Bruichladdich Links IX

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Birkdale, England
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 sep 2008 5:49 pm

Average value

€ 146.88

5 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

226 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Links IX

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.04 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Similar in style to the previous lynxes (VII and VIII), slightly more victorious in the components due to lack of wine finish, but, perhaps, more interesting VIII.
    • Nose
      Raw, cool, flower-citrus, malt, mineral notes, wet rubble, stone dust, sour green apples, fresh raw boards.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak, sweetish, creamy notes, condensed milk, toffee, shortbread, red currant, cowberry, kumquat, marinated ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet and sour, green apple, light ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, tangerines, warm, warming.

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose. Apple. Lime honey. Duchess pear. Syrup. Taste of pear, pear liqueur.

  4. vredensever scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is bright, spicy: spices (vanilla), sweet pastries, fruit marmalade (citrus), sweet apples, honey, wax, wood. Marine notes, minerality (stones, dust). The taste is sweet, spicy: hot pepper, vanilla, bread, citrus, honey theme, oak, sea notes. Aftertaste of medium duration with the influence of the sea, spices, honey, wax and citrus. In development, bitterness. Conclusion . Well balanced, sweet and pretty peppy Bruichladdich. Rating 87 (n22t22f21b22).

  5. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peppery, sweet cereals, barley. Winter spice,
      marmalade, grist
    • Taste
      Rounded, black pepper, freshly cut fruit. Dried peels, passion fruit
    • Finish
      Long, balanced, warming and fruity

  6. Igor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A good example this one. Not grand maybe, I won't call it a masterpiece in any event. Still it is amiable enough, good, decidedly good.
    • Nose
      Brandy-like fumes, pharmaceutical syrup, caramel, custard, barley malt, plum compote, confiture, cocoa, touch of cinnamon, marshmallow.
    • Taste
      Unexpectedly sour and salty in contrast to the sweet nose. Briny sea water, cabbage marinade, laminaria, raw oysters, mussels, squashed lemon juice.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Orange, grapefruit, salt, pepper, bitter chocolate, chicory.

  7. SpiritSafe scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    What I read, this one is matured only in Bourbon Casks. From the taste I would have guessed for some wine cask influence, because of some notes of sulfur and cooked fruits. Interesting one, but not really my taste.

  8. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The ninth addition to Bruichladdich`s long-running `Links` series

    depicts a hole from the famous Birkdale golf course."

  9. hsmithjr scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malted barley.  Spicy, with pepper notes.  Damp cardboard. Oranges?
    • Taste
      Holiday spices.  Papaya.  Fruit salad.  Oatmeal.
    • Finish
      Fruity and rather long.  Warm fireside.


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