Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2016 9:08 am by LeConnaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.69

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92 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2006 MBl

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This Bruichladdich is very special and unusual. A musty moder overlays the complete tasting. This idiosyncratic Laddie loves or hates him. It's love for me. As already mentioned, unusual but delicious!
    • Nose
      Dark berries dominate the first impression, then the nose flattens suddenly. A musty and musty note is produced, fermented fruits are in the sun. A maritime breeze rises from the muff. For a moment, tart fruit flares up, then the nose picks up speed. Chocolate, syrupy sugar beets, plums and spicy oak suddenly explode, a wet leather note, a pinch of salt and spicy, meringue wood are added. Muffiges flavor and fermented fruits zealous for the bet.
    • Taste
      Muffiges and yet very spicy wood give the beginning of the first sip really gas. Modriges and old wood develop a salty sharpness. Some caramel and sweetness are there, but are immediately overlaid by the musty scent. Tart and sharp oak mixes with iodine and salt. A light nut flavor finishes the taste.
    • Finish
      Sharpness and salt dominate the beginning of the departure. Tart wood notes and wet walnuts become musty. Again moder moderates. A heavy fruit note ends in tough syrup, a touch of leather and tobacco flashes. Slowly, the unusual flavors come to an end.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Notes dated 16.01.2019:
    In the nose a strong, complex bouquet of aromas with notes of figs, dates, coffee and leather, but does not look set.
    On the palate explodes then a massive sherry bomb with the typical notes. Of the distillery character here is of course no more recognizable me, that could just as well be a Bunnah, Glendronach or whatever. But that does not bother me, the malt is just fun! Partly because the texture is extremely creamy and velvety, although the high alcohol content naturally does not go unnoticed.
    In the end, I am rewarded with an extremely long finish of tannins.
    A lacy malt!

  3. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: berries, cherries and leather, then the alcohol stands out. With some time he is gone and the whisky explodes in a variety of flavors; Plums in musty soil, salted raisins, oranges with currant jelly, dusty oak cabinet coated with chocolate .... great
    Palate: It starts peppery and with lots of old leather. The fruits mix in a boiled, sweet Mus. The oak pushes powerfully and it becomes nutty. With some water: Oily, musty earth, warm plum jam, walnut cake.
    Finish: Eternally long with raisins in dark chocolate and an English leather chair
    Conclusion: A fruit bomb with aroma abundance. Needs time and in my opinion a big glass. You can play well with water, he thanks you if you take your time. A little dream and something for lovers of dirty little sherry bombs, this time from Islay, unsung. 90 points (getting better every time ...)

  4. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant whisky. And another nice bottle of MBI.
    • Nose
      Great sherry. Banana and caramel. Freshly polished antique leather.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sherry. Coffee and chocolate. Raisin wine.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, spicy

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose: caramel (slightly burnt), a hint of smoke and water from the harbor, chocolate mousse, wood wax, barely any fruit - if that's the case in the direction of sulphurised raisins, dusty wood and oak. Really great - looks much older than the 10 years, even if I would like to have had a little more fruit for such a dark sherry broth.
    Taste: scolded too soon - now comes the full sherry and fruit cargo. Grapes, dates and raisins in the chocolate coat, thick, creamy and sweet spreads in the mouth. A touch of sulfur and smoke give it something special. The oak makes itself noticeable with beautiful coffee notes in the finish and offers with its spicy Nussigkeit a nice counterpoint to the sweet Sherry - better a Sherrywhisky in the age not be in the taste!
    A very successful and quite strong coveted jubilee bottling from Maltman. For me the whisky of autumn / winter 2016!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    rereviewed at the end of my first bottle. over 3 years beeing opened, it got better and better. dont be afraid of oxidisation…
    rare laddie for lovers of the distillery. good that i have another one.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. grinface scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not exactly my case. Not totally wrong either, but I'm not convinced. Nose and finish are rather meager. The taste is concise. But I'm not sure if I like it in this form. But I probably won't find out with this bottling. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/10/bruichladdich-so-wie-sie-kommen/

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, in my view, a bit too expensive. Very cute, quality is ok, but not very complex.


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