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Bruichladdich Waves

Overall rating
82.73/100
votes
196
Whiskybase ID
WB709
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Edition
Bottled
15.09.2006
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Madeira Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
07/0171
Barcode
618105702196
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.54

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Waves

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.73 points

  1. 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.

  2. Don Cassi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The Madeira barrel immediately dominates the nose: exotic fruits, flowery, rather set and creamy, at the same time very clean and straight.

    In the mouth it is very full and round with a lot of punch but without becoming too alcoholic. After a while also vanilla and caramel.

    In the finish, a surge of maltiness first spreads before the spiciness spreads, which almost suggests a certain smokiness. Compared to the aromas from the nose, there is much less fruit. At the end there is a relatively woody coffee note.
    Length: 5/10

    Very varied malt, which shows different faces in the nose and mouth and is well crafted. You don't notice his young age.

    Grade: 2+

  3. wako93 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Typical laddie. Very sweet and malty. The Malaga barrel underlines this completely and gives off slightly nutty notes. a little peat and a little salt round off the whole thing well.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For me a very typical classic laddie.
    • Nose
      Fine trail of smoke, cheese, cowshed, sweet malt, hay, almonds. Maritime freshness.
    • Taste
      Some smoke and ashes. Fresh and maritime, almost cooling with citrus. Typical hayloft and sweet malted barley. Typical laddie.
    • Finish
      Fine voice aromas.

  5. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Dominique69 scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

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

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. 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.

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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