Bruichladdich Legacy VI

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
34 years old
Number of bottles
41.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 nov 2007 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 977.25

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Legacy VI

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.60 points.

  1. Lehnhoff scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
      The first nose has the advantage that it falls on a blank slate. Only gradually does one follow the personally established smelling and tasting routines, but the first impression is often of a striking directness. Where I often have "rum" in my nose, I already know that the wood was very active there (e.g. with Kavalan etc.). Why the lead here: Because this is where the first nose screams "Cognac". And even the second or third time I would blindly bet on something like this: Fins Bois rather than Grande Champagne, rather light, but with oak spice, but little rancio. So with a typical fruitiness, but with small notes that convey age. But even if it were a cognac, the impression is less than 34 years old.
    • Taste
      89 89
      M Soft, but voluminous entry, much more body than the nose would suggest. Light fruits, subtly tropical, melon, peach, the oak comes very slowly, increases, but when you think it's about to get bitter, the tingling stops - very pleasant. Of course, the low percentages make it very drinkable and chewable.
    • Finish
      88 88
      As in the initial taste, plus honey and vanilla bean, a slight bitterness spreads, but everything is very harmonious.

      Without a doubt a very good malt. For Bruichladdich, an experience from a bygone era that has nothing to do with what has been in the bottles for 10-15 years. The filigree character, which unfortunately was drowned far too often in wine casks because the whisky didn't have enough "punch", is only rarely revealed. But the striking thing is: if you like this taste experience, you are in good hands with many cognacs. Not the heavy oak boards, but where the grapes can still get through.

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Old ripe fruit. Some butter notes and tropical fruit. All notes are covered with a slight smoke.
    Taste: From the first approach, slightly varnished sweet aged fruit is felt. Additionally, some oak in the background.
    Rating: 88 | 100. The finish is quite long, fruity - smoky. Whisky is ok in general.I think the nose is better than the taste. But it's still worth a try

  3. malthead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    Fortress was enough for me. Comprehensive, elegant, solid malt. Balance 22.Total 89
    • Nose
      91 91
      First-class nose: yellow juicy pears (Duchess lemonade), melon, vanilla, slightly waxy 23
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste continues the aroma. Sweet and fruity, with a nutty bitterness 22
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium duration aftertaste. 22

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Rich fruity-floral and nutty aroma, also noticeable cream. Light oak and pepper are added to taste. The finish is quite long, but over time, cardboard appeared. 23-22-21-22

  6. Ghi79kiRd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Thin-tender-stone-nut-creamy nutty

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Smoke & vanilla on the nose with a little fig & Turkish delight.

    Palate is pleasantly smokey but too much oak is coming through.

    Finish is ok but it fades too quickly.

    With water it does get sweeter but not worth the money for a full bottle
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Hemdl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    First-class nose, the taste can not quite keep up. Overall, a beautiful and elegant whisky, although he can not quite break the 90s mark. For this he lacks the complexity, despite the age, which decreases after the nose. Nevertheless, a beautiful and mature malt, as it is now hardly found. Unfortunately, the prices for these and the sister bottlings are completely absurd.
    • Nose
      Old and mature. Deep and strong fruit notes, mainly tropical fruits (pineapple, melon). In addition a few Honignoten and discreet oak in the background. No miss notes, no alcohol. After some time, a few more notes of zirconium are added. Beautiful, elegant and fruity nose. Makes you want to more!
    • Taste
      Needs a short moment to unfold on the tongue, which is probably owed to just 41% Vol. Here not quite as fruity, but not too influenced by the oak. This is shown by a few spicy and slightly dry notes, but does not dominate too strong. Here is still the hint of fruit notes, but now instead of the tropical scents going towards green fruits / apples. The sweetness of the nose does not appear in this form anymore.
    • Finish
      Long, astringent. The oak provides a dry mouthfeel at the end, while the malt in the throat cheers again. The fruit notes here are no longer really felt, but beats the whole age of the barrels too much. No bitterness.

  9. markkerr02 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Test 077: Islay Special - 080223
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Lagavulin 21Y, 56.5%, OB; 1799: - 121 points Glass 2 Bunnahabhain 31Y, 46%, Berry Brothers & Rudd; 1036: - 14 points Glass 3 Bruichladdich 34Y / 1972 Legacy 6, 41%, OB; 2513: - 4 points Glass 4 Laphroaig 18Y / 1988, 49.3%, OB; 999: - 101 points Glass 5 Laphroaig 25Y, 40%, OB; 2000: - 14 points Glass 6 Ardbeg Lord of the Isles bottled 2004, 46%, OB; 1590: - 88 points Glass 7 Ardbeg 1973/2003, 40%, Gordon & MacPhail; 1302: - 29 points Glass 8 Caol Ila 23Y / 1984 Madeira Finish, 50.7%, Creative Whisky; 1269: - 57 points Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Bruichladdich 34Y / 1972 Legacy 6, 41%, OB; 2513: - Color: Gold-colored Scent: Spices, dried fruit, banana tones, vanilla Taste: Vanilla, fatty, lots of fruit - apricot and banana Aftertaste: medium - tall with nutty weak fruit tones and vanilla Score: 90 Comment: A mixture of barrels from 1965, 1970 and 1972. When this elegant whisky is mixed with a number of smoke samples, it is not right.

  10. SilentStill scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well, I'm not exactly a Laddie fan, but more of such drams and it could change. Upper middle class is this legacy anyway.
    • Nose
      Hm, beautiful nose with floral aromas, all in all quite floral, hazelnut, lime (citrus). Really a round Dram, as you rarely find it. The nose after probably unpeated.
    • Taste
      Only 41%? Hard to believe. Maybe not quite the depth as in the nose, but still a balanced malt with surprisingly well-defined fruit flavors.
    • Finish
      Good in the long run, again very strong and now again a few slivers of hazelnut, which were previously pulled by NEN fruit pot.


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