Bruichladdich 2002

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valinch - The Coming of Age
Stated Age
09 years old
Paolo Cortado Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2012 10:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 187,44

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13 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    No easy malt for balmy summer evenings. Rather a very demanding, powerful and quite elegant companion for long chimney nights. A solitaire that I find hard to imagine in a tasting of multiple malts. This malt is so extraordinary that some may not be able to do much with it.
    • Nose
      Powerful - if you like it! Intense memories of waxed wood, slightly salty, roasted almonds, orange zest, dried fruit and old leather. Broken brandy beans come to mind, which is probably due to the combination of sherry and dark cocoa notes. Spices like cardamom and lovage complete the flavors. Definitely an absolutely extraordinary nose. Very intense and promising.
    • Taste
      Voluminous and oily it acts on the tongue. He keeps on the palate, what the nose promises. Warm, strong start without feeling sick. If I had blindly determined my age, I would have been at 16+ years rather than just 9. The orange zest in the nose has become slightly bitter English orange marmalade. Bitter sweet notes mix with the impression of slightly salty, strong toasted almonds. Peanut butter comes to mind, but it does not quite meet. Salty caramel and dark forest honey. The Sherrynoten are those of a massive Amontillado. Quite a lot of old oak and fresh tobacco leaves resonate with taste. The barrel must have been very old but at the same time immensely active, if in just 9 years it could form such an intense and characteristic malt.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully long, warm finish. Slightly drier than the nose and palate expect, but not uncomfortable, fits in well with the coherent overall picture that conveys this distinctively distinctive Malt. Dark chocolate and the oak remain long after the Valinch has left.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/bruichladdich-die-destillerie-der-1000-stilrichtungen-29206/ Color: rust red

    Nose: wood, heavy sherry, raisins, rather fruity
    Jam, mocha / coffee beans, chestnut, smoky
    highlighted. In addition, notes of old Cognac, Maggi and spicy

    Taste: Sess and at the same time ultraherb, honey, sugar and heavy oak. Tobacco and herbs and even more bitter.

    Finish: Long, very sticky woody, coffee, raisins
    and chocolate notes, getting drier and drier. Dark
    Chocolate notes and fresh wood remain on the tongue.

    Comment: Extremest wood notes and that with 9y!

    82 points (nose: 88 / taste: 78 / finish: 81)


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