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Bruichladdich Links VIII

Overall rating
85.37/100
votes
120
Whiskybase ID
WB3588
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Torrey Pines, USA
Bottled
25.05.2008
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Château Latour Bordeaux Finish
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
08/108 25/05/2008 15:19
Barcode
618105520707
Added on
04 Sep 2008 5:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 232.63

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Links VIII

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.37 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. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice laddie, solid and pretty tasty. The wine barrel is doing well. The nose is very exciting in my opinion, but the taste is unfortunately a bit one-dimensional.

    Probably great for the issue price at the time, but of course totally aloof these days.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh red fruits, malty sweetness. Appears relatively 'creamy' and almost a bit syrupy. Significant influence of the wine barrel. Over time, the fruits become more exotic and even sweeter. Some kiwi, mango and very sweet red berries. In addition, light toffee notes and a sweetish citrus touch. In the background, tart wood notes that merge into chocolate. Constantly accompanied by one of the rather 'funky' notes that you can often find in Bruichladdich.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Relatively tart, pleasantly dry, sweetish spices. In addition, restrained red fruits, which also go towards dried fruits. Dry orange peel and very delicate tart chocolate. A bit of dusty wood compliments the whole thing.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Tender red fruits, slightly 'vinous', somewhat bitter, dusty wood. Over time, a very pleasant bitterness develops. Unfortunately a bit flat.

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 85
      B: 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  9. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

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