- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Whiskymania.de (Wm.de)
- Bottling serie
- Private Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Fresh Rum Barrel
- 64.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Mar 2012 10:31 pm
4 × in wishlist
18 × member ratings
29 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2001 Wm.de
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points
- This whisky is something very special. The coniferous forest will probably be remembered until the end of my whisky career (ie until death). It takes a lot of patience and experimenting with water to get it all out. Anyone who judges too quickly or is overwhelmed by the raw power of the distillate, will find little favor. But I say: MORE, a malt does not guarantee for all days, but if it fits, then it fits. Chapeau, whisky chest!
Without water I am standing in the middle of a coniferous forest. Moss and resin mingle with the typical fresh smell of the needles. Near the forest is probably a water reservoir, I hear a slight hint of chlorine. Now he comes rum and it gets cute. Honey melon, papaya and a very light Lagerfrerauchrauch. The enormous strength of 62.3% volume percent alcohol is very strong in the nose, here must water ran.
With water The beast has sting the beast and it opens: salted caramel, syrup and shortbread - a Bruichladdich just can not hide. The rum note becomes more exotic, revealing pineapple, papaya and maybe even an acidic kiwi. What remains is the coniferous forest that hovers over everything. I have never tasted such a flavor with any whisky.
In advance: I only tried with water. But also with water: POWER WITHOUT END! Again, recognizable as Bruichladdich by the typical oily and creamy mouthfeel. Again coniferous forest - does such a pine cones taste so good? Mint sweets and some smoke.
Now it is, contrary to expectations, very soft and gentle. Golden syrup, tropical fruits and caramel clothe the mouth. The oak is there and sets at the beginning of a spicy note with a slight bitterness, which slowly fades. Between the many fruits I'm sure to taste lychee out. Sweet and sour, juicy and very fresh. That's how I remember them! The coniferous forest has given way to a paradise of palm trees. Far away he is still in the form of a slightly minty touch.
- Like all Whiskymania private botts extremely successful whisky. Of course, the water addition, in order to really enjoy him, because he has with his 64.3% after 10 years, still more alcohol than New Make, which is known mostly (but not at Bruichladdich in the early days after the reopening) with 63, 5% comes into the barrel.
Very cute. Caramel, exotic fruits, mango, apricot, rum, also vanilla.
Like aroma. Oily, salty, complex. Additional light wood tones.
Medium long, sharp.
- Great nose, here comes the rum barrel super, the alcohol is very dominant. Not drinkable without water, here you can experiment great. With the appropriate amount of water the Laddie basic character comes through well, with salt and citrus fruits. The rum notes remain rather subtle, but still present.
edit: I have the original barrel at home. Pretty decorative with the matching bottle on top ;-)
- One of my favourites from the Whiskymania private bottlings. Hard to get the depth without adding water. Its simply to strong. But with water wonderful aromas appear and a not ending finish.
First of: ethanol, apple mash/sauce, some grains, linseed oil, dry leather, faint vanilla/caramel in the back (85)
A bit later: turns sweeter & spicier, butterfudge, wood becomes more noticeable, (84)
W water: slightly more vanilla & caramel, some spices, also more farmy than leathery now, (83)
sweet, malty, a nice spicyness, pepper, rum raisins, also a touch of meat (sausages...?) and rubber, (81)
W water: more grainy, lots of spices now, ricola cough drops, slight caramel touch, (83)
neat a bit too high strength, but pleasant fruit esters underneath, apple lollies, a tad metallic occasionally, (82)
W water: spirit is still noticable, spicy, grains & bubblegum, (82)