products, not spirtuzen.
    • Taste
      Powerful sweet and smoky attack with pepper and charcoal, lemon, burnt sugar - very nice, the fortress is absolutely not felt.
    • Finish
      Sweet with sourishness on a smoke-peat background, a little bit of bitterness.

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Briljant at this age... amazing spirit from Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      Pepper, peat and the Bruichladdich baby vomit.
    • Taste
      Pickle, citrus, seaweed and bbq fire. Just perfect...
    • Finish
      Pepper, vanilla, some liquorice, rubber and meaty bbq note.

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This malt is just a sensation! What a nose, what a body, what a beauty. It is an early Port Charlotte dressed in a Bruichladdich suite. Indeed a "Perfect Dram"!!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Tastes a bit too young but the smell is fenomenal. It`s an oily, peaty, harbour smell residu and I really like it.

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Port Charlotte with a straightforward, deep peat blast. Maybe not the best value for money compared to other independent Port Charlotte or the official releases, but certainly good quality.
    • Nose
      Quite aromatic for such a high alcohol content. Sweet peat and plenty of minerals (wet sand, graphite, wet wool). Very focused on peat but luckily we also find some hay and leather. Even tiny farmy notes.
    • Taste
      A sweet blast of peat and soot. Then the sweetness fades and the whole gets earthy, rooty and more herbal, with a soft zesty bitterness in the background. Only for peatheads.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy and lemony with some liquorice root.

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is definitely not a standard of Bruichladdich, unless you take Port Charlotte line into consideration. While blind nosed I would definitely shoot for Port Charlotte (it has this PC peat sweetness in it), while blind tasted I would additionally consider Laphroaig. Worth tasting, worth drinking, however considering the price of e.g. PC8 or similar aged Laphroaig the price is unreasonably high. Anyways, I truly enjoyed my dram.

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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