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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Rest & be Thankful Whisky Company (RBTW)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
19.09.2001
Bottled
21.09.2015
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Rey Fernando de Castilla Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2001000330
Number of bottles
234
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Nov 2015 11:19 am by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199,90

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2001 RBTW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Absolute top stuff as often by RBTW, ingenious barrel has met ingenious stuff.
    • Nose
      Cherry compost, salami, chestnut, dark cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, leather, new wool, liquorice, grapefruit, camphor
    • Taste
      Dried plums, chestnut, lots of spicy ginger and pepper, dry leather, some salt in the distance, liquorice and blood orange
    • Finish
      Dry, long, very astringent, leather, oak, ginger, dates

  2. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A rather unconventional dram, but if you're looking for Islay drams with classical sherry influences, keep looking.
    • Nose
      A rather dirty side of sherry with rotten fruits, old socks and sulphur dominating over the more usual notes of dried fruits, caramel and sea salt. Almost no peat smoke there.
    • Taste
      The taste is characterised by notes of dried plums, wood and spicy ginger. There is some slight smoky side. Very dry on the tongue, but the alcohol is masked pretty well.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, on smoke and wood with a gentle sweetness shining through.

  3. ole_b scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I smell sherry on the beach, sweet and malty, salty with cookies and a trace of eucalyptus.

    It tastes sweet but not too heavy, just as you'd expect it from an Oloroso cask matured whisky. Vanilla is a dominating flavor. Despite the 60% the alcohol is not overwhelming. I won't add water to this one. 

    The taste lingers for a loooong time. Quite dry and for the first time some wood notes. The eucalyptus is back and tickles the tongue. 

    All in all a great whisky that despite it's alcohol content of about 60% doesn't need water. Make sure to give it some time to breath and warm it with your hands.

  4. mikespike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting cask influence, nice indeed. I just lack the underlying robustness of the Port Charlotte, which would make this a certainly great whisky. With the Bruichladdich spirit this is still a fine malt.

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