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Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Vintage
01.12.2004
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
1545
Number of bottles
384
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2019 12:11 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 151,43

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51 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2004 HoMc

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. Oogadal scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Again, just wondering if my bottle has the same whisky in it..? I doubted a bit as I find over € 120 a shitload of money for just a 14 yo whisky, heck, I find € 100 actually too much for a 14 yo, but House of McCallum, well, let's say, there might be some expectations there..? Port cask matured was the trigger to buy and I opened the bottle straight after delivery and I had it breath for some hours. Nosing this it is actually very hard to detect a hint of ex port cask. It's more like a refill ex sherry cask, and not a 1st refill but a second or 3rd at it's best. Aka; virtually no cask influence. Shame. Tasting this one actually only the alcohol pops up very dominating. Some floral Laddie typicals and, of course, some very young baby puke. The milky style. Sounds bad, but isn't. The finish is what you might expect after the dissapointing nose and taste; short and boring.
    This ex port cask could have worked, but it should be left in it's cask way longer to have a chance of getting in the 88 point range. But at this pirce level I expect 89-90 points and this will never reach that level.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Immediate notes of cereals, which is usual at Bruichladdich. On the other hand, for 14 years spent in Porto cask, the influence is minimal! Where then is it a finish? Strange. Nevertheless, the opening gives it peaty notes, and a hint of red fruit manages to make its way.
    In the mouth, extremely ample, very solid on these supports: cereals-peat-spices.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 2078

  3. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strawberries, raspberries, typical Bruichladdich notes
    • Taste
      Fruity, red fruits, malty, cereals, cornflakes, alcohol well integrated
    • Finish
      Fruity, good, asks for more.

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pretty enjoyable, but blind I would never think this has port cask influence, which is actually a good thing for me I guess...
    I would say some sherrycask finish or something.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, but predominantly strong alcohol. A bit organic, red fruits, plums. Earthy notes, mossy. But foremost: alcohol. Far behind even some hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, pepper. Sweet drop, licorice. Some cappuccino-like, and some red fruits, raspberry. A creamy structure, like a power-up raspberry vla.
      Later on some caramel as well.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still some pepper, sweet fruity, peach-like. Still some raspberry. Middle long, alcohol still pretty intense.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      wood, earthy, liquorice, flat, red wine, red fruit, currants, thyme, creme brulee
    • Taste
      wood tones, sweetness, strawberries, red currants, brown sugar, tabek, plums, cake batter, sour aftertaste

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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