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Bruichladdich 1990

Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
17 yrs Bourbon Casks + 10 yrs French Oak
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055807409049
Added on
14 Jan 2018 10:32 pm by Torbehn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 429,23

35 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

201 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      I smell honey, roasted walnuts, dried fruits, hints of fresh oranges, vanilla, caramel, oak, and sweet malt. This dram has a lot of winey influence and a strong salty honeyed sea breeze, sometimes a bit metallic.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dried fruits like raisins and plums dominate the taste. I also get sweet honeyed fruits like dates on the palate. The alcohol is warming but not too strong.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is a bit winey, fruity and has notes of coffee and chocolate.

  2. WhiskyFUNd scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: overripe cantaloupe. I basically want to grab some prosciutto and wrap it around my glass. Just lovely on the sniffer.

    Palate is lovely, and then lacks nuance. Where is the gi joe kung-fu grip? I found Kavalan Vinnho Barrique just tinkled my tastebuds 20% longer and more vigorously.

  3. waal scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    Oh, gorgeous! The non-smoky Islay malt exudes fresh and fruity notes in abundance. Cherry, lime and sugar candy come to my mind. I can not help but think about Caipirinha. Accompanied by a pleasant sweetness and the aromas of wild berries, as well as coffee and chocolate. What I have here in the glass is subtle, fine and noble. Right top class. Whether it is as an aftershave? ???? Seriously - do they even know what they are doing at BL? I can not stop smelling the glass, but then "overcome" the first sip.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    Acid of orange and lime make the first impression in the mouth. Unfortunately the malt (a bit) watery and really unfortunately, unfortunately not very exciting. Something is missing the substance. The wood is pleasant and the malt is not astringent. Pleasant spice spreads in the mouth. With each sip more the Laddie is better and creamier, but unfortunately he remains little complex.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    The finish is short to medium, but very pleasant. In particular, the Nachschmecken is lovely and evokes in me associations of wild berries, vanilla and especially strawberry. The last impressions are then still somewhat astringent.

    Overall impression / comment:
    Ui, that's a pity. So promising was the beginning of our short 2cl-friendship, but unfortunately the single malt could not keep the suspense. After the tasting on the BL website, I read about how "risky" the process was after 17 years of ex-bourbon and 10 more years of ex-wine casks. Well - I suppose there was nothing else left, because without the wine finish, the malt would probably have become extremely meaningless ... Nevertheless - the Laddie reconciled with the aroma and the fine (if not exciting) notes in the taste and finish. Thus:

    Points:
    87/100 (range flavor to taste: 12 points)

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