Bruichladdich Waves

Overall rating
81.12/100
votes
237
Whiskybase ID
WB3590
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Edition
Bottled
2009
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105556706
Added on
04 sep 2008 6:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Waves

30 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.12 points.

  1. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not bad, not great.
    The nose has something old school which makes it a little more interesting.
    • Nose
      Banana, apples, lemon, grapefruit, light cardboard, grain, subtle peat?, some vanilla, dry grass.
    • Taste
      Apples, grasses, the hint of peat and grain can also be found in the taste. getting drier.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Pleasant, but also somewhat meaningless bottling without any special features.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh, also with some alcohol, light fruits with pear, green apple and maybe apricot, subtle oak spice. At times, a very slight smoky note is noticeable.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Initially mild and creamy, slightly fruity sweetness, over time grassy notes, green apple, slightly dry.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, becomes dry on the tongue and slightly bitter.

  3. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In my memory the salty whisky work to date. Maritime and makes you thirsty for water ???? but very tasty, I almost liked it best from bruichladdich, there was less cowshed
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Islay whisky, of course. Sweet fruit and malt. Peat as a base.
    • Nose
      I'm not a smoke lover. But I think it fits :-) Walk by the sea past campfire sites.
    • Taste
      Well done on the palate. Solid and with a young freshness he keeps you awake. Smoked pepper fruit. With lemon notes without disturbing alcohol.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. In the end, it reminds me a little of our fruit schnapps, but clearly a well-made Islay whisky.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Butz75 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. wisekyofcourse 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!

  13. Teekanne scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    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.

  14. barryfox915 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold- old gold.
    Nose: Soft, slightly maritime, on peat smoke, toffee, vanilla
    and a touch of sea spray.
    Taste: Sweet, peaty, oaky, with some fruity notes (apricot
    and pineapple), seaweeds, vanilla and some grilled bread. The finish is medium,
    sweet, smooth, quite young, peaty and on pear.
    General Impression: A nice light, fresh and easy drinking
    Bruichladdich peated at 15-20 ppm. Approximately 7 YO.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting13.html#11dec09

     

     

  15. dicembre29 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Wine and whisky…whisky and wine. Tiny hint of sulfur. Whiffs of peat and smoke on the water. Touch of bittersweet chocolate. Dried cherries.

    Palate: Wine and crab apple. Sea water saltiness and a little citrus. A wine-ish familiarity…almost as if the Redder Still met the Resurrection. One thing I do often find with young wine finishes…the palate almost never lives up to the nose. Same case here, but not a bad disconnect. The ooomph of 46% is the perfect vehicle here. Fairly lingering on some nice tart clingy notes.

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=47

     

     

  16. Dyno scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Maverick91 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Top PLV for a seven year old :)
    • Nose
      Fresh sea breeze
    • Taste
      If you let it breathe ... It tastes very light smoky and very mild
    • Finish
      good barrel selection

  18. Roosty scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A Bruichladdich very well done. It's impossible not to like when you've been raised near the Atlantic. It reminds me of the seaside walks of my childhood. A very good whisky!
    • Nose
      Salty, smoky, spicy. Oysters, seaside, iodine, rocks covered with seaweed.
    • Taste
      Salty, smoky, spicy. Peppered attack. Some notes of fruit, lemon, seaside, iodine, fresh grass. Powerful but not aggressive. Good peat notes.
    • Finish
      Fruity, smoke, peat. The salt has disappeared. Rather short.

  19. Zazaz scored this whisky 62 points Member Senior

    Rosy-pinkish colour.
    Tastewise, light peat and a very weird, heavy white wine influence, riesling or pinot grigio. Very unusual and unique in a whisky, only Rocks from the same series shares this, albeit without the smoke.

    I´d strongly recommend getting a sample of this first. Not really my kind of dram.

  20. Angelos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Aromatic peat (maybe 20ppm), not typical Islay peat because more fruitier in my opinion. Some fruits, but difficult to define, maybe some notes of cataloupe. Dried hay and a floral touch
    • Taste
      Some peat and pleasant notes of mint from aftereight. Licorice, peaches, and some pinapples
    • Finish
      Medium, with an aftertaste of after eight,

  21. Dennis1979 did not rate this whisky Administrator

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      59 59

  22. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Taste : Honey, fruit and slightly smoky

    Smell : delicate, floral and smoky

    Colour : Broken gold

  23. Jonkers scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Well, this is really not my favorite whisky but for an aperitif it will do.
    • Nose
      Lots of malt and oak. Far away a hint of smoke. Salty, tingling and spicy.
    • Taste
      A little smoke. The flavors come into their own after a while. The sweetness of vanill;a but also malt. Very spicy and very sweet.
    • Finish
      Spicy and peppery. Very warming. The sweetness lasts the longest. Medium.

  24. Igor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Truly fine youngster this - fresh, lively and vigorous. Well-done Bruichladdich's product yet again.
    • Nose
      Cheesy/buttery, warm peat?, steamy sourish maltness, yeast, currants, seashore salt breeze, mussels/oysters sprayed with lemon, salmon, dried anchovies, olives, kelp. Later pastry notes evolve. H'm, quite savoury.
    • Taste
      Lightly smoked, granular, spicy. Turf, salt water, iodine, a smack of peat again, spice, citrus. Quite nice, well-balanced.
    • Finish
      Long enough. Allspice, peppermint, coriander, dried oregano (marjoram), ground pepper.

  25. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh and pure aromas of grass with hints of watermelon
    • Taste
      A fruity, fruitier than you would expect, with pepper and peat and a hint of orange. Slight hint of liquorice and lemon with a salt rim. Ends with dried and cooked fruits and a hint of toffee.
    • Finish
      A dry and relatively long finish of smoke and peat with a slightly clearer presence of drop

  26. D3US scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    This is not a bad dram. A well structured whisky but it won't win any prizes in my book. Good for a cold, wet day in autumn.
    • Nose
      Salty and a good whiff of peat. Waves is a good description, the nose reminds one of a stormy, rainy day at the scottish coast. Spicy too and I think there's some fruit, but the peat kinda overpowers it.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy and powerful at first. After that nice sweetness, but the tingle on the tongue remains. The peat isn't as strong now, and some fruits can be tasted. Apple cinnamon perhaps, or maybe some fresh citrus. 
    • Finish
      As expected, the peat lasts long. Still, so does the sweetness and for the first time the malt is very clear. Medium length.

  27. karloff scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    This has to be one of the most unusual peat mixtures i have ever tasted. I enjoyed this one as i did the rocks.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  28. karloff scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Another top malt from Bruichladdich. I bought this one from the distillery after trying sevral samples of different types.
    • Nose
      A fruity nose with almond, dates and toffee and of course peat.
    • Taste
      A sweet salty taste with fruit then bang the peat hits with a punch and for some reason a taste of champagne.
    • Finish
      A dry medium finish and the peat slowly fades out.

  29. torf-alk scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    a mild, young, delicious whisky, well balanced
    • Nose
      Mild and gentle, with light peat, cranberry, dates, juniper berries, some citrus and fresh mint.
    • Taste
      Rich, full in the body, steamed fruits, dates and some mint again
    • Finish
      In the finish medium to long, with spicy, sweet peat notes.

  30. mmaclean scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    "This is the repackaged edition of Bruichladdich Waves, which has now

    dropped its age statement (and the peating level slightly too, we`re

    told). In this case, the finishing casks are Madeira."
    TWE

  31. mmaclean scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Only moderately peated (15ppm phenol), but a consistent influence. Quite

    fresh: reminds me of a walk around a traditional distillery, with notes

    of steeping barley, kiln smoke, and youthful spirit. A subtle,

    intriguing thread of gin botanicals (especially citrus peel) weaves its

    way through the palate. Otherwise, the smoke and fruit keep your

    attention. Like this one better than the 2006, however both are average!

  32. Petra_Brno scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Just another Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      Peat, apples, smoked meat.
    • Taste
      Bread, green apples, dark chocolate.

  33. slothmister scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    Great taste, shame about the boring nose.

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