- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Old Course, St. Andrews - 17th Hole
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Refill Spanish Oak Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 23 Aug 2008 5:16 pm
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65 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Links I
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.59 points
Full and lively nose with malted barley, peat, very ripe garden fruits, iodine, salt and spicy notes of mown hay.
Full, very oily body. Beautiful spices combine with salt, iodine and delicate wood flavors. This is followed by some fruit salad.
Long, slightly glowing and slowly drying - with iodine, salt, spices and some wood.
Bruichladdich has released quite a few expressions under the ‘Links’ banner, referring to the many golf links on the island. This was the first version, a 14 Year Old released in 2003. Today a full bottle will easily set you back around 300 EUR, while it was originally around 70 EUR. It matured on Spanish oak.
Ha! Wonderfully creamy and expressive nose on all kinds of yellow fruit – call it tropical – with Laddie’s typical salty edge. Nice combination of apples, peach, passion fruit and star fruit. I quite like this. Turns into a marmalade. Some eucalyptus and a trace of smoke. All very fine!
I could have done with a bit more body, but the palate is treated to spices and fruity nonetheless. Again a tropical fruit salad with some pepper, peat and liquorice. The smokiness grows. Unfortunately it cannot fulfil the promise of the nose, even though it tries its very best.
I had expected the finish to be somewhat longer, but no. Spicy until the very end, though.
This is the better work by Bruichladdich. Unfortunately hard to find now and, as stated, the price has become quite steep.
- Highly collectible, because it is the first edition in the Links Series. Bottled in 2003, 12 years ago.
- Good but not outstanding 2-
Sweet, a little alcohol, a hint of smoke. I also like a bit of marzipan.
Sweet, a bit bitter, then sherry notes. The Spanish oak also plays a big role.
First sweet, then it gets spicier. The Malt stays present for a long time.