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Overall rating
81.78/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
12.2004
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1667
Number of bottles
1060
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2010
Added on
24 May 2010 12:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 259.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2004

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.78 points

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very special and off mainstream. It's no failure to try it.
    • Nose
      Powerful. At first some grainy and yeasty notes come up which then change into coffee. The influence from the sherry wood is obvious and strong. Unfortunately the quality of the sherry is quite low, which then leads to notes of burnt cake, burnt sugar, liquorice and aceto balsamico. I get some fruity notes of black currant as well. Not really unpleasant but also not the way that I like sherried whiskies to be.
    • Taste
      Powerful and bold. In the beginning there is full sherry and Guinness with a little aceto balsamico, becoming really hot, salty and spicy soon before some liquorice and burnt caramel are coming up as well. Interesting and neither pleasant nor unpleasant.
    • Finish
      Hot, spicy and dry with wood and burnt caramel. There are also still notes of Guinness, which probably come from the barley.

  2. Roel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice glow, must have been an Oloroso cask. Again, not the typical Laddie, but nice for a youngster.
    • Nose
      Very surprising, after the bad notes this dram got elsewhere. Very clean and sherry like. Dry grainy notes - read barley - and rather fruity raisinlike sherry, but not sweet.
    • Taste
      Not the typical Laddie, because of the dryness. Some might think there is a little cardboarness here, but for me it is rather the sherry character. Otherwise a typical salty note, even dark chocolate and still the fruity notes we had in the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium long, but on nice dry sherry notes. Must have been an active cask. I like it.

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