Bruichladdich 2006 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Tasty Tastings Episode 64

About four weeks ago, German online whisky retailer released four new bottlings, three of which I will review today.

The first one is a Bruichladdich, distilled in 2009, matured in a bourbon barrel for 9 years and afterwards bottled at cask strength. Only 48 bottles available for 83€ a pop.


Bruichladdich 2006 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Bruichladdich 2006 (for Whic Whiskycircle)









Name:  Bruichladdich 2006
Bottled for: Whic Whiskycircle
Distilled: 10.05.2006
Bottled: 14.08.2015
Age: 9 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Bruichladdich
Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel
Cask Number: 317 (part of)
Number of bottles: 48
Strength: 55.2%
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Piles of vanilla, joined by warm white honey and a tang of cinnamon. There is also some dried seaweed in between. Followed by white peach, candied apples and a touch of melons. Something floral in the background – maybe lavender?


The entrance on the palate is sweet, yet powerful. Warm caramel sauce. Then some pepper corns, ginger and salt, leaving a slight tingling on the tongue. A noticeable sourness of grapefruits comes through towards the end.


Rather short to medium with a slight sourness. Caramelized mountain peach and a whiff of pepper.


A well selected bourbon barrel which does not mask the distillery character.

Score: 85 / 100

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