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Overall rating 62 votes 88.47
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 5:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

8 Notes

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
23 Aug 2017 11:26 am
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose
Плотный, насыщенный, дым, теплые прогоревшие угли, зола, сухой торф, на заднем плане - лимонные корки, копчёности, новые кожаные изделия, не спиртуозен.


Taste
Мощная сладко-дымная атака с перцем и углем, лимон, жжёный сахар - очень приятно, крепость абсолютно не ощущается.


Finish
Сладкое с кислинкой на дымно-торфяном фоне, немного древесной горечи.


Comments
Я как-то обходил стороной данную винокурню (за исключением Октомо), поначалу, в период увлечения торфяной Айлой - из-за её неторфянистости, затем - из-за невообразимого числа релизов, разбираться в которых не было ни желания, ни финансов, но всё же решил попробовать неторфяной Айлы негоциантского розлива. Представьте моё удивление после открытия сэмпла и первого носа - из всего разнообразия релизов мне попался самый что ни на есть торфяной ( да, нужно внимательнее разглядывать этикетки). 

Ну да ближе к делу - перед нами образец прекрасного торфяного виски, мощного, молодого, глубокого и достаточно разнообразного в оттенках и тонах; питкий, абсолютно не спиртуозный, прекрасная работа с высокой крепостью - в общем всё то что мы ждём от молодой Айлы.


Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
16 Jun 2017 12:41 am
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
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.

Comments

Briljant at this age... amazing spirit from Bruichladdich.

Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Review note
14 Aug 2015 10:31 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 89 points
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"!!
Weighted Rate
88.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
80
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
02 Aug 2014 11:23 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
88
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Ras Mazunga
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga Note
24 Aug 2013 1:13 am
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 90 points

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

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WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Tasting note
14 Mar 2012 6:39 pm
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
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.

Comments

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.

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Lafroy
Expert Senior Lafroy Note
15 Jan 2012 1:29 pm
Lafroy gave this whisky 89 points

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.

Lafroy
Expert Senior Lafroy Review note
15 Jan 2012 1:36 pm
Lafroy gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
90

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