Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Edition
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon and Madeira Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm

Average value

€ 69.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Waves

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.31 points

  1. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    It taste great, peat, sweet, salty Islay notes. Also the casks are there, vanilla and rum raisins ice cream. The finish is a little dry but the sweetness remains.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For such a young whisky this is pretty decent, not had it for a long time and I purchased this bottle when it was about £22 some years ago.

    If only it was that price now.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Salty Liquorice

    Bruichladdich from the past. Well, a few years at least. That’s when I bought a set of three miniatures, but so far I did not get round to tasting them. I’ll make time now. I will start with this Waves.

    Lovely fresh nose full of grasses and some earth. Farmy too. Saddle and raw broccoli. Smell quite young though. Oh, wait… it is. After a few moments it becomes sweeter on vanilla and apples, but also some watermelon and gooseberry. Hardly any spices, bar some cumin.

    It is immediately sweet and fruity on the palate, with a prickly pepper. Liquorice and loads of citrus reveal themselves. They are louder than the apples. A salty edge. Quite powerful despite being modest in ABV. Strangely enough, I also get a floral side with a slight metallic taste which is a bit weird – not in a good sense.

    The finish is short to medium long, with again some salty liquorice. Unfortunately that floral side returns in full force at the death.

    Fairly simply but quite accessible Laddie.

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Light nose of peat, meat, peach. Peaty mouth, slight woody bitterness, sugar. Oily and punchy, complex. Long and good.

  6. ajdedwards scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A friend of mines wife said it tastes like 'licking batteries'.  She is actually kind of right but in a good way.

  7. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Only moderately peated (15ppm phenol), but a consistent influence. Quite

    fresh: reminds me of a walk around a traditional distillery, with notes

    of steeping barley, kiln smoke, and youthful spirit. A subtle,

    intriguing thread of gin botanical (especially citrus peel) weaves its

    way through the palate. Otherwise, the smoke and fruit keep your


  9. Willie JJ scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Pretty good stuff.
    • Nose
      Apples and pears, underlying feintiness, but its masked by a crystal
      sugar sweetness, presumably from the Madeira finishing. Does seem very
      youthful though.
    • Taste
      Citrus, sweet, some tannins. Malty, but slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      The tannins reassert themselves and there's a long bitter-sweet finish.

  10. Lafroy scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Little fruity with light peaty smoke, sea notes and sweetness. Sweet sherry notes and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      A lot of sweet smoke, fruits, sherry sweetness, relatively intensive in taste, creamy and warming.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet with wine notes, unfortunately not very complex.


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