Overall rating
Single Malt
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Stated Age
09 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2015 10:51 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82,90

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12 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2006 whic

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A lovely and highly savoury Laddie. Perfect symbiosis of the fresh,
    oily, floral and fruity distillery character with delicate vanilla,
    toffee, tropical fruit and oak spice derived flavours of a good bourbon
    cask. Only 9 years of age but already rich, firm and characterful.

    like it! I thank Arne Wesche from Whic.de for the sample!

    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with delicate cereal notes, vanilla, toffee and a hint
      of floral flavours. Pleasant yellow fruits arrive with apricots,
      pineapples, passion fruit and citric notes. This is lovely accompanied
      by sea air and a whiff of spiced oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily on the palate with creamy notes of vanilla and caramel.
      Instantly, a significant warming spiciness of oak, black pepper and
      ginger emerges, slightly pushing the filigree fruitiness of apricots,
      poached pears and lemon in the background.
    • Finish
      A medium long and pleasantly warm finish. Notes of creamy vanilla,
      caramel, dried apricots, aniseed, and spice intermingle with dry oak on
      the tail.

      WITH WATER: On the nose, there's more fruitiness coming
      through with a few drops of water. Lovely citric notes, pears, yellow
      apples and apricots are dominating here. Fresh and fragrant. Creamy,
      sweet and fruity on the palate with pears, poached apples, and apricots,
      complemented by a restrained warming spiciness of oak, white pepper and
      stemmed ginger. The finish is medium long and slightly warm with a
      delicate mix of creamy vanilla, sweet yellow fruits, aniseed and dry

  2. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Without question - I had already much more complex Laddies in the glass, but also showed interesting finishes (and a corresponding pricing). For a pure Bourbon Cask, this one is a very complex and catchy whisky and a typical Bruichladdich, which can convince without any additional maturation. < https://dramned.wordpress.com/category/islay/ >
    • Nose
      First, beautiful fresh citrus notes, pear and juicy peach rise from the glass, followed immediately by a subtle smoke and the distinctive salty-leathery Laddie spicy. Then come bitter almonds and a creamy malty sweetness. After some time in the glass, an aromatic bourbon vanilla and caramel notes come to the fore and with a distinct oak and spice form a heavy oily aroma, above which a light fruitiness continues to float in the air. Despite cask strength, the alcohol is not intrusive.
    • Taste
      The oiliness continues in the mouth immediately. After a lively start, a hearty malty sweetness and grassy notes dominate like freshly mown grain. As a child, I always liked to chew on fresh barley stalks and I also have this sweet grassiness here. Then comes strong tart wood notes, a nice peppery spiciness and some licorice. Furthermore also yellow fruit - albeit also more discreet than in the nose. Water did not bring any fundamental changes, but simply makes it "waterier".
    • Finish
      The tannins become stronger towards the end and here the smoke comes out again for a short time and all this creates a warm medium long finish

  4. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 2006-2015, 9 years, 55.2% alc. whic.de Bruichladdich 2006-2015, 9 years, 55.2% alc.
    Bottler: whic.de
    Extension: Bourbon barrel no. 317
    Region: Isle of Islay, Scotland

    Nose: Delicious fruit flavors rise in the nose: pear compote, ripe apples, melon and mango. In addition, a little damp leaves and cotton candy, a nice sweetness. In the background it keeps a green and slightly more rustic note, maybe peppers.

    Palate: caramel and the well-known fruit flavors of the nose, the paprika aromas increase, then white pepper appears, followed by sea salt and a hint of chili. The wood has already left a pleasant oak aroma, but the alcohol is still a bit impetuous.

    Finish: Very long, the oak tingles on the tongue, the whisky warms to the stomach. The fruit has fallen further into the background, the pepper is increasing. The alcohol is surprisingly well integrated.

    Conclusion: A laddie with two sides, because the nose makes promises that they can not keep.

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 90 €)
    I thank whic.de for sample and photo!
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...9yo,-55,2-whic/

  5. Dramlicious scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A Bruichladdich, distilled in 2009, matured in a bourbon barrel for 9 years and afterwards bottled at cask strength. 

    My full review:

  6. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like to repeat: Bruichladdich and high-quality ex-bourbon barrels is simply an ideal combination for me. The floral, fresh and sweet Brennereicharakter just fits perfectly with the influences of these barrels. This bottling of Whic is an excellent example of these qualities, it is a pity that there are only 48 bottles. Anyone who has the opportunity to purchase one should definitely do so.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, intense pastry notes: buttercookies with hail sugar, floral notes of hay, flower meadow, vanilla and caramel. The Brennereicharakter here has a really big stage. If you let the whisky in the glass breathe it is really fruity. Ripe, sugared pears, papaya, lemons and dried pineapple. Far away, there is a hint of sea air. The alcohol is not noticeable at any time and perfectly integrated after only 9 years of maturation.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily and creamy in the whisky flows to the tongue. Dark caramel, pear compote and vanilla cream. After a few moments on the tongue, black pepper and spicy ginger emerge. In contrast to the nose, the oak tree is quite clearly represented here and brings spicy, tenderly bitter counterpoints.
    • Finish
      The finish is pleasantly warming and medium length. All the flavors typical of a good bourbon cask are again clearly evident: vanilla, caramel, autumn fruits and some dried tropical fruits. Again and again, the tender tart note from the oak barrel curbs the otherwise excessive sweetness skillfully.


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