- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Cask
- 55.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 05/0108 12 OCT 05
- Added on
- 09 Jul 2007 9:50 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Infinity
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.51 points
- Beautiful balance of fruity sweetness and fine sea flavors.
- Bruichladdich Infinity (55.5%, OB) A mix of Port Charlotte and Bruichladdich from 100% refill sherry casks, but with no peated Laddie from the 1998 runs, unlike in the ‘3D’. It’s been bottled exclusively for four independent retailers like Royal Mile Whiskies, Loch Fyne etc. The nose is really beautiful with a superb peat, very refined and elegant. Hints of beer, with quite some sherried notes. Bold and subtle at the same time. The finish is very, very salty. Wow, there are still some brilliant casks at Bruichladdich's, it appears! 90 points.
- Smoky and malty aroma, ginger, nutmeg, anise,
toffee, honey melon, lime, brine, vanilla and tar. Marzipan sweet and
tary taste, horseradish, ginger, grapefruit, pepper, camphor, smoked
salmon, peated malt and vanilla. Long, spicy, tary and malty end.
- Beautifully done!
Sweet sherry and soft peat. Damp campers wood. Smoky serrano peppers. Gingerbread.
Mouth coating. Sweet and peppery. Sherried peat....love that! More with the wet wood. Raisinettes. Burnt toast, then tar.
Long, salty, and smoky. Soft peat, then white pepper.
- Salty, iodized, fresh, with lemon ... no, refreshing oranges and nutmeg. Behind, hides the cereals. And maybe some red fruits. In the mouth: what, 55,5 ° ??? Incredible, it looks a lot less! Warm, woody, honeyed and especially salty! Final on coffee, fruits, bitter orange. Very long ! And very salty. I love sweet / salty, but when too much salt is bad for gluttony, it spoils my pleasure. That's exactly why I do not like Margarita (the salty Tequila cocktail, not the pizza!) With water, oranges are even more present on the nose. Enthusiasm 3/5
- Intens. A good old Bruichladdich.
Some laze smoke slowly disengages itself from the thick barley.
Enormously viscous as the honeycombed barley grips to the roof of the mouth while sweet peat thuds around the palate.
Some timid vanillins shove their head above the peaty parapet.
- Vatting of Port Charlotte and Bruichladdich
from 100% refill sherry casks.
At least three batches of this 1st Infinity was bottled that i know of.
Bottled: 25 Feb 2005 , 12 Oct 2005, 07 march 06 .
Bottling dates can be found somewhere at the bottom edge of the bottle .
Colour variations in whisky and on the labels can also be seen.
Opened 05.09.2019, Batch 12 Oct 2005, and i have to up the score from 85->88 . Time in the bottle, almost 15 years, has mellowed this quite a bit, more fruity than i remembered, no reminiscence of new make anymore. Smoke and peat has also integrated beautifully.
- Colour: Old gold-amber
Nose: At full strength, it is spirity, on varnish and rubber, then it
develops on dry and rye bread, with some peat. Firm malt. The sherry influence
is relatively discreet. Diluted, it gets creamier, on toffee and the sherry is
getting more pronounced.
Taste: Nice and juicy malt, on underlying peat, with tangerine and orange
aromas. The malt is sweet and the texture very pleasant. The finish is long, on
nice and round peat, with some smoke, a sweet maltiness. Diluted, it gets more
maritime and the smoke (tobacco leaves) more
General Impression: This whisky is
rich, with a remarkable balance between the sherry, the peat and the malt.