Bruichladdich Links VIII

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Torrey Pines, USA
Stated Age
15 years old
Château Latour Bordeaux Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
08/108 25/05/2008 15:19
Added on
04 Sep 2008 5:42 pm

Average value

€ 238.98

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Links VIII

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.17 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting. 

    A simple but easy-to-sip dram, recommended to enjoy without "analysis paralysis"...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is old gold and the texture shows small tears with slow legs. The nose offers a fine combination of malty and winey aromas with no one dominating the other. It is not complex but nicely balanced with some spices in the background.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sweet and quite quaffable but a little simple too. Water is not needed.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The whisky arrives warming and a little coating on the palate with a minor astringent feeling. The finish is of medium length with more spicy flavours (peppers, ginger, some salt) and without bitter-drying-astringent moments.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very well done, without being remarkable. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1631
    • Nose
      Beautiful crunchy cereals. Fresh and salty. Some fruits - berries: blackcurrant. Promise to be juicy. Integration of alcohol a bit limited. Balanced but not very intense either.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, well balanced spices, a little bitterness, just very fruity. We find everything, it's very nice if not memorable.
    • Finish
      Easy, which pecks slightly with spices.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad, but quite closed mantle, not very diverse in the components, but quite saturated and dense for its age and strength.
    • Nose
      Fresh, sea, lemon, floral notes, sour green apples, lemonade, light mineral tones, generally quite closed.
    • Taste
      Oak-peppery, sweet, slightly astringent, herbal bitterness, orange peels, cream.
    • Finish
      Dry herbs, bitter-sweet with light lime sour, confectionery notes, cream, sweet, burnt rusks.

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose. The smell of Bourbon. Buckwheat honey. Dark custard. Taste. Sweet, plum, and sticky. The aftertaste is sweet with bitterness.

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is funny; the barrel somehow dominates
    nothing for me
    • Nose
      malty, sweet, cheese
    • Taste
      soft and round on the palate
      Cheese, oak, nut
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      harsh, fruity

  7. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex, but enjoyable nonetheless
    • Nose
      Chocolate, blackcurrant jam, fresh and coastal notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity (melons), peppery
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, spicy

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    First whiffs picks up garden fresh aromas of rose petals, jasmine and grain; further aeration stimulates elements of spice, newly tanned leather, citrus and grapes. Palate entry is wonderfully floral, fruity and winey; midpalate features spicy notes that complement the assertive grainy alcohol. Finishes medium-long, astringent, crisp, winey and satisfying

  10. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The eighth addition to Bruichladdich`s long-running `Links` series depicts a hole from the Torrey Pines golf course in the USA."


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