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Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
07.2002
Bottled
04.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
511438
Number of bottles
562
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2017 4:28 pm by vmk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2002 MBl

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A really great Bruichladdich! Creamy and sweet, peaty with a fine hint of smoke. Discreet musty and musty. Intense chocolate and almonds ... Great part, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Wow, fine and fruity peat notes are pouring out of the glass! The first Nosing then unfolds the Bruichladdich its full aroma. Mild and mineral peat mixes with fruity and dried berries. Dark sherry aroma plays with dark chocolate and sweet smoke aromas, the mineral peat harmonizes perfectly with the intense fruit flavors. After repeated smelling the initially harmoniously integrated alcohol is very dominant and bizzels slightly in the nose. Slowly, the peat and smoke aroma with the intense dark fruits merge to a creamy melange which is soon covered by the high alcohol content.
    • Taste
      Creamy with fiery roasted aromas, the peat discharges its full and intense aroma at the first sip. Burnt almonds mix with dark, dark chocolate, hot espresso drips on the chocolate and melts creamy with the nutty chocolate. These wonderful aromas slowly fade away, in the background is sweet and fruity peat with a subtle cold smoky note. A wonderfully sweet and creamy chocolate mixture is distributed over intense and fruity berries and grapes. Very delicate!
    • Finish
      Sweet and creamy, the departure begins his work. In the meantime, a subtle sharpness has formed and heats up the palate. Slightly musty and with a hint of moder, the sherry flavors come to the fore again, the sweet peat is not as mineral as at the beginning. a chubby warmth spreads in the mouth, at the very end of the finish, a dry walnut aroma comes to light. The wonderfully harmonious aromas will be remembered for a long time.

  2. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The Bruichladdich starts with a slight smokiness and a variety of "heavy" flavors. Lots of dark chocolate, roasted aromas - up to espresso, a variety of nuts and spices caress my nose. The high alcohol content of 54.9% is very well integrated. Slightly hesitant now emerge dark forest fruits (with a slight sweetness) and a subtle moderation, which reminds me of a wet forest floor in autumn. The beautiful complexity is complemented by a subtle saltiness. To be honest, the flavor constellation is somewhat unexpected for me, as I expected more of a fruity sherry board. Nevertheless, the nose is very harmonious and increases the anticipation of the tasting.
    • Taste
      Stronger and fuller. The mouthfeel is wonderfully oily and warming, with a noticeable prickle on the tip of the tongue (especially at the first sip). A flood of bittersweet chocolate and some milk chocolate, with a pronounced Nussigkeit (reminds me strongly of the nutcracker chocolate), seduces my taste buds. So it seems like a chocolate fountain for adults. The roasted aromas are also present again and tend towards strong coffee or espresso. A light fruitiness of dark berries, subtle smoke and oak spice join. The taste also convinces me the harmony.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Still very oily and warming, at the tip of the tongue sets again a decent tingle. Heavy sherry flavors, chocolate, almonds and nuts follow. In the background there is a slight smokiness with maritime hints (salt). Finally, a slight dryness crystallizes out.

  4. Barry McMalt scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow! The malt has developed wonderfully after the bad start with water. Wonderfully complex and balanced, tasty and nicely testifies where it comes from. Has been able to convince me yet.
    • Nose
      First comes quite a muff after old shoe soles from the glass, clear citrus fruits, lime, cherry, the alcohol is quite present, shortbread, Laddie smoke, cough drops, honey, roasted aromas, unfortunately, the alcohol today is much too poorly integrated. A few drops of water can help and "liberate" the sherry, the creaminess, the pepperiness, the oak, the sweetness, the chocolate, the Laddie character. The malt explodes out of itself and suddenly makes fun, sherry, roasted hazelnuts, figs, sweetened blackberries, malt, honey, pastries, salt, pepper, chocolate, sand, candied almonds, berry jam..we see the smoke / roast aromas / the tobacco stronger, sometimes the sherry. Great!
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, peppery, chocolate, sherry, plum, raisin, sweet blackberries, shortbread, roasted aromas, nuts, subtle smoke, little, oak, unmistakable Laddie character, great variety of aromas
    • Finish
      a lot of sherry, chocolate, subtle smoke, sweet, again malt and sherry fruits, the flavors of nose and taste are here almost 1 to 1 again. Medium long finish with a very oily mouthfeel

  6. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great Islay whisky, the lover of classic Islay malts, as well as advocates of non-smoking whiskys can convince. The alcohol is very nicely involved. In the foreground is the powerful, maritime note. The finish also knows how to convince.
    • Nose
      At first, prunes and dark fruit pulp are added to rum. Then join salty popcorn, raspberries and strawberry cream candies. Always present is a slight campfire note.
    • Taste
      Strong Antrit! Sea salt and chilli focus on the tongue. As soon as the spice has settled, dark chocolate, salty toffee and smoky bacon appear on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The chili remains on the tongue for a while and gradually turns into dark chocolate and light campfire smoke. The dark chocolate remains present for a very long time.

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Caoldronach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good and very balanced sherry cask matured whisky. Not a typical Islay, however. Could well be a Speysider ;-). The sherry is not extreme, i.e. it is not a "dark sherry monster". Very elegant instead, smooth and fine. A little bit of sulphur, however, coming up in the finish. But not much and not really disturbing. Nose: a lot of vanilla although being matured in sherry casks. An interesting sherry+vanilla nose experience :-). Also a very fruity aroma.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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