Bruichladdich 2001

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Resurrection Dram
American Bourbon casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 nov 2008 1:15 pm

Average value

€ 149.03

26 × in wishlist

126 × member ratings

437 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2001

15 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.06 points.

  1. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Hemdl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In view of the young age a quite impressive malt. The higher proportion of smoke knows to please me at least and gives the Resurrection Dram a certain independence and depth. Especially the nose like, very pleasant and with a clear view of the later published "Laddie 10", although of course with significantly more smoke. The former issue price of just under 40 € was fair, today's retail price of just under 100 + € should be something for fans and enthusiasts. Nevertheless a great experience, especially after the distillery has become more than "established".
    • Nose
      One senses that here a more heavily used distillate was used (10ppm), as usual with Bruichladdich. A slight smoky note is omnipresent. Sweetish, but at the same time clearly maritime influences and slightly tart oak notes, despite the young age. Here is almost everything in it, from honey over citrus notes to fresh herbs. Consistent overall picture and far more mature and promising than the pure age would promise.
    • Taste
      Very briefly shows the young age then. Not really sprittig or metallic, but with teething problems and a bit out of round. Then unripe (green) fruits, a little caramel and a light smoke. Decisive but after a short time the strong influence of the oak, spicy and salty-dry. Altogether very mild, blind I would have thought less than 46.0% Vol.
    • Finish
      In the finish now comes the higher ppm content again to light. Smoke and bitter oak ensure a strong and medium-long finish.

  4. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is the first whisky with a vegetal note that I actually enjoyed.
    • Nose
      Soft peat and smoke, watery honey, burnt sugar, something herbal or perhaps woody
    • Taste
      Spice and peat arrival, in a rough and ready kind of way; develops into honey sweetness, with a vegetal note and some bitterness. Overall, and nice balance of sweet, peat, and veg.
    • Finish
      Sweet peat and vegetal with a long but gentle spicy finish

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Smooth and warming with all the goodness of the components really coming together. The clean marine and heather covered summer freshness in the spirit is wonderful and brings back happy memories of the day this shy beautiful spirit was reborn.

    Colour: August Barley Straw.

    Nose: You are welcomed by notes of honeyed mints, rosemary and thyme, soft marzipan and lemon zest, all very subtle and at one with each other. As the spirit warms others emerge, soft nougat, toffee and warm charred oak, toasted hazelnuts and little hints of fresh coconut.

    Palate: As I write this, all the flavours have merged and are as one. Its pure zesty fragrance lifts the senses and the skill of the farmers, coopers and distillers are encapsulated both in my mind and memory of 10 years ago. It’s a beautiful pure spirit emerging for the first time into a much changed and happier home.

    Finish: We, the crew of Bruichladdich 2011, are proud to introduce you to our first born. This spirit reflects the dedication and hopes of all our staff, the dedication to traditional ways has paid off, this is the proof. Our spirit will find its way through life, a pleasant journey and you can be part of it as you follow this Pilgrim’s progress.

    Mood: Changing room nerves. OK Coral.

  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior Test 096: Bruicladdich with Jim McEwan - 091204
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Bruichladdich 2001 Resurrection, 46%, 557 kr 10 points
    Glass 2 Bruichladdich Organic 5YO / 2003, 46%, 589 kr 13 points
    Glass 3 Bruichladdich X4 + 3, 63.5%, 757 kr 29 points
    Glass 4 Bruichladdich PX 1992, 46%, 749 kr 109 points
    Glass 5 Cameronbridge Grain 1974, 48.3%, Celtic Heartlands, 1400 kr 67 points
    Glass 6 Port Charlotte PC8, 60.5%, 989 kr 99 points
    Glass 7 Octomore II, 140 ppm, 62.5%, 1289 kr 21 points
    Glass 8 Bruichladdich Peat, 46% (Highland Toast), 447 kr 9 points Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Apparently, I was so fascinated by Jim that I forgot listing and score on a pair of whiskys. Bruichladdich 2001 Resurrection, 46%
    Color: Gold-colored
    Scent: Apples, vanilla tones, small smoke tones
    Taste: Fruity, vanilla tones, chocolate tones
    Aftertaste: Medium with fatty and a little chocolate, vanilla
    Score: 85

  7. Gronqvist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh and sweet with notes of citrus, lychee fruit, heather, rosemary, thyme, anise, vanilla, marzipan, caramel, soft nougat, fresh coconut, hazelnuts, toasted bread, grass, menthol, iodine, sea air, slightly sweet peat and charred oak.
    • Taste
      Clean with notes of raspberry, cookies, coconut, macaroons, mint, pepper, coffee, freshly cut grass, malt, green tea, seaweed, discreet light light peat, a little smoke and lightly toasted oak. A bit metallic.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and dry with notes of mandarin, vanilla, peanuts, cocoa, green tea, herbal, seaweed, and a twist of smoke.

  8. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For me, something too young and unbalanced. 3
    • Nose
      Fresh, lemon, slightly crisp, vanilla and a hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      A bit of youthful youth, slightly sprittig, got some of the bourbon barrels. The second time then much sweeter.
    • Finish
      Spicy, covers the mouth and disappears again relatively late.

  9. Mushinico scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful expression!

  11. granella2003 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. granella2003 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas of peat with notes of iodine, mint, aniseed and very soft, fruity notes with a sweet edge
    • Taste
      Strong character with a clear, salty, peaty taste and a taste of oak accompanied by malt, oysters, grass, green tea and spicy, spicy tones
    • Finish
      Long and smoky aftertaste with notes of plants

  13. granella2003 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Distillery says:

    We`re back after a takeover but ready to turn the hearts of Whisky lovers around the world to reclaim. Fully matured in American oak bourbon barrels, the Bruichladdich Resurrection 2011 is a limited edition of which only 24,000 were produced.

  14. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The Resurrection Dram from Bruichladdich is finally here, its 24000

    bottles constructed entirely from 7 year-old 10ppm bourbon-matured

    distillate made by Jim McEwan in 2001 after the new regime came to


  15. Willie JJ scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I think this bodes well for Laddie in the future. This dram is clearly
    still very youthful, but if you don't mind that then there's lots to
    enjoy here.
    • Nose
      Floral at first but a little spirity. Clearly showing it's youth, there is a feintiness about it. Vegetal and salty.
    • Taste
      I was told tonight that this is peated to 10ppm. That surprises me,
      because I would have guessed more. There's caramel, toffee and barley
      sugar here, but malty and salty too. It fairly fizzes along.
    • Finish
      Little hot at first but settles and lengthens with salt tang and more fizz. Very fresh and pleasant to drink.

  16. Lapsang Leaf scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    This whisky scores JUST highly enough for me to want to get it again.
    • Nose
      Peat is definitely present, along with grain and the air of hay bales.  A touch of brown sugar too.
    • Taste
      Totally smooth and soft.
    • Finish

  17. Dede scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good summer Islay, not too peaty and fresh. A different style of old Bruichladdich that I could taste.
    • Nose
      The nose is marine, marked by notes of iodine and light peat. A vegetal side too, on cut grass. A hint of vanilla. The whole exudes a certain freshness finely mentholée and a pinch of white pepper comes tickle your nostrils.
    • Taste
      The mouth is powerful enough. Notes of still green fruits, mint, iodine and a bitterness of freshly cut grass. Peat is also present, although discreet.
    • Finish
      Quite long and vegetal, on green tea, with a surprising note of tangerine.


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