Bruichladdich 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rum Cask Edition
Stated Age
17 years old
American Oak / Caribbean Rum Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2009 7:28 pm

Average value

€ 215.09

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 17-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: I’ve had this a few times in the past few years and enjoyed it’s malt-rich tropical fruits with a minimal [white] rum influence. Blind, i’d say its’ rum meets the Highlands’.
    T: The key to the success of this Bruichladdich is the fruit-malt complex held together with a soft<firm sweet body.
    F: A sign of good rum is one that compliments added components whilst retaining its own characteristics. The same is true for this rum cask and the filled spirit, although we know this isn’t always/often the case.
    C: I’ve always been a fan of this bottling. I’m sad to finally see the last bottle go but I’m glad it was shared and enjoyed by Malt ’n’ Copper.

    Scores a B

  2. VollePulle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Light, sweet, but not really much rum influence. For 17 years simply too meaningless. Still good drinkable.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very positive and refreshing, a very attractive fragrance, reminiscent of Clynelish, is generally rich and deep for its years and fortresses.
    • Nose
      Open, fresh, honey-floral on a mineral background, lemon, dusty boulders, lemonade notes, propolis, sea air, juicy fruits - green apples, nectarines; freshly mown grass.
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, cane sugar, candy drops, lemon, orange, then breaks astringent and bitter oak, peaches, berry sour, ginger.
    • Finish
      Oak with lemon-pepper substrate, citrus fruits, sweets, pomelo, ginger, cardamom, rhubarb.

  5. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Bruichladdich 17 years Rum Cask https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC3Rw5hH4gs

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Strong and smooth with a superfine texture, it glides over the palate leaving a Caribbean sunshine warmth which really gets the senses just a little bit excited and then some.

    Colour: Chartreuse/Gilded Lily.

    Nose: The beautiful aromas of butterscotch, light vanilla and soft marzipan drift over the olfactory senses like marshmallow clouds on a summer’s day. It’s an exciting combo of sweetness and fruit with some floral notes of mimosa, honeysuckle and acacia honey. The oak is there: mellow, mature and providing a superb stage on which the other aromatics can perform. The taste buds are on anticipation alert and they will not be disappointed. The Mardi Gras excitement is about to happen!

    Palate: It’s carnival time. Unbelievably, first to perform is the butterscotch and sweet bourbon oak flavours. It’s exciting yet sophisticated as the sweetness of malted barley, American oak and golden rum connect and deliver a stunning taste performance. At this age it’s a spirit in its prime, all those years maturing on Scotland’s Caribbean Island - “Islay” - have honed this spirit to taste perfection.

    Finish: The flavours last long into the night and when you awake in the morning there will still be a whisper to remind you of your party in a glass. There is so much happening it’s a taste carnival. Enjoy the experience.

    Mood: Mellow, relaxing, wind down. Great with a cigar.

  8. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Color : bright, bright yellow
    Aroma : Sherry, sweet, marzipan and a hint of apricot. But also spicy with a hint of smoke.
    Taste : A thick bunch of different impressions that are hardly tangible in detail. Pepper, cream, vanilla and caramel. Full-bodied and sweetish, but also a distinct pepperiness.
    Finish : medium long, mild and warm.
    Conclusion : A delicious drop without corners and edges - but also without pronounced own character. If there is such a thing, then this whisky is 'suitable for everyday use'.

  10. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Gives the impression of being much more youthful than it actually is. The rum finish doesn`t add much to the mix, in contrast to similar age rum-finished Balvenie bottlings. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80


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