Bruichladdich 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon cask
Number of bottles
60.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
De Bruijn & Dingemanse
Added on
01 Jul 2018 12:46 am by Clanarie
ColoredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,95

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20 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Firm and very good! Impressive, great spirit!
    • Nose
      All kinds of melons, seaspray, mineral, some discreet floral smokiness, grassy and maybe some green tea. Gingercake. In the background some kind of incence. Very fresh Bruichladdich.
    • Taste
      Rich and oily, gingercake again. Sharp, salty and mineral. Sharp waxy lemons. Vanilla/oak. Green melon, some dry grass, grapefruit and green tea, very clean and pure.
    • Finish
      Long, clean, kind of smokey, zests, perhaps a little salt.

  2. mariods scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    A fiery bourbon with a rather impenetrable nose, sharp and short taste with moderately interesting spectrum and a finish that should have lasted a bit longer, had it wanted to score higher.
    • Nose
      It's a real challenge to reach beyond the stinging alcohol here, but it promises green apple skin and white berries carried on bourbon vanilla. Strangely, even some water could not douse it.

      It turns out some effort is needed for it to give away its contents; letting it rest for a couple of minutes, sniffing ever so gently, trying from different angles and distances where only some would work. Alas, with my original findings it remains.
    • Taste
      It takes me on a blitz tour through 3 different aspects. Starting off on the fruity side with (slightly underripe) apple, pear, a hint of citrus, hastily passing a sweeter profile characterized by vanilla, honey and oak, landing on more toasted and smokey notes.

      It definitely is interesting but it flies by so fast that it's hard to properly enjoy.
    • Finish
      The fruits come floating above the smokey sweetness again and shortly after, a more grassy/herbal undertone makes its appearance.

      Given the high alcohol percentage, one just expects it to last way longer than it does, just like the taste, hence the final verdict.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple, pear, vanilla and malt are trying hard to extricate alcohol vapors!
      Adding water will not work anything, on the contrary, making the whole quite dull.
    • Taste
      Ultra broom in alcohol, impossible to savor anything but the few fresh fruits dominated by pepper.
      With water, we have a certain dynamism, and the fruits seem unripe, a somewhat austere profile that I do not appreciate too much.
    • Finish
      Spices in shambles, but it's hard hard!

      That's the whole problem I have with Bruichladdich in un peated, this lack of consistency in the profile. I like their young non-peated malts when they have this cereal profile, or the use of some original casks.
      There, a "simple" barrage of bourbon, young, and watts for watts, I found there little pleasure.

      Enthusiasm 2/5
      (I almost put 1/5 so it was a test)

      Whisky n ° 1961

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. berarith73 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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