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Bruichladdich 2002

Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 27 - Jay Doherty
Vintage
19.08.2002
Bottled
05.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
R09/190-003
Number of bottles
910
Strength
60.6 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
19 May 2017 8:16 pm by MacLeod66
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134,83

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 159,00

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

steinrich
Expert Senior steinrich Review note
02 Nov 2017 9:41 am
steinrich gave this whisky 91 points

Hammer Whisky :) Danke dem Spender für das Sample :)

Weighted Rate
91
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
Laga93
Expert Senior Laga93 Review note
31 Oct 2017 11:45 pm
Laga93 gave this whisky 91 points

Direkt abgefüllt bei Bruichladdich. Ein exzellenter Malt.         

Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
91
Patrick93
Expert Senior Patrick93 Review note
31 Oct 2017 10:14 pm
Patrick93 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Review note
07 Oct 2017 2:52 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
86
Price
79
Presentation
77
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Tasting note
07 Oct 2017 2:51 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

red fruits, floral, pastry, rich deep sherry, aromatic wood, cinnamon, spices, minerals, coffee, roasted grains

Taste

rich dark fruits, red wine, elegant oloroso sherry, marzipan, coarse grains, coffee grounds, hints of orange peel

Finish

long, red fruits, spicy, dry, minerals, copper, salty red wine, woodsy bitterness, hints of grass and orange peel, dried red fruits at the back followed by salty red wine, orange peel and cinnamon

Comments
Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
13 Sep 2017 9:29 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Soft and round right from the beginning, no biting scents despite the Laddie's 60.6% alcohol content. Ripe dark fruits come out at first, but they're quickly accompanied by earthy, even mossy, notes that make for an interesting mix. The nose promises a lot of (dry) sherry. Finally, oranges and spices, cinnamon.

Taste

Dry sherry and the fruity sweetness of dark cherries and raisins. Still, there is that earthy taste, hazel nuts too. Creamy caramel tops the taste off.

Finish

Quite sweet at first (toffee), drier and more earthy later. While the taste dissipates relatively quickly, a long-lasting dry feeling on the palate remains.

Comments

This is a wonderful complex 14-year-old whisky. No water required at all. Give it a couple of minutes in the glass though as it becomes more creamy after a little while.

My Collection
Lorien
Member Senior Lorien Note
25 Jun 2017 7:03 pm
Lorien gave this whisky 88 points

Info from the Bruichladdich-Shop on Islay today : Type of sherry was Oloroso.

Lovely dram!

My Collection
Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
05 Jun 2017 9:34 pm
Fight65 gave this whisky 89 points

Eine tolle 14-jährige Sherry Butt Abfüllung. Benötigt trotz seiner 60.6% keinerlei Wasser. Schön rund ohne bittere Noten. Well done!

Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
holborndrinker
Connoisseur holborndrinker Note
04 Jun 2017 11:48 pm

Who is Jay and why does he get a valinch in his honour?  The website states that:

“I nearly did a somersault when I tasted it,” says Jay Doherty of the valinch cask that bears his name, an Oloroso butt, from which visitors to the Laddieshop can fill their bottles. 

Jay grew up in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on the Racecourse Road. He worked as a slater, including on the London School of Economics building at Butlers Wharf beside Tower bridge, before following his fiancee, Mairi, to Islay. His first taste of Bruichladdich was a bottle of 12 year old that he won in a golf tournament; he is still a keen golfer and captains the island's golf club.

Once on Islay, Jay worked with local hauliers, Mundells, who bring in all the glassware and bottling hall supplies and take our finished products off the island. In that role, his approach to deliveries was characteristically fun-loving and personable, for instance contriving to hide a pool table that was a surprise present. By the time he started in the warehouses at Bruichladdich in April 2011, “I’d supplied the distillery, this was my run, so I knew everybody, they accepted me as one of their own.”

Of working in the warehouses, he says, “You need to be a wee bit tougher than most, I suppose. But it's good, we like to call it our gym. It gives you a good workout, and we don't have to pay for it.”

Besides that, he says the volume and “iconic” class of casks that we work with here surprised him, particularly the stocks from very famous chateaux. “You learn what makes a good whisky, it's not just pouring a whisky into a vat, it's not like that; it's that whiskies are blended, crafted, you know. I like working with the casks, they all have different personalities and different flavours and different aromas. When you vat something, you`re not only seeing the colours coming out of the cask, you`re getting the aromas as well, it`s a beautiful thing!”

Nunc est bibendum - mine's a double!

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