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Overall rating
84.88/100
votes
111
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bere Barley
Vintage
02.2008
Bottled
17.10.2014
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
36000
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P/140424 14/293
Barcode
5055807402897
Added on
30 Aug 2014 2:09 pm by Logiman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62,68

25 × in wishlist

111 × member ratings

413 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, it is floral, woody, with notes of vanilla, lemon, malt is present, it's fresh!
    • Nose
      malt, cream, sweet spices, fruits on peaches, a little dust, wood, orange vanilla back, field herbs.
      soft!

  2. Tuctu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  3. Gere scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fascinating the variety in smell, taste and finish
    A whisky that always fits
    • Nose
      starts very delicate flowery and honey scent. even light citrus fruits and fruits like apples are added
    • Taste
      Honey, sweet and fruity but also vanilla you notice well
    • Finish
      long floral and fruity exciting variety.
      or just gorgeous.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    THIS IS GOOD STUFF!!! Is this then the big difference between the native Bere barley and the modern (way to engineered) Barleys like optic, golden promise and so on? I know one thing for sure. This will be a permanent part in my pantry.
    • Nose
      Oh man this is good! A nice, light delicate fresh nose, which is oily at the same time. There's a lot of grassy, malty and minty/eucalyptus notes inhere. Barley and fresh light fruits. really interesting and something different. Despite of it's light and fresh character, i'm actually impressed by the body it comes on.
    • Taste
      It continues to be fresh, light and delicate. Again tons of grassy notes accompanied with some vanilla and light spices. it's quite full bodied.
    • Finish
      a little sharp at first. grains/cereals are there with some honey. And it leaves you with a fresh mouthfeel

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    I think "laddie" is right when they say barley type and terroir matters. This is amazing ballance and smoothness for a 6YO.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    This is nectar.

    If I were a bee, this is where I would go for a daily buzz ;-)
    • Nose
      Mouthwatering juicy. Lemonade, honey, zesty. Very gentle, where's the alc???

      Cereal mix soaked in freshly sliced ripe pear.
    • Taste
      Again lemonade and honey. Feels surprisingly thick and oily for this lightness.

      Pear turns more towards peach on the palette.

      Sweet barley bread.

      Alc is completely unnoticable on the initial hit but builds gradualy from midway to the end.
    • Finish
      Sweet lingering cereal note with soft spice and a twist of mint. Decent length.

  7. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. JohannesB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is proof that the barley used has an influence on the character of the distillate. In addition to the significant grain Laddie offers everything that has to offer a representative of the distillery of the ex-Bourbon barrel: fruits, sweetness, pastries .... Everything is razor-sharp accuracy and cleanliness lined up.
    • Nose
      Very clean, fresh, fruity and yet clearly influenced by the used Bere Barley. Honeydew melon, green apple, lemon and syrup. In addition a lot of caramel, vanilla and cane sugar. In addition freshly baked bread and freshly ground grain. A malty, sweet, cereal note compliments everything. No alcohol and no oak wood noticeable.
    • Taste
      Fruit bread, apples, pears and again very strong cereal notes. Malt candy, caramel, honey and starting seasoning of oak barrels. Again, the alcohol is well integrated and does not bother.
    • Finish
      Medium long and alternately fruity-sweet and spicy. Now strengthen again the citrus fruits. Orange peel. Toasted bread and a very tender tart note on the palate.

  10. paulmalt scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Like it, but never really amazes me.
    • Nose
      lemonade, honey, grappa, more fresh white fruits.
    • Taste
      lemon, honey, sprite sweetness, bit of hay/barley.
    • Finish
      sweet honey going into bitter.

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