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Bruichladdich Links IX

Overall rating
83.90/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Birkdale, England
Bottled
05.2008
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105531703
Added on
04 Sep 2008 5:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 155,00

7 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

190 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Links IX

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.90 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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."
    TWE

  7. 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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