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03 Aug 2010

Bruichladdich Waves

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich WavesBruichladdich Waves is part of the series Waves / Rocks / Peat. Waves is moderately peated (15 ppm) and ACE’d in Malvoisie madeira casks, after being matured in ex-bourbon wood.


Bruichladdich Waves (46%, OB 2008)

Nose: soaked raisins and vanilla. A little more peat than I expected. Some maritime / grassy notes. A fruity, sweet edge coming from the madeira wine. Mouth: malty start with quite a lot of spices. Another wave of vanilla. Sweet liquorice in the background, and something slightly minty. Finish: medium-long on mellow peat, spices and berries.

A fresh, fruity and easy Bruichladdich. Kind of a summer Islay malt.

Score: 80/100

Bruichladdich Waves 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-08-03
  • Gal

    i got this one a year ago and quite sorry for it…
    a very mediocre laddie it is.
    have not even properly reviewed it.


  • Pier

    I like this one very much. As a fan of Lagavulin not really peaty, but it fits the dram. In my opinion this Bruichladdich tastes like early spring, a bit power from the winter just left behind you. but in the end some citrus. The citrus part surprised me the first time and now makes me happy every time i take a sip! Definitely recommended



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