- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
- Bottling serie
- First Cask
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 58.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 may 2016 8:31 am by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 WIN
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points
- The richness and complexity of this bottling was overwhelming the first time I tasted it (Whisky in Leiden) and every time I pour a glass.... I am transferred to a cottage in a secluded Glen and life is good. Coffee, chocolate, leather, oak polish, a sweetness that is never boring. And spices, dried plums, even Christmas Cake... For me this is Whisky! The nose is rich, the first sip sometimes rough around the edges but pure richness from sip nr 2. Long finish, slightly sulphury but I like that.
Leather, horses, cherries, caramel, vinous and orange
Chocolate, vinous, garlic, orange, spicy dried fruit, toasted bread with forest fruit jam and ground coffee
Medium length, tannin, toast, cherries, raspberry, marmalade and Lonka orange chips
Light sulfur, mineral, light, somewhat unusual mineral smoke. Very dry dark fruits. Everything would be good, very good, but the alcohol stings too much.
Oh, he's got a bad grade. Plastic with cauliflower. Behind it, light sulfur, light smoke, very old prunes. And the alcohol bites again.
Same as on the palate, just a little less bad.
Conclusion: what a shame, something went wrong.
- Disappointing whisky from WIN. The sulfur is so abundantly present that it is no longer pleasant. Still, the finish is the best part of this whisky, but despite that I would not want to add it to my collection.
Salty but especially sultry. A hint of (medicinal) smoke and, excuse me, sweat!
Sulfuric and salty. No trace of fruit or spices. A little bit of medicinal smoke.
Mid-length. The sulfuriness lingers and the medicinal smoke is also a retention.
- Ok let’s state the obvious: subtlety has nothing to do with this dram. It’s bold, big, rough and powerful. It’s quite an "in your face" dram at the start but give it time and the more delicate (and even balanced) fruity sherry flavours do come through. A wee drop of water brings out some fresh fruity flavours and also accentuates the wood and pepper.
All in all a very impressive Bruichladdich.
A rich, dry and intense whisky with aromas of grass, smoke, charred oak, earthy tones, hint of sulphur, sherry, green apple, Hedge leaves (Privet), metallic tones (copper), fresh figs, dusty tones, stale tones, stable air, gunpowder, black tea, burned coffee beans, tobacco, mocha, old leather, vanilla, subtle tone of porridge, wax, resins and powerful oak.
An intense, spicy, full and rich whisky with aromas of strong sherry, sulphur, charred oak, smokey tones, bayleaf licorice, honey, vanilla, cherries, red apple, raisins, figs, dates, apricots, bitter orange marmalade, fireworks, gunpowder, forest honey, fennel seeds, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, star anise, ginger, tannins, earthy tones, burned caramel, sticky toffee pudding, grapefruit peels, lemon zest and spicy oak.
A long, rich and dry finish with aromas of sherry, sulphur, licorice, baking spices, fennel seeds, oats, strong tea, tobacco, fresh fruits, tannins and spicy dry oak.
- Nice! As a Springbank fan, I'm quite impressed by this Laddie, despite its slow start. Had this one been priced like a 13-year-old, I surely would have bought it.
Cherry, apple, caramel and wood. Initially pretty clean despite the sherry cask. Then mocha, tobacco and whiffs of vanilla pudding and banana. Eventually Springbank-ish mango and a whiff of cigar boxes. With water it becomes more creamy, but there's also a whiff of sulphur.
More tobacco and caramel. Cherry, apple and a bit of peat. When adding water the tobacco note disappears and there's sulphur and more apple.
Toffee, tobacco, apple, peat and cocoa.
- Great smell and taste. I drank it too fast to make proper notes! Tasted at day 9 of the Usquebaugh Society BTC 2016. My guess was a Glen Garioch 25yo at 56,7%.The US 2015 club botteling. Although I knew it wasn't the same whisky.
- Difficult to score whisky. It's not the easiest drinkable one and sometimes demands your attention with this sour and pepper combi. Still a great choice if you want a big dram that's a challenge.
and peculiar at first. Scent of lit matches. Also burnt vegetables like broccoli
and cauliflower. Then the vanilla sweetness kicks in. Porridge and newmake. Slowly
the sherrycask comes into play and it gets some fruit like dates. Worn leather
from the nose. Salty liquorice and pepper or even chilli. You can surely feel
the 58% abv. It makes the dram big and peppery, maybe a bit too much. Grapefruit
and those cherries again. Lemon pie with cayenne pepper. Water makes it a lot
friendlier. The sherry becomes more pronounced.
lots of oak, cold and dark tea. Also caramel sweetness and lemon.
- in my bottle it is 1 of 252, for the rest the label (barrel number and dates) is the same.
- This whisky matured in a very active cask for a refill. Perhaps it was re-charred US oak? The level of vanillins and peach make me think in this direction. For my taste, the wood influence is too big: it's getting rather bitter, and I would like to see the sherry influence to be a bit bigger.
New style sherry nose, the sourness of the sherry flavours mingle well with a little bit of sulfur, wood smoke (even some juniper)a nd vanilla. There is a fight between waxy barley, and dark (dried) fruit such as sultanas, dates, brambles. Later, there is also peach. Furthermore, there is some pepper. Reminds me of some great syrah wines actually.
Actually woody (vanilla, wood shavings), peppery, and rather on sweet fruits (peach) than dried (sherry related) versions. Later, some more dried fruits kick in. It's very hot actually. Water helps, even is essential.
Medium, rather drying. Pepper dominates, makes the rest almost fade away. Later, dried fruit, but also peach come into play. It's tongue numbing, even with water.