Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Fusion: Fernando de Castilla
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
23 Dec 2009 2:33 pm

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Sherry Classic

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.88 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A surprisingly good NAS whisky; not so "young" in my opinion!
    About 188,00 € (2019) are too expensive!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      fruity (raisins, sultanas, vlt. peaches), some oak;
    • Taste
      full, juicy, fruity, sweet, peach, wine, gentle smoke (?), salt, wood, oak, tingling, oily body;
    • Finish
      almost long, fruity, in the aftermath salt, oak, dry-decaying;

  3. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. thomasflsts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Light yellow in color, you do not expect a sherry. It smells fantastic, a typical Bruichladdich, soft, oak, little sherry, light smoke, great smell! That's the beauty of Bruichladdich. They have their own character. Neat start, it gets smokier, almost like bacon, spicy, fruity. In the finish, the sherry is well felt. Very fine fabric!

  7. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Fino, Palo Cortado and Manzanilla casks co-exist beautifully with the vanilla sweetness of Bourbon barrels.

    Colour: Winter sunset.

    Nose: Close your eyes and inhale and you are immediately in Sanlucar de Barrameda enjoying tapas and a glass of chilled Manzanilla in the summer warmth of Andalucía. White raisins, sultanas & date syrup.
    Add a little water and these are joined by the light ruits of crisp sundried Scottisch barley.

    Palate: The salty traces of Bruichladdich and Manzanilla can be found by their citrus lemon flavour which has evolved from the salt's journey into the oak staves which together bring an amazing texture to this classic Bruichladdich

    Finish: With 14 years average age this Laddie is in it's prime, strong yet gentle. There is a uniqueness about this spirit with the solidarity and variëty of sherry casks coming together.Mood: Siësta, laid back, mellow yellow, mañana, don't  do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

  8. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Bruichladdich 'Sherry Classic' (46%, OB, Fernando de Castilla Finish, +/- 2010)  This baby was first matured in bourbon, and then finished in sherry casks. Not too sure about the age but probably quite young. Colour: straw. Nose: well, the sherry is light and does let the young spirit shine through, with the 'usual' peaches and melons as well as touches of graphite oil and paraffin. A little fresh butter too, maybe agaves and marzipan/almonds and just faint hints of beach sand. The whole is pleasantly light and fresh. Mouth: sweet, malty, fresh, fruity and slightly toasted/burnt (kirschy), maybe because it's still very young. Notes of berries, barley sugar, plum pie, then a little vanilla and just a few wee wine notes flying around. Also a little bubblegum. Finish: quite long, fruity, with a faint harshness in the aftertaste (kirsch again). Comments: I think this is classy spirit, I can't wait to try it at an older age and straight from good old refill wood! SGP:441 - 82 points.

  9. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sharp (perhaps because of the sherry finish), somewhat spicy, dry, not inviting.
    • Taste
      Tingling on the tip and on the sides at the back of the tongue. Sherry taste is clearly visible. Salty, vanilla, fruity.

  10. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85


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