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

€ 115,94

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 16-year-old

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.39 points

  1. 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

  2. amann1 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

  3. matts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Character: The orange oil among the whiskys. A filling that offers a buttery mouthfeel and a really oily texture. Not really varied, but orange, malt and oak really play together really well here.
    Rating: A delicious but somehow strange filling. I really like this orange oil, but my 5cl sample was almost used up in null commanix and a real big bottle impulse might not set. From me there are good and delicious 87 points.
    • Nose
      Already on the first impression very fruity and slightly creamy. Accompanied by a delicate touch of vanilla, there are intense orange oil, orange zest and a few splashes of lime juice. Ripe pears and apricots emphasize the light-fruited profile. Subliminally, some honey resonates. In addition, there is consistently a tart, spicy note that reminds me of young tree bark and a freshly mown cereal field. Over time, the fresh fruitiness of the nose becomes more flowery. For a moment it seems to me as if I had stuck my nose deep in a petunia. Then come back to the orange oil and the orange peel. Overall, a delicious, uncomplicated and comparatively light nose.
    • Taste
      Remarkably gentle and surprisingly sweet, the drop hits the tongue. Sweet orange juice runs oily and almost as in slow motion in the mouth. Ripe mountain peaches join and slowly sweet malted barley works its way forward. Gradually, the oak sets more and more accents. Slowly unfolds a beautiful, tart woody taste and it is increasingly nutty. Almonds and tart chocolate come through and something slightly dusty in the beautiful texture gives the impression as if there were cocoa powder on the tongue. Incidentally, there is also a pinch of white pepper in between. Although it does not last very long in the foreground, but provides subtle but interesting spiciness. The transition to the finish is remarkably sweetish-oily-spicy. This bottling is dangerously good. Quite inevitably, I have to refill the second time already.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long. Orange oil, orange juice and slightly sparkling grated orange peel provide the tone. In addition there are white pepper, barley malt and a delicious oak flavor. Not too complex, but very round and harmonious, the drop sounds.

  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. 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.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A 46-percenter to rival any cask-strength whisky. Big-boned and feisty, if perhaps a bit frontloaded. Spicy and sweet in equal amounts. Wakes you right up!
    • Nose
      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
      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 that may hint at the use of a few sherry casks as well, but I may be off on that one.
    • Finish
      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, and honey, which is fun as well in its own right, but not as refined.

  7. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  9. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F 21 B21

  10. 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.


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