- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask 1 - Wee Ruari
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Apr 2013 6:34 pm
6 × in wishlist
9 × member ratings
37 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2001
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points
- What hadn't I heard (negative) about this bottling ... All bullshit.
Really beautiful laddie, which I immediately like better than most of the newer full-strength fillings and first-fill whipped-barrel maturations. The smoky distillate provides really nice aromas and takes you back on a journey through time before Bruichladdich created new lines with Port Charlotte and Octomore.
Far better than expected and overall much more mature than the 11 years in the barrel.
Almost Ardbegesk (the older, older ones), I never expected that. Rich smoke that clearly wafts out of the glass. In addition, beautiful citrus notes that become more dominant with time. Elegant blend of the ex-bourbon cask and the smoky distillate. I make a nice grapefruit note, something new!
Surprisingly smoky on the palate too. No Port Charlotte-Rauch, but still strong and decisive. Very dark and earthy, with beautiful (light) fruit and citrus notes. I like it surprisingly well, especially for "just" 11 years of barrel aging. Even the drinking strength does not detract from this, although it takes a little time on the tongue at first. Not a complexity monster, but one to relax.
Rather brief, but coherent. The smoke remains on the palate, the citrus notes recede somewhat and there remain malty-sweet notes. Pleasant mouthfeel, no bad notes.
- A bottling from the first barrel bottled at the distillery after re-commissioning on 29 May 2001. The honor of bottling was then symbolically granted to the five-month-old son of the new Destilleriemanagers, Mark Reynier. And this was nicknamed "Wee Ruari". A total of 376 bottles were bottled at that time. After Bruichladdich was sold in 2012, Mark Reynier retired from the distillery. Now the family decided to sell 250 of the 376 bottles. The remaining bottles remain in the family, as a precaution for the now 13-year-old son.
- The back of the bottle reads:
Bruichladdich was brought back to life on 29th May 2001. This whisky was the very first spirit to flow from the stills: Cask 1.
On that glorious spring day, the honour of filling this historic barrel was bestowed on Ruari Reynier, born the same fateful winter day, 5 months earlier, when this astonishing distillery journey began. Distilled 29th May 2001, aged 11 years.
This bottle is named after the son of Mark Reynier who “filled” this cask, there is a picture of this on the bottle.
Cask 1 “Wee Ruari” was the first cask filled at Bruichladdich by the new management team.