Bruichladdich 18-year-old 2nd Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
American Oak + Jurançon Sweet Wine Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 aug 2008 10:55 pm

Average value

€ 229.50

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 18-year-old 2nd Edition

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.26 points.

  1. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not quite typical for Ayla scent, did not find smoke. The aroma is well developed and gaining. Surgically balanced, fit, smooth, consistent, sea, tasty. A small failure in the aftertaste, compared to other elements.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apples, mineral, rich, coniferous notes, banana, dried apricots, dry weeds, wormwood, juniper, eucalyptus or mint (cools the nasal receptors), meat in a sweet sauce, background fuel oil, hospital, bandages, oak, honey , melon, vanilla, pleasant sea salinity, iris and chocolate, sweet black tea, alcoholism is felt at deep immersion.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Melon, oak, salty, juicy, meat, hearth, ash, iris, lacquer.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fresh, salty and oak, juniper, melon, ash, citrus (lemon peel), long, chocolate, raisins, stains, oak too much (binds and dries).

  3. berarith73 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. daverdaz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Shipping Fruity nice tune!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Voluptuous and absolutely flawless, the balance and texture of this beautiful “A List” spirit is unbelievable. It’s total cruise control in a glass.

    Colour: Gilded Lily/Lemon Honey.

    Nose: The aromatics open on soft, ripe, honeydew melon, papaya & passion fruit. It’s a fascinating fusion and together they provide the foundation for the strong mellow oak notes which bring character and power to the spirit. On the third pass the lemon and honey citrus flavours emerge, adding a defining clarity to the experience.

    Palate: The freshness of the fruit caress the olfactory senses and provides the foundation for the biscuity sweetness of malted spring barley. What crowns this classic is the time spent in Jurançon casks which has added a sophistication and style to the shy sensitive side of this Island beauty. The flavours of sultanas and super sweet raisins add the magic that makes this malt truly unique.

    Finish: There is a refinement, a delicacy and a connoisseurship in the heart of this spirit that will appeal to those who seek new experiences, exciting and exclusive bottlings all designed and hand made with passion and pride.

    Mood: Decadent, outgoing, benevolent, mellow. There’s a lot going on here. This needs time and space – and a cigar.

  6. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The note from Alex (see below) refers to a different Whisky (the 18yo. 1st Edition). Only the 1st edition was matured in german Willi Opitz red wine casks.
    The 2nd edition was finally matured in jurancon white wine casks.
    This one is the 2nd edition.

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: fruity - peach and pineapple, leather, floral, chocolate, fudge and in the end some vinegar
    T: syrup, nuts, exotic fruits, wood, drying a bit sharp and mint
    F: vanilla, winey and orange

  9. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "The 18 Year Old - Matured for 18 years in Bourbon casks and then in Willi Opitz rare red pinot wine casks. Creme Brulee, Syrup, Toffee , Vanilla and Citrus fruits. The unusually tall, narrow-necked stills produce a refined floral, and fruity spirit. Distilled Matured & Bottled at Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay. Non chill filtered and coloring free for a fuller flavor." - Distillery


  10. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blissful aromas of vanilla, apricot, peach and soft oak with notes of honey (exotic) fruits such as mango, papaya, melon and passion fruit. In the background flavors of vanilla and almond in sight.
    • Taste
      Oak with hints of vanilla include, almonds, honey and passion fruit. A taste that as time goes on becoming warmer and richer. Notes wzoete of white wine, raisins and grapes are accompanied with burnt wood and earthy taste.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and especially rich aftertaste of a dessert wine with raisins and grapes sweet touching and slightly bitter finish. Very nice combination!

  11. d1scostu scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: vanilla, peach, very sweet, almost sticky, 46% are not to smell, rather weak and disappointing, salt ?, later leather, dark notes
    Taste: first powerful, pepper, coffee, oily, slightly musty / nutty, round and smooth towards the end
    Finish: medium length finish, light chili-catch, boring
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A second Bruichladdich 18yo following the successful first edition,

    which was finished in Willi Opitz Trockenbeerenauslese casks (that`s

    Austrian pudding wine to you and me). This time the `Ace-ing` (sigh)

    has been done with a different sweet wine: Clos Urolat from Jurancon in

    Southwest France."

  13. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A little "winey" for me, but not too bad.
    • Nose
      Fruit salad.  Chardonnay.  Oak.  Hay fields.  Pineapple.  Sea salt.
    • Taste
      Very tropical.  Pina Colada, them white wine.  Coconut.  Vanilla pound cake.  Hints of orange peel. 
    • Finish
      Medium.  Malty, then gum drops.  Citrus.


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