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Bruichladdich Waves 7 Year Old

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Bruichladdich Waves 7 Year Old

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  • Brand: Bruichladdich
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 46.0%
  • Age: 7 year old

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Bruichladdich Waves 7 Year Old

Bruichladdich from the past. Well, a few years at least. That’s when I bought a set of three miniatures, but so far I did not get round to tasting them. I’ll make time now. I will start with this Waves.

Lovely fresh nose full of grasses and some earth. Farmy too. Saddle and raw broccoli. Smell quite young though. Oh, wait… it is. After a few moments it becomes sweeter on vanilla and apples, but also some watermelon and gooseberry. Hardly any spices, bar some cumin.

It is immediately sweet and fruity on the palate, with a prickly pepper. Liquorice and loads of citrus reveal themselves. They are louder than the apples. A salty edge. Quite powerful despite being modest in ABV. Strangely enough, I also get a floral side with a slight metallic taste which is a bit weird – not in a good sense.

The finish is short to medium long, with again some salty liquorice. Unfortunately that floral side returns in full force at the death.

Fairly simply but quite accessible Laddie.


This was one of the first Bruichladdichs i've tasted. back than i was not aware of the more flowery sweet noses the laddie is known for, and it took me by surprise.

the nose is indeed sweet, like a smoky lolipop, flowers and heather galore.

the palate is again, very slightly peaty. it's as if the peat is underneath, but is not surfacing up. quite nicely, but not enough.

i can think of some dishes where adding a bit of this nectar can make even better. but don't get me wrong, this is a fine dram.

the finish is medium, with biscuity notes, and tiny wafts of peat under your tongue.

not a very complex dram, but also a fairly cheap laddie, good entry level value.

a fine dram, yet not a great one.

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