Bruichladdich 1985

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series
Stated Age
32 years old
3rd fill->1st fill Bourbon,Claret Wine Finish
Number of bottles
48.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L161570 17/271
Added on
04 Nov 2017 8:53 am by mandragoru

Average value

€ 798.98

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67 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1985

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.14 points

  1. MaltMinute scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    This whisky is spectacular and incredibly close to the same league as the epic 1970. There was plenty of cask re-racking, which anyone would be rightfully suspicious of but Bruichladdich has pulled it off sublimely. This is magnificent stuff and to say less would almost be churlish.
    • Nose
      All kinds of tropical and berry fruits mashed into a compote with all kinds of pastry desserts. Strawberry, mango, peach, raspberry, vanilla icing, and toffee. Ever had empire biscuits? That Scottish cookie with jam and topped with icing sugar? Imagine if that was topped with a bunch of fruit and turned into a whisky. The burnt toffee/brown sugar notes really come through after some time in the glass.
    • Taste
      The texture of this spirit is silky to a fault. It's almost like drinking a bourbon and reminds me of a particularly good bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel. Apricots, peaches, slight chocolate, and all those berry fruits again. Some maple syrup flavour is present as well.
    • Finish
      This is where the Hidden Glory is. The finish is reminiscent of the 1970 to me. Gingery, slightly coastal salt, a little bit of dark chocolate, and a bit of earthy minty taste. It's luscious and causes you to salivate after swallowing, nothing about it is drying or overly oaky. Glorious.

  2. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    old and dignified, really complex stuff. sweet, vanilla, some dark honey, grapes, moldy wine cellar, spices, bitter oak but really likeable. dark chocolate, fruity again, some citrus. that is really a rollercoaster ride. extremly well balanced. nose, taste and finish - for me all on the same high level. Fine dram to taste and enjoy! (WSZ18)

  3. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Bruichladdich 32 yo 1985/2017 (48.7%, OB, Rare Casks Series, Bourbon, Fresh Bourbon, French Oak, 4200 bottles): 86 Punkte

  4. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    God damn, this is beautiful. All kinds of berries, and jams. With brown sugar with toffee, tastes like this used a 4 roses barrel? the oak in this tastes divine!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. MH90 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    So sad those fake accounts, giving 100 points at 10 different bruichladdich's .. Please stop polluting whisky base. Nobody will fall for this!

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ripe, set whisky. Great, mature, sweet ex-bourbon notes meet a very fine and elegant red wine finish. Nice berry fruit aromas and light acidity.
    Crunchy dry on the finish.

  9. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. WhiskyFUNd scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Big, bold and freaking delicious. The bourbon influence is loud and proud. My mouth started to salivate in anticipation for my wife's coconut banana rum bread with walnut flakes. On the buds it hits strong, and makes me think of a full frontal parkers heritage with a fruity finish.

    Mad points for an insanely drinkable bottle.


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