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Bruichladdich Links I

Overall rating
83.59/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Old Course, St. Andrews - 17th Hole
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Spanish Oak Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
618105706781
Added on
23 Aug 2008 5:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 422.83

17 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

280 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Links I

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.59 points

  1. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full and lively nose with malted barley, peat, very ripe garden fruits, iodine, salt and spicy notes of mown hay.
    • Taste
      Full, very oily body. Beautiful spices combine with salt, iodine and delicate wood flavors. This is followed by some fruit salad.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly glowing and slowly drying - with iodine, salt, spices and some wood.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Golf

    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.

  4. magic_slim did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Highly collectible, because it is the first edition in the Links Series. Bottled in 2003, 12 years ago.

  5. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Good but not outstanding 2-
    • Nose
      Sweet, a little alcohol, a hint of smoke. I also like a bit of marzipan.
    • Taste
      Sweet, a bit bitter, then sherry notes. The Spanish oak also plays a big role.
    • Finish
      First sweet, then it gets spicier. The Malt stays present for a long time.

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