Bruichladdich 2010 Islay Barley

Overall rating
83.69/100
votes
213
Whiskybase ID
WB93288
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Coull, Cruach, Dunlossit, Island, Mulindry, Rockside, Starchmill, and Sunderland Farms
Vintage
2010
Bottled
05.09.2017
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon and French Wine Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055807407120
Added on
04 mar 2017 3:51 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 113.31

9 × in wishlist

213 × member ratings

460 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2010 Islay Barley

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.69 points.

  1. carrygold scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Another great dram from Bruichladdich. As always, after giving a score, I check the ratings on whiskybase. I'm honestly surprised about the relatively low rating. This is a complex and interesting bottling with a nice development. The age doesn't represent the depth and range of flavours you get. It certainly tastes more mature than that.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Prominent Ex-Bourbon sweetness with vibrant white grape notes. Marshmallows, Pears and a hidden coastal salinity. With some time the nose develops sour flavours and an oily texture – Lemon sorbet, kiwi, milk roll, margarine and cherry milkshake.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Waffles with a bit of cranberrie sauce. Oily and buttery texture. The wine maturation becomes more apparent further on in the development.
    • Finish
      86 86
      For the age, a surprising amount of oak and tartness. Slightly peppery, but mostly with a lot of white wine notes.

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  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite closed at first, then it develops and opens remarkably, especially in taste. The taste is filled with bright fruit and honey notes!
    This whisky is definitely not for the sweet tooth! Everything here is masculine - crafty, complex, brutal - from the aroma to the aftertaste!
    21 22 21 21
    • Nose
      1st violin - peanut butter, ghee butter, slice of white mushroom stem, butter.
      Flavor - Bladnoch!:) There will be an opportunity, compare with Bladnoch 10!:)
      Further fresh sedge, citruses, floral notes, spices
    • Taste
      Barnyard phenols, fruity, lots of citrus and sour notes of lemon, very spicy and not overly sweet. Spices and spices burn and fill the whole mouth!
      Quite closed at first, then it develops and opens remarkably, especially in taste. The taste is filled with bright fruit and honey notes, light pepper bitterness and oiliness of lemon peel!
    • Finish
      Persistent.
      Woody, bittersweet, decent honeysuckle bitterness. Dryness and complete anesthesia of the tongue.

  4. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is a fresh combination of ripe bananas with whipped cream, baklava and honey baked goods. The palate is sweet, very rich in vanilla and candied peaches with cream. The finish is medium in length, slightly bitter, vanilla.

    Very pleasant with a good distinct barrel of something dessert and wine, soft profile, perfectly matched strength, cute.

    RATING: 85pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  6. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic Whisky, with a great combination of gristy, grainy and grassy flavours from the barley, but also soft and smooth fruits, apples, peach and sea spray.

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I certainly like it better than the average score. Salty, sweet, sea air, chewable vitamin c, wool, wispy smoke, chalk. Good mouthfeel - substantial. Very clean, distillate driven dram. I like it a lot actually. Extremely drinkable and natural. What’s not to like?

  11. besar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Citruses, minerals, salt, pepper, dryness, fruit cake, sharp spices, salted caramel.

  13. Pyromann scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Interesting whisky, mainly in taste. My first not smoky Bruichladdich. I should look for other bottles from this distillery.
    • Nose
      At the first smell some artificial perfume, but rather after some milk-chocolate candy. After a while grass tones and fruits - oranges.
    • Taste
      Fleshy, oily, heavier. Cherries, plums, special peppermint. More earthy tones, caramel.
    • Finish
      Sharper, pissed into cherries and plums. Mix with woodiness. Longer.

  14. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  15. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant simple unpeated Laddie, frenc wine only comes to the end of the finish. 83/84.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Malt, vanilla, citruses and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, honey and caramel. Salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  17. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The taste of peaty whiksy without the peat and doesn't taste like an oxidized whisky is the great signature of this whisky. Quite lovely.
    • Nose
      Sweaty shirts? This whisky is unpeated, however its islay barley hence the coal smell is still present! Seaside saltiness, sourish malt, with some vanilla and lemon.
    • Taste
      Sweet vanilla, follow by salted caramels and end with pepper. The slighty thick mouth feel, oily and saltiness covered the high abv very well until the end when the huge pepper punch on the tongue!
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweaty peppery and some sweetness.

  18. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The taste of peaty whiksy without the peat and doesn't taste like an oxidized whisky is the great signature of this whisky. Quite lovely.
    • Nose
      Sweaty shirts? This whisky is unpeated, however its islay barley hence the coal smell is still present! Seaside saltiness, sourish malt, with some vanilla and lemon.
    • Taste
      Sweet vanilla, follow by salted caramels and end with pepper. The slighty thick mouth feel, oily and saltiness covered the high abv very well until the end when the huge pepper punch on the tongue!
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweaty peppery and some sweetness.

  19. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N- Now terroir comes into play, an excellent 2009/15. Expectation level are high on this new release by a new Master Distiller. Soft tarry notes upfront though unpeated, more apparent salted toffee, vanilla sauce, oily butter and sourish malt in the middle, with nice fresh citrus in mix, pleasantly complex and evolving. But feel oilier and sweeter over times as the citrus subsided.P- Melted nicely on the palate, showing more wood as well the vanilla, sweet cigar smokes, nutmeg and good dose of rustiness that resembling zesty young mango. Remains round for a while, before thicken with more grain-y sweet, which get some cloying notes.

    F- Medium long, initial rum-ish sweetness that I think a bit out of place. Charred malt, chocolate, cereal and oat.  Playing well most of the match but conceding a late goal.— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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