Bruichladdich 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Series
Stated Age
27 years old
17 yrs Bourbon Casks + 10 yrs French Oak
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2018 10:32 pm by Torbehn

Average value

€ 386,95

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134 × member ratings

271 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.69 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully soft and mild, creamy and fruity, varied, extremely tasty and delicious! The only small point of criticism: Sometimes I lack volume, strength and a little bit of my own character. Of course, the whining is at an extremely high level ... tastes and pleases!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Reddish copper shimmers in the Premium Snifter, extremely thick "legs" stick to the glass wall. Dried grapes and berries rise powerfully with caramelized sugar and a fine maritime note, sour cherries and sweet mandarins are added. Sweet peaches and minimal hints of sweet tobacco come into their own, red grapes spoiled by the sun and creamy milk chocolate caresses the nose, leather, caramel and toffee melt minimally, the saliva is suddenly stimulated!
    • Taste
      The first sip pours mildly, gently and creamily on the tongue. Dried fruit, milk chocolate, creamy toffee and caramel, fine grated oranges ends in a wonderfully subtle sharpness between the lips, hazelnuts play with walnuts, slightly sour fruit notes are covered with velvety vineyard peach. Slightly salty, maritime influences come into play, creamy wood tones melt nuances of cold smoke and peat, honey and a pinch of black pepper rest on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Dried grapes and berries, sour cherries, milk chocolate, cedarwood and hazelnuts melt gently and creamily on the tongue. The tasty flavors remain oily and greasy for a relatively long time, albeit weakly, on the palate before they end with a creamy wood note and a handful of hazelnuts.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite a stringy part, some will even hate it because it leaves very little whisky, I definitely do not understand the very high ratings, but it is completely lacking in complexity, but it has something delicious in the juicy fruit.
    • Nose
      Phew, what a mega wine nose, good or bad, maybe. a little more bad because there is not much whisky left, could really be light red wine, wild berry bushes, sulfur from extinguished matches, plum, rosemary, dark chocolate, fennel, black pepper and a little cherry
    • Taste
      Plum, cherry, but very distinctive and quite spritzig for 49%, looks like a not perfectly rounded fruit schnapps, dark chocolate, with clearly woody notes, moist earth, damp leaves
    • Finish
      Furthermore Obstler, Earl Gray Tea, plum with skin and core, medium length

  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:

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

  4. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Mmh interesting, another candidate where I was initially rather disappointed, have now left the sample aside for a while. Limited today ... and wow ... I'm really excited today. Is it due to the daily form? Something bothered me the first time, I don't know exactly what ... again I didn't write any notes back then. Well then I share what I like today. Somehow I just find it brutally tasty, maybe it is because I had a few whiskys in the glass before. Sure, he is not a complexity monster despite his age, but that doesn't always have to be the case. The fruit influence through the French Oak is unmistakable, a lot of wine, cherry, spice and tannins in the nose. Add to that tobacco and the smell of old ashtrays, where you can't get rid of the smell despite washing it several times. Pleasant in the mouth due to the somewhat "low" alcohol strength but in no way lax. Very spicy, no acidic-fermented note and extremely tasty and saliva-stimulating. Again this combination of cherry and tobacco. A little bit bitter chocolate, Mon-Cherie. Spicy sweet aftertaste, now also slightly sour and very pleasant. Would prefer this whisky for currently 380 euros at any time to the 2 years older 800 euros expensive release 1988/2019, which in my opinion is an outrageous insolence in terms of price-performance. 90 points

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Smell is extremely sweet, boiled chicken.
    • Nose
      The whole is very partial to the sweetness of juicy fruits. Red velvet cakes dotted with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries, high sweetness and alcoholic fruit wine, orange juice, cranberry juice, smooth egg yolks, a little sulfur, eggplant ash, chestnut cakes, a series of common sherry Barrel flavor.
    • Taste
      Juicy fruits, grapefruit, honey, peppers, tannins, spices, coffee, barley.
    • Finish
      Longer, sweet and sour berries, nuts, tannins.

  8. GlnD scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  9. GlnD scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  10. GlnD scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior


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