Bruichladdich Waves

Overall rating
83.05/100
votes
226
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

€ 69.74

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Waves

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.05 points.

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A fairly reasonable standard with the tad of smoke that makes it that little bit more interesting. However, these days you can only get them at unreasonable prices.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, light fruity, spicy, malt, grapes, a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy, slightly sweet, subtle smoke, tingling alcohol
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length finish, malt, smoke, marzipan, wood

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  3. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity notes like lemon and granny smith apples. Turning sweet with notes of honey and boiled sweets. Also some grainy notes. Think of hay and sweet malt, complemented by a note of grass. A note of oak aswell. At the end there are some salty and smoky notes like sea-salt, cheese and smoke.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweeter on the tongue with notes of vanilla, honey, caramel, marzipan and toffees. All complemented by each other very well. A note of stewed apples. Next up oak and licorice. At the end notes of sweet malt, ginger and smoke.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long. With notes of vanilla, honey and a little hint of spearmint.

  5. 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+

  6. 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.

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  8. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

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

  10. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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.

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  19. 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

    attention.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Roel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram, not realy complex, but a must for Retsina lovers or as digistif after a good Greek dish.
    • Nose
      Fruity, feint and peaty. First rubbery notes dominate (durex) and some green barley (or the smoky unripe dried spelt), also papaya and tropical fruits. Slight martini bitterness.
    • Taste
      Gets more winey and spicy. Striking saltiness, peper and myrtaceae herbs (eucalyptus). Greek wine (Retsina) and slight bitterness, but not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium long on slight peat smoke and sweet notes of wine.

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