Overall rating
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
5 Refill Hogsheads
50.4 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
13 Jul 2015 4:32 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

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€ 108.80

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Br6 SMS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.87 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Bottled from a small batch of casks from a single vintage, Br6 is what whisky from this distillery is about – fruity, spicy and complex. It’s more approachable than previous releases, thanks to its 50.4% ABV, but add a drop of water to see all that it has to offer.

    Cask details;
    Distillates from 1992 matured in five Refill Hogsheads.

    Tasting notes;

    Green and grassy to start, with sweet and sour notes of orchard fruit creeping in behind. As it sits in the glass, sweet spice develops.

    Dryer than other Br releases, but still sweet and fruity, with vanilla, honey-drizzled lemons and a touch of freshly cut grass. Water brings out nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as sweet baked apples.

    Sweet vanilla fades to dry spice.

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    When initially nosed I dismissed this having experienced a lot of bourbon casks, but with time the subtle mild peatiness has won me over.
    • Nose
      78 78
      some citronella or flyspray or green melon, an aroma of bourbon cask
    • Taste
      78 78
      some fiery spiciness as the mild peat and alcohol take hold, otherwise, there is a softness to the peat if gently sipped
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium, some subtle tannin or similar coating

  3. Gere scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very interesting in the nose. Honey sweetness alternates with a hint of hay. If you inhale for a long time with a light milk chocolate taste
    • Taste
      he starts sweet as in the nose. Slightly malty notes but the honey notes are stronger. Caramel or creme bragging towards the end.
    • Finish
      the finish is then surprisingly spicy and medium in length

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's lacks the peat i was hoping for and too much candied stuff.
    • Nose
      Hay, mowed grass. Blooming plants, spring is here. Scent from inside a bakery so all sorts of seeds, grains and yeast. Some citrus fruit. Honey.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival with sweetness. Again the hay. The sweetness is a little bit like lemonade, candied fruit such as strawberry and raspberry, but nothing real or fresh. Very candied like cotton candy.
    • Finish
      Spicyness from ginger and a little cinnamon. Sugar coated apples.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose and Finale 3/5 Mouth 4/5 Whisky n ° 1548
    • Nose
      Malt shy at first, it becomes more and more aromatic, on the barley sugar. Pleasant, but not wildly complex.
      A little water releases butterscotch notes.
    • Taste
      Well fruity, on the apple, this mouth is intense, clean and also gives vanilla and sawdust. A little water exacerbates its sweetness.
    • Finish
      Aromatic and light. Well-dosed spices appear with a little water. Wise and mature enough.

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one during a master class by Specialty Drinks end of March 2017

    rather low on peat for a bruichladdie. quite a lot of vanilla, woody, strawberry and candy, with a whiff of hay. interesting!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. helmutgw scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: gets bitter, some alcohol stays 06.02.2017 78
    • Nose
      N: some alcohol, sweet, cereal, peach, apricot
    • Taste
      Light body, alcohol, caramel - fruity, not creamy, but sweet
    • Finish
      long, a lot of alcohol

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Today’s Malt n Copper tasting was brought to us by the brilliant Mariella Romano. [We started with the Br6 WB]
    Let’s remind ourselves that the ’Elements’ range REALLY is small batch, generally around 2-4 casks only. Despite being NAS single malts, they often contain aged gear of high calibre also. For example, the [NAS] Bowmore WB [coming up] is no younger than a 16yo with a vintage of 1996 and older.
    N: Salty toffee & caramel meet a moderate grassy, barley-sugar maltiness. Mainly bourbon traits. Now for the stronger notes - honey [as clear as day] and popcorn [clearer than the honey] - almost burnt around the edges. Becomes fruitier and fruitier the softer the cereal notes become.
    T: Cereal sweet still with heaps of honey malt and a little spice around the edges of the tongue. Super robust but it concedes a little with water and time. Another really strong note of chocolate~caramel into the finish 
    F: A [modern] classic, clean, creamy finish - bourbon casks all the way
    C: That honey shines. Overall though theres a sense of a bit too much ‘zing’. You'd have thought after 20+ years it might be softer - maybe quite some first fill activity then? It does settle, becoming then straight forward, and it is good. Next up, Bowmore WB

    Scores a B-


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