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Overall rating
85.57/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bere Barley
Vintage
2010
Bottled
02.04.2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
American oak casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L163170 19/071
Barcode
5055807411813
Added on
07 Aug 2019 9:18 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 74.65

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83 × member ratings

157 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2010

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Big on the orris root, but with a quick hit of sourdough, and quite farmy overall, with a lot of grains. Sweet porridge notes. A touch of earl grey, honey, and peaches, as well as golden syrup. There's just a whiff of eucalyptus also. High complexity.
    • Taste
      Wow! Just, what is this? Great viscocity. More orris root, but also very fruity with peach and apricots. And then there's something slightly medicinal, which really throws me for a loop. A light minerality too, followed by a touch of chocolate.
    • Finish
      All of the above. Medium in length.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Tasted at a Bruichladdich Master Class.
    A very nice unpeated Islay whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Cereal, with a very crisp freshness.
      Fruity, apples, citrus.
      Some vanilla and a hint of coconut.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again very crisp, clean.
      Sweet barley sugar, caramel.
      Chocolate, muted fruits, apples and oranges.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite bold.
      Chocolate and spicy notes fading in a medium lenght.

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    [Quick festival note] The hype is quite huge on this one ... and I beg to differ. It's very interesting and very unique, granted, but this isn't 90-points material or anything close I'm afraid. I really didn't get the fruitiness that some seem to rave about. The rest of the profile is very interesting and worth trying, but I wouldn't recommend buying a bottle blind.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Vegetal and earthy, there's a "dirty potato" edge to this and actually some very light ... peat, even though there isn't supposed to be any. You feel there's something "different", it's not your everyday dram. Mirabelles, a bit overdone. Frangipane, calisson d'Aix. Very atypical and interesting but not "wow" stuff.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The alcohol is quite soft but the profile is a bit muted here, though showcasing some real complexity. Earthy again, with a peculiar impression of light smokiness. Butter, clotted cream. The youth feels quite a bit.
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. chlinatele did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 8 yo 2010/2019 ‘Bere Barley’ (50%, OB, ex-bourbon American oak)
    Distilled entirely from a 2009 batch of Bere barley grown on Orkney. Bere is an ancient, six-row varietal of barley that has been cultivated in Scotland since at least the 8th century. It’s notoriously difficult to work with in distilleries compared to more contemporary varietals, generally leading to porridge-like mashes and far lower yields. However, results at Arran and Bruichladdich so far suggest it makes a pretty characterful whisky... Colour: straw. Nose: quite a profound divergence from the previous two. This is going up another level again in terms of texture and fattiness. There’s also more green fruits - gooseberry, apple, green banana - and more sweetness in the form of honey and golden syrup. Wee touches of camphor, mint tea, eucalyptus, hessian, dusty malt bins and yellow flowers. I really love this profile - big, generous, complex and sinewy. With water: oily, sooty, esters, citrus pith, lightly carbolic, sheep wool, earth and increasingly coastal with things like sandalwood and seashells. Mouth: that’s the thing about Bere - it’s just so different. There are aspects here which nod towards world whiskies such as this really punchy, bready spiciness like pumpernickel. But there’s other aspects too. Coal dust, hessian, olive oil, grass, nutmeg, lime pith, waxed canvas and various scattered mineral qualities. I find it both highly entertaining and pleasurable. With water: pah! Superb complexity. Oily, estery fruits, autolytic, spicy, camphor and farmhouse cider with some more canvas, gorse and saline minerals. Finish: long, lemony, salty, slightly waxy and mineral. Comments: Who was it that said barley varieties don’t make a difference...?
    SGP: 662 - 90 points!

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    By nose I thought I'd be more into this than Bere Barley 2008, but the more time I spent with the two, the more 2008 beckoned to me.

    Tasted with 5 other Bruichladdich: Bere Barley 2008 (84 pts.), LaddieMP4 11yo (83), Elements of Islay Br5 (84), 12yo 2004 "A Dream of Scotland (82), and 13yo cask 5016 by Maltman (85).

    Thanks to member GIORGOS for the sample!
    • Nose
      The nose appears bolder than 2008, with a deeper leather note, but otherwise the same lemony citrus, salty sea air ambience. It feels less dry and acidic as well. Stable hay that's been in the sea, and an old wardrobe smell I wouldn't associate with such a young whisky. Some nettless and maybe rhubarb stems. Smoked fish, and faint gherkins. Water brings sweetness in the form of cream taffy, some almond soap, and a bit of chamois leather.
    • Taste
      A bit too farmy on the attack for me. Soiled hay comes to mind first, then smoked fish, salt, sweet citrus. Better on the nose by far. Water kills the farm, but also makes it nondescript, as if the farm was too integral to the experience. Feels more bourbon-y than the 2008, as if a salty Jack Daniels. Some vegetal bits as well.
    • Finish
      Long on sweet citrus, but also faintly tinny. With water it's too quiet for me.

  8. Pie3k scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

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

  9. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light fruits (pear, apple, ..) and a nice grain note run through the whole whisky. There is also a bit of dark chocolate in the mouth, which ends in a medium-long, creamy finish
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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