Bruichladdich 2006

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 24 - John Evans
Stated Age
09 years old
Rivesaltes Cask
Number of bottles
59.9 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
05 Oct 2016 9:01 pm by MacLeod66
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150,48

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2006

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The meanwhile 24th single barrel from BRUICHLADDICH's Single Cask series is, just like this year's Feis Isle Single Cask bottlings, a Rivesaltes barrel. What else was Rivesaltes? In short, it is a strong, aufgespritteten, liqueur-like sweet southern French sweet wine with a particularly high sugar content, regularly obtained from the extremely aromatic muscatel grapes. Eye / Nose: Golden apple juice. Handwarum is the Malt and he has breathed hard, the frame is right. In the nose I also notice the 'John Evans' at first a Laddie altogether rather unfamiliar, youthful alcohol. Ouch, he is strong! Okay, 9 years of maturity are not the world and he also has almost 60% ABV, which basically has to tingle. Nevertheless, there are certainly barrels in which the nose under even conditions seems even rounder. Regardless of the influence of alcohol, malty sweetness and some fruitiness are unmistakable even in the nose. Palate: "Rich and full with an exotic fruity note: grapefruit, papaya and mango, the sweetness is complemented by the intensity and power of this dessert wine." So Rivesaltes is partially described in terms of flavor in the network. And so it is in beginnings in the whisky again. Amazing potpourri of exotic hints. Very unusual for Bruichladdich, where you can find more European fruits like apricots and mirabelles in the New Spirit. The Rivesaltes converts the Brennereicharakter here interesting. I wonder if the fruit notes in their exoticism remind me of my beloved old Bowmores or Glenglassaughs. Hmmmh ... the vivacity distinguishes Laddie from the old heroes. But he is not bad. I perceive it tasting very in waves. Sometimes great, sometimes of medium style and goodness. Finish / Conclusion: Amazing long finish. Towards the end, the vinous sweetness and fruitiness on the palate give way to an unexpected barley touch, somehow beery, which reminds me a lot of the wash at Laddie. Somehow crazy. Again, a beautiful Valinch with interesting flavors, as it should be in a single cask - if you like just Rivesaltes. Otherwise, I think it's a little difficult. Good but not really outstanding whisky under the crew Valinches.


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