Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bere Barley
Stated Age
08 years old
American oak casks
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Aug 2019 9:18 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 75,51

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21 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2010

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. galg33 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    he first of which is the Bere Barley 2010 – this edition was distilled from Bere Barley, which used to be more popular in the day, but not currently as it’s a low-yield barley strain as opposed to more modern barley strains. Bere barley is one of the most interesting grains still cultivated in the modern day. The antecedents of Bere reach back to the dawn of Scottish agriculture, around 4,500 years ago. The Bere Barley used for this whisky was grown in four farms on Orkney ( Weyland & Watersfield, Richmond Villa, Quoyberstane and Northfield), and was aged entirely in ex-bourbon American oak casks.

    Nose: Quite a lot of cereals on the first whiff, with a nice oaty note, and some fresh dough. The fruit comes immediately after with pear drops, apple peel and more orchard fruit (mainly peaches, and apricots), there’s also a light waxy note which I quite like. It’s also vegetal and creamy at times with vanilla, and is undoubtedly bruichladdich with this funk I can’t quite describe.

    Palate: Sweet and creamy with vanilla and youthful notes of apples / pear , then some more of the orchard fruit (peach), lemon and also a nice woody note, with bitter sweet chocolate / cocoa combination , and some wood spice / tannins. Powerful palate indeed.

    Finish : Apple , pear vanilla and wood spices, and quite a lot of freshly ground pepper, a nice interplay of sweet and bitter coffee grounds.

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 19 20 20 79

    young and spiritually .... sad

  6. ARCH3R scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  7. face scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Especially nosing this one with your eyes closed will teleport you to a distillery(tour), with this barley dust and later on malty 'distillery odour'. Enjoyable for sure.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Modest, sweet and some fruits. Also some 'barley dust', like moving your hand through of bowl of barley.
      Pear, and malty, like walking close alongside a distillery.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty strong now, pepper, sweet, malty, a little bitter note underneath. Then some honey, thick structure, caramel as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still some pepper, sweet, caramel, honey. Middle long.

  9. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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