Bruichladdich 16-year-old Bourbon

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Sixteens
Stated Age
16 years old
Jim Beam Bourbon and Fresh American Oak
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2014 7:36 am

Average value

€ 169.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 16-year-old Bourbon

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh and sweet, loads of vanilla, shortbread biscuits, citrus fruits, melon, some wood spices.
    Taste: a mild salty note, vanilla, sweet fruitiness, nougat and oak wood.
    Finish: medium length with toffee, some bitter wood spices and black pepper.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting whisky, both for tasting and for tasting. Clean, fresh aroma, wonderful taste, rich aftertaste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pleasant freshness, mineral, juicy sweet, fresh wood cut, pine needles, lacquer, new furniture, sour, kiwi, avocado, direct and open aroma, green apple, echoes of bourbon, elderberry jam, tropical aroma, juicy-fragrant with sourness, banana , orange pulp, butter, iodine. Ayla is not felt. Not alcoholic.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Medical, pinching, with bacon, flavored pill of ascorbic acid, marmalade, candied fruit, fresh and delicious.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, knits, dries, oak, medical, slightly salty, pepper, walnut, iodine.

  3. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. pgmguy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: neat: first thing I have to say is that when you pour and leave it for a while, it emanates meters away with a great aroma. Powerful fragance! Now, on the nose, fruity sweetness, honey, wood aroma, there's some saltiness to it as well. with water: adds a little mint to the profile, but you need a good 5 min with the glass sitting for it to come up.
    Taste: neat: definitely salty, peppery, ginger, sweet but much less than on the nose. Also some earthiness to it. Very drinkable neat. with water: slight more sweetness and less of the spices, some sourness which is hard to pinpoint but probably comes from the wood overtones.
    Finish: neat: medium and a little dry, with a sicy/peppery tingle. with water: no change, just probably slightly shorter (and I added just a few drops)
    Comments: I really like this whisky. It says in the back label it's been aged in ex Jim Bean barrels and then finished in ex Buffalo Trace barrels. The wood influence is obvious but the spirit holds its own. Very balanced, alcohol well integrated, it's not a superstar but it is a pleasure to drink.
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it when I drink unpeated ex-bourbon whisky, then I go in that direction. The notes were created on the basis of a blind sample!
    • Nose
      First statement: No smoke. Then I see the color impression confirmed, here was probably no sherry keg in the game, but it come from the typical ex-Bourbon notes. a lot of vanilla, some cereals, sweet bright fruits, slightly grassy, ​​short I also had kiwi, so a bit of acid, the aroma of the kind of ex-bourbon whisky that I like, banana is also there, is also quite intense over and brings a fresh feeling in the nose, which is why I close at 50 +%.
    • Taste
      creamy, in the beginning short flowery, then again very fruity, sweet, great, peach, multivitamin, fruit cocktail, vanilla, super, then dry, oak comes into play, in the mouth very mild, which brings me back some of the 50+% ,
    • Finish
      The fruity feeling remains in the mouth long, with vanilla, slightly tart notes as of fruit bowl

  6. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Bruichladdich 16 years Bourbon Cask https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XtaSQJ1JKY

  7. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quintessential bourbon aged malt, heavy on the wood. I find this one hit or miss. Some days it is soft and sweet, and other days i get more spice and dryness. Today was a "dry" day but the score reflects my overall experience with this whisky.
    • Nose
      Spice and mild wood mingle with bourbon notes - vanilla, oak, yellow fruit. 
    • Taste
      Spice forward and soft feel. The oak makes a clear mark here with abundant spice, but also some fruitiness and honey. 
    • Finish
      Spicy and drying finish with lingering fruit. 

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Yellow apples, flower meadow, light spices.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, spicy.

  9. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: This is the epitome of Bruichladdich style, a confident single malt.

    Colour: Bright, golden sunlight.

    Nose: With sherbet fizz and nougat sweetness it’s balanced by the strong, mellow, oaky flavours from the 1st fill Bourbon hogsheads which add lashings of butterscotch, fudge and bonbons to this stylish and elegant dram. The aromas of unpeated, crisp malted barley explode from the glass, slipstreamed by the freshest fruit flavours - notes of cantaloupe melons, grapes, guava and persimmon.

    Palate: Medium weight, strong and robust. A spirit that is packed with vitality and flavour bursting from the glass and eager to please.

    Finish: This is as easy as it gets with single malt. It’s in top condition, there is no colouring and no chill-filtration. It’s unpeated, its flawless.

    Mood: Any time of day malt. Equally good as an aperitif as after dinner.

  10. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



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