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Overall rating
86.43/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
First Cask
Vintage
15.07.2002
Bottled
06.04.2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
461
Number of bottles
252
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 May 2016 8:31 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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63 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 WIN

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leather, horses, cherries, caramel, vinous and orange
    • Taste
      Chocolate, vinous, garlic, orange, spicy dried fruit, toasted bread with forest fruit jam and ground coffee
    • Finish
      Medium length, tannin, toast, cherries, raspberry, marmalade and Lonka orange chips

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Light sulfur, mineral, light, somewhat unusual mineral smoke. Very dry dark fruits. Everything would be good, very good, but the alcohol stings too much.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Oh, he's got a bad grade. Plastic with cauliflower. Behind it, light sulfur, light smoke, very old prunes. And the alcohol bites again.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Same as on the palate, just a little less bad.

      Conclusion: what a shame, something went wrong.

  3. Doublehorn scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    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.

  4. gerardsmike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Jonkers scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Salty but especially sultry. A hint of (medicinal) smoke and, excuse me, sweat!
    • Taste
      Sulfuric and salty. No trace of fruit or spices. A little bit of medicinal smoke.
    • Finish
      Mid-length. The sulfuriness lingers and the medicinal smoke is also a retention.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Toffee, tobacco, apple, peat and cocoa.

  9. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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