Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Dramfool (Df)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan Signature Collection 1.1
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Château Latour
Number of bottles
61.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2021 1:31 pm by dumdi_san
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2007 Df

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.75 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Laddie and wine barrel often work very well for me. Here too. A very good choice. Above all, the finish is fun because a lot happens for a long time.
    • Nose
      The wine barrel immediately comes across well, sour cherry, slightly nutty, I mean to smell a bit of sulfur, but I like that and really look for it, nice intensity, but very smooth, the laddie character comes through the wine barrel, something Caramel, tart, slightly dirty, but not really tangible, just as an impression, could easily go towards tobacco, after a while a little chocolate is added, nice
    • Taste
      wow, that's how it should taste, a lot of dark chocolate, definitely also sulfur, but subtle and more associated with the sour red fruit, roasted aromas, slightly nutty, hazelnut slices, great mouthfeel, cherry, salt, not all that sweet, rather creamy and sour / nutty
    • Finish
      from the back it gives it another step on the gas, drier, more intense, the mouth is full of aromas, bitter, nut, still roasted aromas, tingles as if you had fruit soda in your mouth, still sets accents, ends very pleasantly

  2. dumdi_san did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from Jim McEwan:

    Colour - Amber / Gold

    Aromas & Flavours - Opens beautifully on a combination of plump ripe grapes, sweet oak and hot washed malt with an overture of Rowan, Birch & Heather in bloom. The fruitiness with the oak is well balanced and you will also detect a squeeze of honey & lemon and a slight nuttiness from the oak. I find this to be one of the most intriguing malts I have ever evaluated.

    Its taste spectrum is amazingly broad ranging from fruity to floral to wine like citrus to kiln dried barley to oaky overtures. It’s complex! The colour is absolutely beautiful proving that the quality of the wine grapes who were the first occupants of the cask add their presence providing a magical highlight that is very rare making for a terrific mid palate experience.

    The finish is harmonious and lingers long like a good friend whose company is enjoyed and that is a true reflection of the team who made this spirit in a Distillery that could so easily have been lost forever!

  3. mnljng scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  4. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oily texture, fantastic window in the glass. A really balanced and tasty Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wonderful nose, dark berries, blackberries, subtle wood notes, removes some chilli and spice with a hint of mint.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Short but really succinct taste explosion with dark berries, dark chocolate, subtle spice with wood notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, dark berries remain, here even honey with a little almonds. In addition, the spicy wood notes.

  5. whiskyfuchs did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    [from dramfool.com website]

    Distilled on 2nd November 2007 this whisky spent its whole 13-year life maturing in cask #RO8/153-12. This maturation took place in a 1st fill Bordeaux red wine cask from a Château being one of only four châteaux to be awarded the Premier Cru (First Growth) status in the 1855 Official Classification. A classic Bordeaux paired with a classic of Islay!

    Bottled in February 2021 as Release 1.1 of the Jim McEwan Signature Collection, like all bottlings within the collection, it was bottled un-chill filtered, with no added colour, and at natural cask strength of 61.8% (Jim would have it no other way!), it yielded only 265 bottles.

    Price: £280 inc. VAT


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