Bruichladdich PHD_135

Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
123
Whiskybase ID
WB83155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2016
Vintage
2001
Bottled
16.05.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon, Sherry & French Wine
Number of bottles
1881
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L/160004 16/074
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
30 may 2016 8:42 pm by Donald MacDuck
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 238.68

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich PHD_135

22 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.75 points.

  1. Lars93 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: light amber (undyed)

    - a very successful special bottling
    - if the issue price in 2016 was around € 100, that has
    Experiment worth it
    - With the prices currently called up here, I would be the
    Quality to DRINK! too expensive
    • Nose
      sweetish ripe fruits, honey, caramel, pronounced alternation of fruit (berries, red grapes) and sweetness, intense, fruity wine note
    • Taste
      Very aromatic first impression, sweet, the distinctive wine note also recognizable here, the 50% surprisingly mildly integrated and hardly noticeable, very successful and a lot of depth, increasing oak, grapefruit
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong, slightly sour finish;
      long dry spicy aftertaste

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

  4. megabreit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      salty breeze, slightly sour fruit note, fresh hay, caramel
    • Taste
      Citrus note, light smoke note, malty with caramel and espresso notes
    • Finish
      Medium length, becoming drier with a slightly metallic note, some honey

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very delicious Laddie - great Weinfassreifung!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      Lime, quince, distinct wine aromas, dry smoke, salt, caramel;
    • Taste
      aromatic, creamy, grapefruit, lime, sweet, vinous, quite sour, salt, low smoke, caramel, increasingly oak;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, slightly sour, minimal smoke, dry oak;

  6. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    You can feel they played with different types of casks but it works for me. I like this kind of profile.
    • Nose
      Reminds me of a few iterations of Micro-Provenance wine finish Laddies (port, sherry, amarone). Red fruits, dried fruits, spices, roasted nuts and farmy notes.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Caramel, berries, raisins, spices, coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, drying.

  7. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Feis Ile stands for speciality and rarity. This Bruichladdich is special and has its own character so I would say it is a nice and well done Feis Ile Bottling. Sláinte! 
    • Nose
      Bruichladdich smoke and salt with a decent wine note in the back. Nice balance, no water needed!
    • Taste
      the wine character is now more intense and brings some sweetness from berries & honey in front. The Bruichladdich smoke surrounds the taste nicely! Still definitely no water needed. The dram has a very nice balance how it is! 
    • Finish
      Also the finish is nice.. maybe a bit unspectacular and the youth is giving some metallic bitterness but I still like it. 

  8. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Feis Ile 2016" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  My notes state a bitter finish.

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely not my thing because of the permanent sour component - a strange dram
    • Nose
      Caramel and fermented apple juice, flavors of cheese base, gherkin, roasted hazelnuts, light maritime hints
    • Taste
      Again, the dominant caramel, Vollmichschokolade. a little salt, with the addition of water, he becomes furniture polish
    • Finish
      medium long with persistent sour note

  13. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Exciting, I like better from sip to sip.
    • Nose
      Superficial caramel, with ground espresso beans, actually also a hint of smoke, sour fruit, quince, and also sweetish like mirabelle, slightly maritime, salty, the caramel is simmering and slowly darker, roasted nuts are added, incredibly creamy, with some time it will fresh with kiwi and freshly sliced ​​green apple, and over and over again fat caramel over it ...
    • Taste
      creamy, fruity, sweet, mirabelle, then salt, drier, much spiciness from the fresh oak, some cinnamon, but still sweet, caramel, with a sour undertone, going towards licorice, slightly bitter and spicy, grapefruit, espresso, the virgin Oak Finish is increasingly setting the tone
    • Finish
      the licorice remains, also the sourish note of the grapefruit, getting drier, oak, fruit peel, here again a hint of smoke with it, medium long

  16. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This one had enough of the Laddie character to be a bit different but enough peat to not be too cloyingly sweet. I liked it a lot, probably my favorite of the 2016 festival releases that I tried.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/15/my-islay-trip-part-1-a-stopover-in-glasgow-and-a-tasting-at-the-bon-accord/
    • Nose
      Lactic. Caramel. Earthy funk. Some farmyard notes, straw and manure. Wood oils. Basil.
    • Taste
      Parsley. Salt. Leather. Burned sugar. Sweet fruits.
    • Finish
      Long. Oranges. Woodspice. Wood oils.

  17. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I am particularly impressed by how clearly the ex-bourbon, wine, sherry and virgin oak barrels used are clearly recognizable. No facet overlays the other, a total work of art that requires a lot of time to explore. From my point of view, this bottling achieves its ultimate goal: to demonstrate the art of dealing with barrels in the form of an innovative whisky.
    Most likely comparable to a Black Art.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring the Virgin Oak dominates: intense, syrupy sweetness, cinnamon, woodiness and a non-irritating adhesive note.
      From minute to minute in the air, more and more complex aromas emerge. First a very delicate hint of smoke, then red apples and grapes, raisins, milk chocolate and vanilla sugar. Behind it you can also feel the wine barrels with slightly sour fruitiness of gooseberries and a dry woody note.
    • Taste
      Heavy, sweet, creamy and intense on the tongue. Immediately, a pleasant and warm woodiness dresses the mouth. The light smoke is back. Hazelnut, espresso (strong, not bitter!), Men's chocolate. And the ever-drier woodiness of the barrels.
    • Finish
      Long and soft with burnt caramel, raisins, various dark spices and a dry woodiness that does not want to fade. A tender bitterness comes to the end.

  19. EarlMobile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    One of the best Bruichladdichs currently available. Beautifully balanced and round with some sweetness due to the finish in Virgin Oak. However, less fruit flavor than most other bottlings.

  20. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Let it breathe for a long time and this Laddie will reward you...

  21. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose;

    Intense, assertive at first, then mellowing into an inviting pas-de-deux between wood and fruit. Sundried raisins, stewed apples in honey, barley sugar lollipop, followed by a floral note. Wild rose, hint of gorse. Summer garden fragrances. Oak stands firm in the back.

    Palate;

    Smooth and satin-like at first, then drying on a crisp, spicy note. Wood is more present than on the nose. A earthy note of damp warehouse, refreshed by aniseed and garden mint.

    Finish;

    Fizzy, spicy, tannic, soothing on crushed fresh hazelnuts.

    Conclusion;

    The distillery character is there but six months in virgin oak have certainly added weight and tannins. While the nose is airy, the palate is heavier, slightly too much for me. The mix of casks and the virgin oak print build up a distinctive frame. A laddie with his feet firmly planted on the ground.

    Right place, right time;

    Sharing a freshly baked greengage tart with friends on a late summer afternoon.

    Tasting notes by Martine Nouet

  22. OrkneyJan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

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