Overall rating
Blended Grain
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Stated Age
46 years old
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2018 1:46 pm by Titan2015
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 217.29

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12 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Grain 1971 BR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    This isn't complicated at all and it shows what you can do with old grain whisky in sherry casks. I have tasted older and slightly younger versions and they have all been top draw. I think this is becoming my favourite combination. This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger and I squeezed every drop from the glass until it was bone dry.
    • Nose
      93 93
      I must say on first sniff it is almost bourbonesque.
      You can smell those grains and they are great, always mix well with the sherry notes.
      Felt tip pen, strawberries covered in sugar, red Roses, red toffee apple, summer fruit pudding.
      I could sit and smell this all night.
    • Taste
      95 95
      This is superb straight from the off, bitter fruits, just like chewing on a Rowantree's fruit pastilles.
      After that burst of dark fruits the old grains come in from the back with that butter and cream on a scone notes followed by a dollop of raspberry jam.
      The texture on this is second to none, just roll it around your mouth and enjoy what it has to offer.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is medium to long and everything just fades very softly leaving a lovely creamy texture on the death.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Given the right cask and enough time some grains can turn out as good as any malt, and offer a great value for money.
    This is so easy drinkable it is a bottle begging for it's own demise.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A complex mix of sweetness, dark fruits, tropical fruits and old hardwood.
      Prunes, raisins, mango, guava, on a carpet of chocolate.
      Wood oil, varnish, nuts and marzipan.
      A few drops of water gives the wood a more musky note and seems to put a blanket on some of the fruit.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Texture is more or less neutral, but it arrives with an instant full flavour. Rich sherry notes, cooked red fruits, chocolate, nuts, blood orange emerging.
      Very gentle level of spice. I feel that the ABV makes a perfect delivery.
      As on the nose, a few drops of water seems to favour and exentuate the bolder notes, as the more subtle lighter notes is getting harder to detect.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Not a lot of development, the juicy fruity sweetness has a jam like stickyness that just digs into your taste buds and remains for an extended time.
      Water? Maybe not as sticky, still very long.
      Mind you, I was very gentle with the pipette, you don't want to irreversibly drown a single drop of something that has been waiting for you for 46 years.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite crazy part and therefore a bit difficult to evaluate, my Mittester could not do anything with it, I already. Nevertheless, I have a few notes to miss to give the whole 90.
    • Nose
      Surprisingly fruity nose for a grain, mango, some pineapple, papaya, honeydew melon, sweet toffee, honey, marzipan and vanilla
    • Taste
      Wow, what a crazy Grain! Tastes more of Passao (Tropik-LIkör) and Coitreau with ginger ale, instead of whiskey, passion fruit juice, orange syrup, mango, lemongrass, green tea, esthernotes like rumcasks, macadamia nuts, lavender, perfume, slightly more bitter with malt, ginger and anise
    • Finish
      Anise, ginger, oregano, dry mango slices, long

  4. firstmajor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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