- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich MCMLXXVII
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.96 points
- Spices, yellow and exotic fruits , a touch of peat, very nice
- Easy to drink fruit bomb with nice spices and peat.
Waxy fruits, salted minerals, honey, pina colada, milk caramel, spicy oak and gooseberry.
Rich fruits: mango, peach and papaya. Oak, salted caramel, peat, pepper and ginger.
Long, fruity, spicy.
- Another überfruity Bruichladdich from the 70's with light oak. Excellent.
Fresh and fruity. Melon, peaches, apricots. Honey, vanilla, light spices.
Fruits from the nose plus exotic fruits and citrus. Spices from the oak (pepper and ginger). Honey again and chocolate. Some light grassy and minty notes.
Medium, fruity and fresh.
- 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.
- 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.
Medicine and floor cleaner mixed in with pineapple sweetness.
Hints of caramel, waffles and just a little cinnamon.
Mango with peach mixed in with caramel. There is some brine mixed in with peat and caramel.
Strong cereal notes.
- 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.
- 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.
Very fruity, local fruits (peaches, white grapes), a spicy wood too. Coffee with milk, brown sugar. Honey, tarte tatin.
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.
Long and fruity. Bitter almonds.