Bruichladdich 16-year-old Cuvee C

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Sixteens
Stated Age
16 years old
Château Margaux
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Jan 2009 7:04 pm

Average value

€ 294.96

27 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 16-year-old Cuvee C

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.48 points

  1. louich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This bottle is of a 2nd bottling and the production was limited to 12
    000 bottles (the first was 700). These editions were available here
    around 2010 and got quickly sold out (as most Bruichladdich bottles here
    In Québec city). The particularity about this Cuvee line is that they
    took regular unpeated 16 yro and finished them in a series of casks from
    Bordeaux finest vineyards, the C being from Chateau Margaux.  
    I am kicking myself (once again) for not buying one or two more for
    the collection but sometime you have to make choices right ? The bottle
    is the usual Laddie shape we have come to get familiar with (I am
    looking at you laddie lovers) aside there is the number on the back.
    When poured this Islay looks colored but it is not and shows what the
    cask gave it which is a caramel (almost maple syrup) color that could
    have fooled me if it was not written on the bottle.there was also a
    slight reddish reflection to the dram which I bet comes from the Margaux
    cask finish. 
    When I nosed the dram I got this classic coastal smell that makes the
    Bruichladdich a one of a kind Isay accompanied with a sherry touch. I
    remember the Sherry being much more present when I first tried it about
    6-7 months ago but it seemed to have blended in the overall smell now
    (which is not a bad thing IMO).  The dram is bottled at the usual 46%
    the distillery offer its products and I have to say it is the right
    point for me.
    When I took the first sip this silky dram it gave me the Iodine I
    have come to love from the distillery, very  balanced floral notes and
    little salty/coastal to the overall taste that the usual suspect that
    the 10 is. After the fist wave of taste comes the sherry finish touch
    which was very pleasant, much more than the first time I tried it as I
    am not fond of woody drams.The finish was as expected, clean and dry as
    the taste does not linger in mouth and lets you get an other sip to
    comfort your taste buds without interfering.  
    After I took the first sip I looked at my father in law and he was in
    awe saying it was one of the best I have made him taste (I take him for
    a ride every occasion I have) and that if he had to get some (he
    actually wanted to get some) it would be this one.
    I proceeded to break his heart and announced it would be very hard
    top find as they were a one time only offering and the SAQ has emptied
    it's self a while ago. I promised him I would keep the bottle for him
    and me for occasions in the future. I had an happy camper sitting in
    front of me.
    I found this dram right in line with what I like with the distillery
    and would buy more if I come to find some sleeping on some shelves
    somewhere. That being said, my absolute favorite of the line was the
    E (Sauterne finish) which was one of the nicest I have tried to date
    from the distillery in their ' designer' malt as I call them.
    Verdict (91):

    If you happen to stumble on a bottle and like what Bruichladdich usually
    offers in their unpeated line I suggest you take a dive and grab one
    (or two and send me the other one ;-).
    This would be very appreciated by people who know their stuff and
    have tried some other scotch as someone who is not scotch fan would
    probably not enjoy as much. I have to say that I bet anyone who like
    whisky in general will appreciate this one without a doubt.
    Rating scale:
    0-50      Drink at your own risk I would not wish this dram on my worst enemy.
    50-59    Uninteresting, something to serve to bad company.
    60-69    Shows some interesting touch but nothing more than average.
    70-79    Interesting Scotch, something to try before buying.
    80-89    Nice Scotch, something to insert into the rotation without a doubt.
    90-95    Superb Scotch, something to enjoy and share on special occasion with knowledgeable friends.
    96-100  A one of a kind bottle that should be hoarded as much as you find and can afford. These do not come along often
                 and are truly a jewel of the crown in a Scotch bar.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Miconciencia scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Taste
      Picante, sin excesos de turba, final largo, seco y dulzón del margaux.


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