Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP7 - 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Micro-Provenance Series
Stated Age
06 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
61.5 % Vol.
200 ml
Barley Type: Concerto, Propino and Publican
Added on
05 May 2017 11:15 am by Resti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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€ 30.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich #LADDIEMP7 - 2011

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.74 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Looking at the scores, it seems that there are two camps: either you love it or you hate it. Personally I don't believe in this and think that "some" level of subjectivity has come into play.
    When reading previous notes, especially the sentence "this malt is considered to be simply below average and for the "connoisseur" rather uninteresting" strikes me rather much. As if the connoisseur would be too good to drink this whisky.

    I think that one should see the intention of this bottling, which is to experiment and see what results it brings. As such, I find this a very interesting whisky.

    Although the label doesn't indicate that this whisky was peated, it has a peaty and maritime feel. I am not sure whether this comes from the malt or from the warehouse (or both). The whisky needs some time to settle as it may be a bit rough after pouring. Some drops of water help when taking slow sips. What you get is a good combination of the maritime and heavey notes, with the fruitiness that Bruichladdich can bring about.

    All in all, I think it's a rather good experiment, which has led to a whisky that would have to be valued quite much by afficionados (or should I say "connoisseurs"?? ;)
    • Nose
      85 85
      A maritime nose that - directly after pouring - almost makes me think of Springbank or a dirty Glen Scotia. There is sea spray, and quite some tarry rope, combined with earth. Behind that, there is a vegetal note of grass and menthol. Gradually, the dirty character fades away a bit, moving in the direction of mineral and flinty notes, and rubber. Some cereal and uplifting notes come into play, such as barley, lemon curd and white peach. When waiting even longer, some spices emerge too.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Without water, it's very hot. With a few drops, it gets more palatable. The saline, earthy, rubbery character dominates, making this a rather robust dram. It's still a bit rough from the alcohol, but not tannic nor sour. The heavy notes are complemented by honeyed cereal, lemon juice, green apple and white peach.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A rather long, medium dry finish with a lot of minerality, some wood, ginger, pepper, and still this combination of rubber, earth and uplifting fruity notes.

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Young nose, atrocious mouth, final without more. Calvary is over, finally.
    • Nose
      There are notes of white fruits, a pastry side with cream. Then comes austerity, sulfur despite the continuity of fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Attack quick, alcohol l integrated, it burns the mouth. There are those notes of "vomit" that are really unpleasant / unbearable. After the storm the pastry side comes back but it is too late.
    • Finish
      Average length on malt, pastry notes but especially on a big woody bitterness.

  3. TechnOBY scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Powerful industrial whisky, severe, vigorous, well balanced, oak-grain classic core in a mineral-rubber frame, reminds an improved version of Brookladdievsky releases like Bere Barley, Islay Barley.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, strong industrial and mineral shades - stone dust, welding spray, whetstone, carbide; industrial textiles, vinyl, in the background sweet berry notes, jam, dried grapes.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, oak, grain, malt, sawdust, pepper wave, vanilla, sweet confectionery notes, ginger, mineral water with juice, rubber, strong mineral-industrial tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy mineral, warming, a little plastic and rubber (well-inscribed, do not cause rejection), oak, industrial notes, ginger.

  5. Nikilema scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      65 65

  6. Hemdl scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Sobering. Immature and tasteless little convincing. Of course, in this experiment, the intention is to focus on the different stages of maturity and barley, however, this malt is considered to be simply below average and for the "connoisseur" rather uninteresting.
    • Nose
      First, clear youth and noticeable alcohol, which luckily after some time, something sets. Then sweet malt, a little pastry and creamy honey sweetness. A few floral notes are present as well as a few sour, unripe fruits. Altogether for my taste a bit too "wild" and young, but with recognizable approaches.
    • Taste
      Powerful, slightly snappy start. The alcohol pushes powerful and prickles on the tongue. Here, too, a slightly sourish note as with unripe fruit and a clear Obstler note (pear?), Which is increasingly strong in the mouth. There is also some fruit sweetness and light oak, but overall it goes down a bit.
    • Finish
      Even on the finish this note of quite cheap Obstler somehow hang, even after the malt has long disappeared from the tongue. This remains slightly dry back, the finish itself rather unspectacular and short.


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