Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP4 - 2006

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Micro-Provenance Series
Stated Age
10 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
200 ml
Bottle code
L/160390 16/171
Bottled for
Exclusive for Online-Tasting Event on 13.10.2016 19:00 BST
Added on
29 aug 2016 8:23 am by Kamikaze
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 27.40

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP4 - 2006

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.36 points.

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: 3/5 with water, 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1446
    • Nose
      Intensity a bit too marked that tends to spoil the pretty sulfur notes of sherry and red fruits well marked. Vanilla is also intense, on the crème brûlée.
      With water, wiser, but deeper. Nut, a little sulfur, fruity and warm, the malt rises in strength.
    • Taste
      Malty, juicy, beautiful presence. With water, less intense, but more greedy with honey
    • Finish
      Sulfur notes, the alcohol attacks a little. Beautiful length.

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: little change 09.06.2017 78
    • Nose
      F: dark gold N: some alcohol, subtle sherry, bright fruits
    • Taste
      G: very alcoholic, intense sherry, but modern profile, nuts
    • Finish
      A: very long, alcoholic, so

  3. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    THe sherry is emphasis with the fruitiness and spiciness. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry and vanilla pudding. Marzipan and cognac. Banana and grated lemon peel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honey sweeted phosphorous sherry, tannic oak, spices.
      Banana and plum compot.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length with sherry

  5. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Does not need water for me. Beautiful sherry influences, the nose is the best. No complexity monster but already a good whisky. For Bruichladdich fans, the MP4 series is worth a try. Gives an exciting insight into the barrel influence on young laddies.
    • Nose
      first roasted coffee beans !, some sweet, roasted hazelnuts, nougat, oranges
    • Taste
      sweet, dates, raisins, spicy, prickles on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet milk coffee, slight bitterness

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rich sherry notes dominate the nose (marzipan, roasted nuts, dark/ripe berries, toffee apple), with the floral Bruichladdich spirit better integrated than with the younger syrah cask. A drop of water and a bit of time released more vanilla notes, but the richness of the sherry remained. Warming (chili spice), soft and sweet on the palate, again with the sherry cask and Bruichladdich spirit beautifully integrated. Plenty of creamy toffee notes too. Long, warming and lingering finish. My favourite of the 3 casks at the LaddieMP4 tasting.

  8. WithKeys scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Given that the LaddieMP4s are single-cask spirits, I don't expect much complexity. Let's see what happens.

    Color: Orange-gold.

    Without water:Nose: The Sherry is already obvious. Smells a bit musty though, but not as sharp as the Syrah cask. Obviously, the *magical* 10-year limit is quite effective. After the first impression is over, I feel an incredible freshness, paired with yellow Citrus fruits, transforming into young bananas. After a while, a touch of fresh paint is coming through, transforming into young bananas again.Taste: It has a young *feeling* with a very interesting sharpness, mouth-watering while still warming. Instant bananas (bananas!), slowly being replaced by plums and fruitcake.Finish: Bananas. No, I'm not joking, definitely bananas. Not quite as dry as the Syrah one and lasting much longer, probably because the mouth is *still* watered, receiving new flavors every few seconds. A blurry blackberry flavor complements the finish.
    Let's add some water.

    With water:Nose: The bananas are gone, the Sherry is stronger now. After a while, the bananas are back, mixing a flavor similar to banana-carrot smoothies. Weird, but not unpleasant.Taste: The sharpness is watered down, my tongue is still bathing in juice. This time, the Sherry cask is dominating. Imagine your preferred sherried whisky - you'll find its tone here.Finish: Cocoa and chocolate bring the proof that this whisky has seen a Sherry cask for more than just a few years. A touch of apple peel is notable. Gets dry at the very end.Verdict: I'm quite happy to have tried the Syrah cask first, so the benchmark was set low. The Sherry cask is surely impressive anyway. Did I mention the bananas?
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. kroby did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting with Adam Hannett, live from the distillery, from 7.00pm during the evening of Thursday October 13th. 2016.  This will be broadcast on the Bruichladdich YouTube channel.


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