Bruichladdich 1970

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valinch I was there! (but not that day)
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
47.3 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
10 feb 2018 7:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 831.20

30 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 1970

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.74 points.

  1. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle No 121 was sold empty on ebay in August 2022

  2. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Furniture polish, not particularly complex. A touch of bounty dark and Brazil nut
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, mild, nice
    • Finish
      85 85
      A quickie of cotton candy, unfortunately with a slightly soapy undertone

  3. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  4. DrunkDude scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5551, the ideal type of bourbon single barrel, peat-free tea-scented fruit basket, beautiful style, if it can be accompanied by a cup of lab goodbye, it would be wonderful.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Goodbye Nanguo. Coming to the dust and old tea stand, the scent of mixed tea and mint, the delicate acids and esters create a clear expression of the fruit basket, condensed sour pineapple, sweet raisins, sweet orange juice, jackfruit sweetness, passion fruit, micro sea salt, Coatco's red pomelo in slightly sugar water, with some dill on the side, is clear and beautiful. 95
    • Taste
      88 88
      It is indeed the sweet scent of Jin Jun eyebrows. In addition, the association of sweet flavoring products is very strong, such as maltose, coffee mate, maple syrup, condensed milk, heavy mint, star anise maceration, grapes, old books, old mango fragrance, The mouthfeel is relatively short, quickly closed with tea tannins, covering wide and shrinking. The taste is full, with oily touch in the front part and tea-like tannin in the back part, but it is smoother and the expression length is short, which is regrettable. p88b88
    • Finish
      92 92
      Heavy tea, smooth, dense tannins, licorice, mint, micro syrup, grapefruit peel oil. 92

  5. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No 231 was sold empty on ebay in May 2021

  6. Zinni scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    You have to like coconut ... I like coconut! Very, very cool bottling.
    • Nose
      Coconut, brown sugar, coconut, honey, coconut, pineapple, coconut, yellow plum, coconut, cinnamon bark ... and a touch of coconut.
    • Taste
      Lively, neat wood, furniture polish and of course coconut.
    • Finish
      Warm and long finish, pleasantly woody.

  7. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Despite the amount of aromas, it looks rather fragile. But of course it's very tasty. This is more of a whisky to be very, very consciously enjoyed or analyzed. Otherwise you will miss something. As a side note: exciting that there are so many sherry flavors to be found. No such cask was involved. Full review (german):

  8. Willum scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. PBoe70 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  10. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hard noted.
    Very nice profile. Superb balanced and beautiful complexity. But hard to find a typicity.
    Definitely very good, but will I remember that glass?
    • Nose
      Super nice nose, although a little wooded for my taste.
      White grape, apple, pear, peach. Lemon. Caramel, light salty wind. Tobacco, wood, a little wax and detergent.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's oily, on the engine, the dust, the old book.
      Then the fruit comes out. Strawberry, apricot, peach, lemon. A beautiful explosion.
      We have black pepper wrapped in cocoa, cranberry. Very pretty.
      A hint of camphor, leather.
    • Finish
      Chocolate and leather finish. Red fruit.

  12. AAA scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  13. MrRancho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich? Bruichladdich!
    • Nose
      Kräuter, karamelisierte Orange, Bouillon, Grillhähnchen
    • Taste
      Himbeere, Vanille, Kräuter, Milchschokolade, Rosenmarzipan, Litschi-Macarons
    • Finish
      Mittlerer Abgang, erinnert mich an Traube-Nuss Schokolade

  14. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This appears to be the same bottling as "I was there - but not that day" which is limited to 250 bottles, only this states on the label that it is one of 20.  Attached is the link to the auction site where it sold recently.

  15. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A 31 year old Bruichladdich distilled in 1970 and available, in general,

    only at the distillery. The Valinch whiskies are the single casks that

    they get visitors to hand bottle themselves when visiting and are thus

    rather rare. This is one of the ones from the early days of the

    distillery`s millenial rebirth and is rather good."


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