Bruichladdich X4

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Quadruple Distilled
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2008 10:08 pm

Average value

€ 182,00

15 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

279 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich X4

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 68.72 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  I had this during a "Laddie" tasting of the FoSM at Bonn.

    This distillation was part of the experimental work at Bruichladdich distillery when they tried to find new whisky tastes and unusual flavour profiles.  While other work from that phase became an integral part of the whisky industry today (like the red wine or sweet wine maturations or the heavily peated stuff known as Octomore) this quadruple distillation was never repeated. 

    Guess why?  Simply because the result is almost flavourless (this was not really a surprice, wasn't it Jim?).  You better drink a bottle of premium vodka that is smoother and much, much cheaper. As an experiment this is fine, but I do not understand comments like "it is good to see how a Laddie new make tastes".  This is NOT a Laddie new make as all Bruichladdich whiskies are just double distilled (and not quadruple like this one).  Hence the real Laddie new make owns much, much more flavours and aromas than this one.

    By the way, during the experimentation phase they even planned to do a quintuple (or fivefold) distillation but refrained from doing this because of the explosion risk within the stills...
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      60 60

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    It's not whiskey, but a wild mixture of grappa and William pear. Smelled very moldy in the beginning, after a few months rather fresh after sea air.

  3. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    No whiskey, but a very interesting experience. If you like Bruichladdich, you have to try it ... it's best to "rinse" the glass with hot water and then fill in the X4. That's how it unfolds right!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Candy sticks and sugar syrup arrive first with a jammy scent swiftly
    following. Then comes the spirit with a slight methynated spirityness
    and notes of sweet potato.
    Palate: Very spirit forward like poteen with a nuttiness that becomes more jammy with water.
    Finish: Very hot, spirity and clean with a longer finish than would be expected for this style of drink.
    Overall: A true accomplishment in how far a pot still can be pushed.

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Can not understand the many extremely bad reviews here.

    Of course, this is NOT a whiskey, as such, he was not sold. It is simply the fourfold-distilled "New Spirit" by Bruichladdich, which was diluted to 50% vol. Without any cask storage, every comparison to a whiskey is forbidden.

    The X4 is for a New Spirit extremely soft and pleasant, just slightly warmed surprisingly delicious. The 4-fold distillation makes it very soft and mild, downright dangerously tasty. A nice way to get an idea of ​​the origin of each Bruichladdich. Compared to other New Spirits, which I was able to taste so far, this is actually drinkable.

  6. Landryn scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    New Spirit ? OK

    Whisky? No
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      68 68

  7. barryfox915 scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Colourless.
    Nose: Smooth and spirity.
    Taste: Very smooth and
    spirity. The finish is short and smooth.
    Impression: The quadrupled-distilled X4 was initally distilled at a
    strength of 92%. In this version, it was reduced to 50%, and this reduction
    probably diluted most of the flavours contained in the initial spirit. In this
    version at 50%, it is very difficult to find any flavours and taste like british
    plain spirit. This spirit has no major flaws, except the absence of flavours. A
    curiosity sold in a nice bottle, which should appeal more to the vodka drinker
    than the whisky drinker. Not for me.



  8. avansele scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas of lemon, apple and pear with a flavor of syrup and a hint of coffee. A slight note of grain is present in the background

    • Taste
      A very creamy taste with a reasonable presence of grain
    • Finish
      A very long and slightly spicy finish


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