Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd DNA
Stated Age
32 years old
American oak Bourbon casks
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2010 8:44 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1157,07

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich MCMLXXVII

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.90 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Old style, very drinkable - very good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Malty, dry hay, sea breeze, tobacco, whiffs of peat and smoke, apples, even a hint of vanilla? - very good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, subtle sweetness, more fresh fruits, apples, pears, more tobacco, dark chocolate, little oak wood, little herbal too - still good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, spicy, herbal, not drying

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Spices, yellow and exotic fruits , a touch of peat, very nice

  3. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink fruit bomb with nice spices and peat.
    • Nose
      Waxy fruits, salted minerals, honey, pina colada, milk caramel, spicy oak and gooseberry.
    • Taste
      Rich fruits: mango, peach and papaya. Oak, salted caramel, peat, pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  5. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent old Bruichladdich. Fresh and very fruity.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity. Melon, apricots, peaches, grapefruits. Honey, vanilla and spices.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Fruits from the nose. Lemon. Honey again. Spices with pepper and ginger. A pinch of mouth-watering salt. Light herbal and mentholated notes. A touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering fruits and spices.

  6. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge V says: The crazy Bruichladdich people seem to be willing to go on with strange
    names, this time a very Roman ‘MCMLXXVII’. Imagine going to your
    nearest liquor shop and asking for the new ‘Emseeemelekseksveehihi’.
    Well, alternatively, I guess you could also yell ‘1977’. And don’t we
    all know what 1970s + Bruichladdich can mean? Colour: pale gold. Nose:
    we’re clearly in the same league as the 1970s here, the overall style
    being rather similar albeit a tad more mineral and waxy, which can’t be
    bad, can it? That the distillery still has such casks is great news, I
    had thought they were all gone. So, what do we have? Apricots, melons,
    vanilla, honeydew, brooms, gorse, honey, fir liqueur, sap, sultanas… and
    just a little paraffin and lamp oil on top of the whole. I must say
    this is extremely classy. Mouth: all in keeping with the nose. Superb,
    very zesty fruitiness and no obvious oakiness whatsoever. The trademark
    melons and peaches once again, notes of cranberry juice, a little mango,
    papayas, lemon balm… And many other fruits. Very much to my liking but
    warning, it’s also dangerously drinkable. Finish: maybe not the longest
    ever but it remains very fruity and even the aftertaste is as fresh as a
    baby’s mouth, with bags of strawberries. Comments: I think this very
    classy bottling may well be this month’s best piece of news (I know this
    is just the start, but well…) It reminds us that these Bruichladdichs
    from the 1970s can join the Lochsides 1966, Clynelishes 1972 and a few
    others (Longmorns for example) in the pantheon of the greatest fruity
    old malts. Love it, also for its relative ‘un-oakiness’. SGP:741 - 93 points.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I was expecting much more from a this old Laddie, nice enough but it lacked power which made it lose points on the finish.

    I am sure others will love this.
    • Nose
      Medicine and floor cleaner mixed in with pineapple sweetness.

      Hints of caramel, waffles and just a little cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Mango with peach mixed in with caramel. There is some brine mixed in with peat and caramel.

      Strong cereal notes.
    • Finish
      Medium length

  9. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Absolutely unbelievable. A texture as soft as swansdown; it waltzes serenely over the palate with style and splendour.

    Colour: Molten gold.

    Nose: The curtain goes back to reveal aromas of crystallised lemons and pineapple splashed with warm, wild honey that harmonises beautifully with the mellowest of sweet oak notes which also add that soft fudge, vanilla pod note. Then the freshness of dew-soaked Islay botanicals – crushed mint and wild gooseberry.

    Palate: The soft warm, winds of June blowing off the ocean and across the heather moorlands of Islay freshness is there and creates an opening for the crisp sweet notes and flavour of the malted barley to emerge.

    Finish: The mouthfeel is exquisite, the flavours well-defined and in harmony, all is well.

    Mood: Selfish, time and space needed. A superlative Bruichladdich. A rare malt for even rarer moments.

  10. nulty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rather nice and very easy to drink, even if the finish is a bit bitter. It lacks a bit of punch, exuberance or complexity to really please me.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, local fruits (peaches, white grapes), a spicy wood too. Coffee with milk, brown sugar. Honey, tarte tatin.
    • Taste
      Always very fruity, with more exotic things now (pineapple, lemon). It's straightforward and direct. A little white chocolate. Some spices (pepper and especially ginger). Maybe some spray, but it could very well come from the label.
    • Finish
      Long and fruity. Bitter almonds.


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