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Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
400
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Greaves Motorsport
Added on
27 Jun 2011 10:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 390,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.17 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A special barrel from the Greaves Private Collection. Filled in 2011, the year when the newly retired 'Greaves Motorsport' team, former team Bruichladdich, won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class. Plenty of reasons to celebrate, even if the bottling itself was launched for the 6th start of the team's 24-hour race. Of course, the malt itself comes from the time long before the takeover by the investor group to Mark Reynier in 2000. Our whisky here was stored after its distillation in 1990, initially for 20 years in an ex-Bourbon barrel. Immediately afterwards, the malt was then given a 12-month fine-tuning in a French red wine barrel from the world famous Premier Grand Cru winery Château Lafite of the Rotschilds in Paulliac (Bordeaux). Eye / nose: A rich, reddish copper tone makes the malt visually interesting. Malt and cereals! That's Laddie. The sweet red fruits, grapes, the elegant scent of a special red wine. Glorious, if a wine finish does not whitewash the distilling character, but rather creates a balanced whole that is larger than the individual parts. This is very well done here. Palate: Oily, heavy, full-bodied. The alcohol is well integrated so that, as so often, water is not a real option. Behave, elegant sweetie. This is no soda again, it needs plenty of attention, as it should be. For me, no sulfur, no other discernible miss notes. Finish / Conclusion: In the finish it is again briefly pleasantly warm, followed by a light oak, herbs, no bitterness, the slight sweetness remains, it does not look exceptionally dry. In the finish not unlike a good sherry ripening. Including the slightly chalky aftertaste, which I like so much at Sherrylagerungen often.

  2. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The front label reads "This Limited Edition Bruichladdich Single Malt was specially selected from the Graves Pivate Collection by Master Distller Jim McEwan and bottled in celebration of the Team`s 6th successive appearance in the world famous Le Mans 24 hour endurance race in 2011".
     
    The back label is hand signed by the 3 team drivers, the team principle, team manager and team engineer.

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