Bruichladdich 16-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Laddie Sixteen
Stated Age
16 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Aug 2012 5:28 pm

Average value

€ 117.01

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 16-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good malt. You can drink it well. I probably do not need a large bottle of this because I somehow lack the tension. But I would not regret another dram of this.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    delicious compostion - big distance to the 22 comes along completely different
    • Nose
      Orange juice, orange oil, lemon zest, peaches, light wax note, Acid - from sherry and from oak barrels, oak - ripe, vegetable, dry, spicy, tree juice, nougat, nuts,
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, strong chocolate oak flavors, some mint - fresh, cooling on the tongue, oranges, bitter almonds, more oak - dryness and tannins - vegetable sharpness, kakoa powder, apricots, no alcohol noticeable - beautiful texture
    • Finish
      tickles on the tongue, cocoa, nuts, pleasant bitterness, seasoning, strength

  3. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very "fine" whisky. Fascinating which span covers Bruichladdich from his "Laddie" to Port Charlotte to the Octomores. Somehow, he is already too "smooth" and at the price that is called today (90 €) too expensive.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balanced fruity matured dram.
    • Nose
      I smell ripe fruits, some oak, slight freshness from citrus fruits, and malt. I also get some sweet sherry notes which get stronger with time.
    • Taste
      The taste is more fruity, a bit floral and has a lot of spices.
    • Finish
      Slightly oaky

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A 46-percenter to rival any cask-strength whisky. Big-boned and feisty, if perhaps a bit frontloaded. Spicy and sweet in equal amounts. Beautiful maritime character with mere trace amounts of peat.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pretty closed-up initially. At first, there's a slight glue note along with some ephemeral florals (rose petals, perhaps). Then sweetness rears its head: maple syrup and/or creamy honey. This is followed by a decidedly musty component: old dusty attic or damp cellar. Even with time and air, this remains a shy fellow, though progressively more oak is coming through. Water brings out bergamot and algae / brackish water.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Builds up slowly to a MASSIVE hit of peppery spice on the mid-palate, accompanied by an almost equally huge blast of sweetness. Ginger and honey, if you will. Wow, no way would I have thought this was below 50% ABV if I had this blind! Definitely an intense experience and a fun ride, heavy on the bourbon wood. After a couple of sips, a red-berry fruitiness emerges as well as a faint idea of peaty water (rather than peat smoke) along with maritime salinity.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Clingy, oily sweetness with nice little cocoa notes, but the latter only become discernible after the first few sips have acclimated you to the sheer power of the liquid. Before that, it's all ginger, pepper, honey, and rather fresh American oak, which is fun as well in its own right, but not as refined.

  6. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  8. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F 21 B21

  9. EarlMobile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A delicious, round and pleasant laddie, even if it is no wonder in terms of complexity. But he does not have to, because he is exactly what he should be: a very nice "drinking whisky"!
    No comparison to the newer bottlings, such as the Classic Laddie or the Laddie Eight.

  10. ahroeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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