Bruichladdich 2006

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bere Barley
Calculated age
06 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
13/271 + 12/271 11 OCT 2012
Added on
24 Oct 2012 4:48 pm

Average value

€ 157.32

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187 × member ratings

544 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2006

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.51 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    n: if you have had bere barley whisky before you really can recognize its provenance.
        this special, very old sort of barley always smells like oolong tea for me.
        with hints of peaches like the oolong. it´ s mighty fruity but others may interpret
        this differently, don´t know. other than that it has that maritime , salty character
        with sea air and iodine that we know from other laddies. very fresh nose.
    t:  what an attack, and I don´t mean the alcohol. this is bursting with flavours.
        mostly this peach fruitiness, a little oak and some salt in the aftertase.
        very simple whisky but lovely in my opinion. straightforward and unique.
    f:  long and crisp. very fresh and clean
    comments: totally underrated in my opinion but I can understand that not
                      everybody likes that style. I will lift my mark to 89/100

  2. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Part 2:

    Bringing the ancient grain to harvest proved to be a struggle. Wild red deer helped themselves to a lot of the crop - they loved the long ears, each of which carries six rows of grain compared to the two rows found in modern varieties. Even when the combines had gathered what was left and our maltsters had scratched their heads over it, the grain played havoc with the Victorian milling and mashing machinery at the distillery, all of which dates back to when the Bruichladdich was built in 1881. The grist was much denser, richer even, than that produced from modern barley.

    So the first release of Bere Barley, distilled in 2006, represents a lot of hard work and considerable heartache. But it is the latest expression of the core mission at Bruichladdich, to explore the pedigree of single malt and push the boundaries of what is it possible, often drawing inspiration from ancient traditions. The result was a spirit like no other, that has developed into a whisky with a nose that Master Distiller Jim McEwan describes as "disarming" with a palate that is "succulent". McEwan continues: "It`s very impressive for a spirit so young, from a grain so old. There is an air of gentle grace and innocence that evolves from this spirit that I have never before experienced."

    This fascinating single malt is a very limited edition of 7,200 bottles at 50% abv. It is unpeated, a straw yellow colour, and in common with all Bruichladdich products has not been subject to either chill filtration or artificial colouring.

    Source: Bruichladdich.com 2012

  3. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. pecathor scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Once I bought a Barley Exploration pack and Bere barley was my most favourite one of the bottles! Since then I wanted to buy a full bottle of it. Now the time has come and I’m not disappointed! Very nice whisky, I truly love Bruichladdich’s journey of exploring the different barleys and I’m happy to support it and be part of it!
    • Nose
      85 85
      barley, cereals, baked bread, honey, malt sugar, apples, some herb (almost like sage.. Is it possible?:)
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet and oak dry, apples, honey sirup, malt, some spices (pepper..)
    • Finish
      85 85
      rather long, dry, peppery, cereals, green apples

  5. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Colour: white wine. Nose: we’re extremely close to the cereal, very ‘organic’, with a lot of porridgy notes, muesli, ginger, grass, branches, leaven, farmhouse loaf... And on top of all that, notes of rye whisky and Dutch genever. The farmiest nose one can find, I’d say (but its very clean). Mouth: love it. Really. First, because it’s different, and second, because it’s extremely good, wandering in other territories such as high-end mescal and tequila. Indeed, it does taste a bit of agave! Very full, very ‘neat’, perfectly chiselled, with sweet spices aplenty including caraway seeds and juniper berries. Excellent mouth feel. Finish: long, vegetal, very ‘precise’. Comments: I guess it makes a lot of sense to stay close to the cereal when you’re distilling such a rare variety. It is a huge surprise and, in my opinion, anything but a ‘vanity bottling’ or a marketing stunt. I’ll even add two or three points because of the craziness of this bottling (imagine bere gives you a yield that’s less than the half of that of classic barley!) And I’ll certainly buy some bottle(s). SGP:372 - 90 points. http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivedecember12-2.html#161212

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-13-2020.

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This was Serge's best Bere (he scored 90 points - some for bravery partly because of the bad yield of this barley). And I can almost follow suit. To say it with Monty Python: "now for something completly different". Lucious in its own right and certainly a big kudos to the Big Man (no, not Clarence Clemmons) Jim McEwan. Would I have loved to hear Clarence's solo after tasting this dram... yes, and: Jungleland has to suffice... - damn this LP was recorded in 1975...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Tuctu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  10. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful golden dram which reminds you of summer and barley. You can smell fresh ripe fruits like apples and a hint of vanilla while you walk through a forest. This dram is sugary sweet and tastes like fresh fruits, malty, spicy, peppery, with a gentle oaky dry finish.
    • Nose
      Fresh ripe fruits, apples, vanilla, earthy
    • Taste
      Fruity, fresh, sharp, peppery
    • Finish
      Spicy, oaky


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