Bruichladdich 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butts
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
10 sep 2008 5:38 pm

Average value

€ 404.04

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 21-year-old

13 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.40 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great old Bruichladdich with a nice "old school flair", tasty and tasty!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Dark caramel shines from the Premium Snifter while a multitude of oily "legs" stick to the glass wall ... Slightly salty maritime notes rise, acidic citrus notes and minimal peat are added, as are hints of apricots and mandarins. Caramelized sugar is released from the delicate sherry notes, the nose appears minimally earthy and loamy. Malty and wet grain notes gradually dissolve, chocolate and hazelnuts are added. Caramel and toffee dissolve menthol and mint freshness, the sweetness increases noticeably ...
    • Taste
      The laddie flows gently salty over the tongue, caramelized sugar mixes with a few grains of salt and crushed pepper, tart wooden elements blend with minimally smoky peat and wet clay soil. Milk chocolate and hints of caramel follow the second sip, subtle sharpness massages the tongue, plump warmth flooded the palate with a salty sea sensation. Hints of mild espresso and old walnuts followed by sour citrus fruits, in the background there are sweet sherry flavors ...
    • Finish
      Walnuts and hazelnuts stick to the palate, tart wooden elements with earthy peat rest on the tongue, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably greasy and oily. Grated dark chocolate melts in espresso, citrus flavors play with voluminous peat and maritime notes. The aftertaste rests in the mouth for an eternity, wonderful!

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  3. herby.usa scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. BigGeorge scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I thought about rating this 80 or higher, but it is just too faulty to score that high. The nose is pretty good. And I normally don't mind a bit of sulphur, but in this case it ruins a lot of the palate for me.
    • Nose
      Salty seaweed and fresh citrus with a subtle influence of the oloroso casks. Nutty with caramal and cherry jam. Plenty of red fruit. Pretty sulphury, but no exactly unpleasant.
    • Taste
      Creamy and salty. Some spices, apricots and oranges and old, damp oak as well. Gunpowder or burnt matches. Definitely sulphur. Off-putting this time. The palate is too aggressive and not properly balanced.
    • Finish
      A bit wine-y. Rubber in the aftertaste, not many other enjoyable features. Luckily the finish is not too long.

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: first typical Laddienoten, maritime, salty, citrus and cereals, then comes slowly but surely the sherry with nut, caramel, nougat, hazelnut, looks round, but not very old and complex, in addition to mushy forest soil, black tea, later subtle smoke and burned match / sulfur

    Taste: firm textut, sherry sweetness, maritime notes

    Finish: medium and dry, subtle sherry, salt, some oak

    Conclusion: OK, nice dram, but not anymore. Sherry is not very strong, he looks much younger, blind I would give the 12-15 years - 85 points

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Thick, supple sherry. Dried fruits, barley. Juicy. Nutty.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, caramel, fruit salad, exotic fruits too, sherry.
    • Finish
      Dark, long, sherried.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet aromas of orange and apricot with a touch of white wine
    • Taste
      A sweet taste with hints of oranges, apricots, figs, prunes, raisins, hazelnut and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Only medium to long

  11. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very dark and intensely sweet Whisky with a clear note of sherry. A full and fruity character with a hint of sulfur.

  12. d1scostu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: pure sherry, ground coffee, light smoke, orange, salty, later comes the sweet as raisins and dark fruits, pear, cola
    Taste: sweet, spicy, light scones, sherry, espresso,
    Finish: coffee notes, blackberry, oak, medium-long finish, salty, lt. Schaerfe, later like licorice candy
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: briny, sherry and very fruity
    T: nuts, wood and fruity
    F: nuts, cherries, roasted toast, sulphur (firework) spicy and raisins
    great finish!

  14. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

     "This Bruichladdich 21yo is a very dark, intensely sweet and sherried

    affair, thanks to full-term maturation in Oloroso Sherry butts. Very

    big and fruity, with more than a hint of sulphur."

  15. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note: Creamy, olorosso , quite woody,

  16. magic_slim scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    I really disliked this dram.

    Sample obtained during tasting with Jim McEwan during Munich Whisky & Bar Festival 2009.
    • Nose
      Nutty, strong sherry notes
    • Taste
      Dominated by bad sherry from wrotten cask(s)
    • Finish
      Relatively short, becomes unpleasant and metallic


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