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

€ 791,17

38 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1985

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. 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)

  2. 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

  3. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 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.

  5. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. BlackMetal scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Color:the blood with water
    Nose:grape skins, tannins, black currant, strawberry red berries, such as oak spices, caramel, sweet fruit cake, a trace of the roses
    Palate: sweet, silky soft, sweet and sour preserved fruit, fruit pudding, cream cakes
    Finish: long, sweet and sour plum, cassis, sweet.
    Conclusion: website said only after three months in French oak barrels (tips for mouton rothschild bucket, but officials did not say), worried about only had three months before drinking red wine barrel how much effect. In fact, enough for three months.Nose, palate, with a full red wine barrel, from time to time leave some bourbon barrels of caramel, flowers, cream and so on, the two sides clasp. Three months in barrels can achieve such a change, level of red wine barrel is filled, at the same time can only sigh, buchholz lardy way of bucket of resources and use barrels, it is.

  9. WSP scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  10. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The 1985 comes from the final 22 casks of legacy stock originally filled into gentle third fill bourbon casks that lay untouched until 2012 when it was re-casked into fresh Bourbon before a final coup de grace in French oak from one of the greatest French chateaux.

    • Nose
      An amazing array of notes. Blood orange, nectarines, banana bread, desiccated coconut, vanilla custard, then more floral and nutty tones, geranium, marzipan, walnut, heather honey.
    • Taste
      Tremendous presence on the palate, the texture is wondrously soft and syrupy. The short ACE in the wine casks has given a warm, nutmeg hint and a layer of fruity notes, raspberry, blackcurrant jam and ripe plum, all perfectly balanced by years in American oak – cinder toffee, lemon meringue and coconut - bounty bar sweet. It opens continually to reveal layer upon layer of complexity.
    • Finish
      Long and gentle, the oak influence is strong with waves of soft vanilla wafer, toffee and sandalwood. Then lemon barley sugars, a hint of salted caramel and apricot syrup.


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