Bruichladdich 16-year-old Cuvee A

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Sixteens
Stated Age
16 years old
Château Lafite-Rothschild - Pauillac
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
06 nov 2008 1:29 pm

Average value

€ 298.12

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73 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 16-year-old Cuvee A

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.21 points.

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur



    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, buttery, orange, tart raspberries.
      A breath of salty sea air.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bitter - sweet, orange, chocolate, tart red fruit.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite a woody finish. Astringent, peppery, cocoa.

  2. Tano77 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Bruichladdich Cuvee A

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    As so often, the Laddie spirit harmonizes well with the Weinfasslagerung, but it lacks something of complexity and character
    • Nose
      Mild and weinarting with notes of orange marmalade and slightly acidic touch. A hint of smoke. Later raspberries and redcurrants.
    • Taste
      Sauerer fruit compote with a slight sharpness. Little complex ... The sweetness fights against the acid
    • Finish
      Long and dry

  6. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose big vanilla, oak, caramel. Attack on a slight tip of chemical strawberry that fades quickly. Too much alcohol, a little sugar and lots of tannin. Final quite short on alcohol. Ok, well, bad q / p.

  8. Makeneki scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Ivynor scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Extremely strange. Unique, certainly, but not especially a whisky.
    • Nose
      My first whisky aged in wine casks. I am a bit worried...
      The nose is quite classic, on wood, vanilla, caramel. A little nuts and herbs. Alcohol is a little dissociated.
    • Taste
      Hulà ... what-what-it ... Hyper weird, strange, indescribable. After long hesitations: chewing gum, chemical flavors (strawberry), lots of wood, sugar and acidity.
    • Finish
      Still a lot of wood and a set that dries the palate slightly.

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sensations of butterscotch, vanilla.
    • Taste
      In the mouth feel is full, orange marmalade, dark chocolate, cherry liqueur.
    • Finish
      Ending with a sharp astringency that gives structure accompanied by a mix of red pepper, cocoa and wood.

  11. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It is a series of six assorted variations on a theme?: Namely Bruichladdich 16 years, aged in Bourbon barrels that have contained, and then evolved? in woods that have previously hosted the largest Chateau Bordeaux (Pomerol, Sauternes, Paulliac, Margaux, Lafleur, Lafite Rothschild). Each refinement in a subtly different way influence the distillate.


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