Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2008 6:01 pm

Average value

€ 199,00

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224 × member ratings

656 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Waves

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.92 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a good affordable islay whisky, which does not put off by its peaty side!
    sea ​​salt, peat frank but not taking, malt and sweet yellow-orange fruits.
    • Nose
      salt, iodine, the sea nearby, and a feeling of half-lit smoke!
    • Taste
      the smoked, the pepper, then the fruits, not identifiable, although on the lemon-orange fruit especially and candied, and the peat !!
    • Finish
      peat, fully in alliance with orange-peach fruit, the alcohol being discrete !! and a great finale, which explodes more with time!

  2. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Islay whisky, sure. Sweet fruit and malt. Peat as a base.
    • Nose
      79 79
      I'm not a smoke lover. But I think it fits :-) Walk by the sea past campfire sites.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Well done on the palate. He keeps you awake, solid and fresh. Smoked pepper fruit. With lemon notes without disturbing alcohol.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium to long. Reminds me in the end a little to our Obstler, but then clearly a well-made Islay whisky.

  3. Gere scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The light .. but existing smoke is the first noticeable. Then light lemon fragrance but makes place sweetened with vanilla sugar applesauce.
    • Taste
      At first a sweet vanilla note accompanied by a woody note. The citrus fruit note is easily noticeable.
    • Finish
      In the finish the smoke comes out again followed by a salty aftertaste.

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Notes from 2019-01-16:
    Subtle smoke and sweet, vinous notes with hints of grapes and apples are the nose in the storm. Over time, the intensity of the smoke increases and cooling, ethereal nuances are added.
    Not quite as strong on the palate. Again, the smoke is clearly perceptible and flanked by exotic-fruity aromas such as mango, and pineapple, with bitter orange jam and pepper.
    The finish is quite long, fruity with a nice chili-catch.
    Very interesting expression from the house Bruichladdich, something between Laddie and PC with great grades. With a little more power on the palate, it would have come safely over the 90-point mark.

  5. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    So this is a very interesting matter, but maybe it would be worth a couple of extra years in the barrel, it is so unbalanced
    • Nose
      Wine tones, wet gravel, seaweed, woody and a little peat
    • Taste
      At the very beginning, the onset of fruit sweets (mainly citrus and oranges, a little peach) followed by peat and spices. All this adds to the splashing salt - the spice is really distinctive
    • Finish
      Reverberation of wine, seaweed, peat, burned gum, salt and quite a bit of spice - the reverberation is long

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Butz75 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet with a lot of candied cherry, some raspberry and apricot. A very present, typical Bruichladdich-style maltiness. Peat, toffee and a little coffee. Perhaps a whiff of potato.
    • Taste
      Peach, citrus, peat, orange, malt, pastry, candied cherry, strawberry and pepper.
    • Finish
      More peat and more pepper. Malt, pastry,orange, peach and bramble.

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    It smells immediately fresh, fruity, but also quite smoky, I had not expected so, but I like it well, because then you have to concentrate on what else is floating there. Fruit well, without that I could name them individually. The smoke fades, he gets a little bit sprightly. The start is quite strong, can certainly tolerate a drop of water. I now taste clove, slightly vanilla, it softens a bit, but the carnation dominates. Not necessarily my taste ... Overall, no top whisky, but one who can provide in between for variety.

  10. Teekanne scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    A solid smoky whisky that convinces in the nose, but otherwise seems too trivial
    • Nose
      Ordinary peat smoke note reminiscent of a bog. Behind it are flavors of flower meadow and sea breeze.
    • Taste
      The sea breeze stops and intensifies with a tingling sensation on the tongue.
    • Finish
      First, again peat smoke which slowly makes more and more of the sweet place.


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