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Overall rating
84.42/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB95480
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2017 6:49 pm by Doctorbrain
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008 BD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.42 points

  1. Querky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Water is the key to this incredibly sweet and intense bourbon cask matured whisky, and it’s neat already a real joy! Not quite a unicorn-single-cask-experience, but rock-solid classic Laddie.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially very sweet and gristy with fresh, butyric shortbread, and loads of vanilla. With water some stewed apples, ripe cantaloupe and honey.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full-bodied mouthfeel, very sweet and intense; the alcohol is very well integrated, no burning at all. Spicy oak, rich vanilla with mild apple juice, soft barley and that lovely shortbread again, together with a pinch of salt.
      Water brings up again ripe cantaloupe and sweet, floral notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly spicy, with oaky notes, coffee beans and apple sauce with rich vanilla, accompanied by a faint hint of sea salt spray. After a moment some fresh ripe peach with the aroma you get from chewing on its paring. Some vague, distant smoke.
      After a while lingering vanilla with a soft spiciness and freshly baked sweet and butyric shortbread.

  2. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Young strong laddie. Tasty and tasty.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Typical Laddie. Beautifully sloping in the nose. Sweet vanilla, but at the same time a good portion of cheese biscuits with butter.
      With water it is even more pleasing, sweeter and above all fruitier. Short bread is clearly visible.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Full aroma fills the mouth. The alcohol strength fits great. Pleasantly sweet with associations of short bread and malt. In addition, a very difficult to catch fruit and a touch of spicy oak.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Pleasantly spicy with a hint of salt even if it stays sweet. Surprisingly long and aromatic.

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasty - 83 points!
    • Nose
      First, I have vanilla with a delicate lemon splash. Then comes Laddie's typical cheesy pastry. And also amazing herbs are there. Cooling a bit. Eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Sweet and very sparkling, a trace too much. Then comes great vanilla and sweet wood. Sweet and spicy dessert.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet.

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

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