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Overall rating
84.14/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
07.1998
Bottled
07.2008
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105568709
Added on
15 Aug 2008 10:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 277,00

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72 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1998 Oloroso

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. VollePulle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The 46% drinking strength fit perfectly here. Nice and intense and interesting with its rough edges!
    • Nose
      Started very creamy with vanilla and caramel, in addition comes marzipan and a fresh citrus note, overall floral rather than fruity, the nose looks rather wild and a bit rough, dry, a touch of cocoa
    • Taste
      a nice creamy mouthfeel, vanilla, almonds, also sweet, slightly floral, perfume-like, almost bowmoreresk, nutty, slightly toasted, espresso, here are some overripe fruits, almost fermented
    • Finish
      it remains a combination of nuts and this slightly sour fruit note, while also tart and slightly dark

  3. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bruichladdich
    1998/2008 ‘Oloroso’ (46%,
    OB, 6,000 bottles)

    Colour: gold/amber with salmony hues.
    Nose: what’s rather surprising
    is that whilst manzanilla is drier
    than oloroso, this whisky is a little
    drier than its sibling on the nose.
    We’re closer to a classic Bruichladdich,
    with the whiffs of melons, apricots
    and even gooseberries flying around,
    and then more typical notes of oloroso,
    such as chocolate, praline and raisins.
    Finally more grassy notes (walnut
    skin, apple peeling.) Almost no vinosity
    at all this time. Mouth: this is a
    whisky we’d call ‘gourmand’
    in French – sorry, never found
    a similar term in English. Much richer
    and sweeter than on the nose, and
    hence sweeter and richer than the
    manzanilla version, with also a more
    obvious peatiness here and quite some
    spices (quite some pepper). Other
    than that it’s all on chocolate,
    sultanas and various fruit liqueurs,
    including orange and maybe date arrack.
    Finish: long, still sweeter than the
    manzanilla, with even a few bubblegummy
    notes but no icing sugar (or fructose).
    Comments: it’s not bold and
    thick first fill oloroso, which can
    be seen in the colour. Maybe a tad
    youngish again but already very, verypleasant.
    Also, we’re maybe closer in
    style to a good sherry finishing that
    worked well. Let’s say I liked
    the manzanilla just a tad better,
    mainly because it’s more unusual.
    SGP:633 – 86 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  4. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A real treat ... One of the best Bruichladdich's I had ...

  5. Superted scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh hot smoke sulfur sultanas
    • Taste
      bitter pepper fruity chocolate bitter

  6. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Part of a pair of 1998 Sherry Editions from Bruichladdich, this whisky

    was distilled during a six week period in 1998, the only time the

    distillery was working between Jan 1995 and May 2001."
    TWE

  7. Malt Hans scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity sherry aroma, raisins, orange, malt, smoke and ripe melon.
    • Taste
      Malty and peaty taste, orange marmelade, pepper, eucalyptus and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, herbal and fruity end.

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      It seems very sweet with hints of cherries, fruit drops, some chocolate candies, vanilla, white chocolate, light oak and notes of light paint thinner.
    • Taste
      Great sweetness, cherries, honey liqueur, delicate citrus notes, toffee, light notes of dryness, root spices and light hot sensation in palate.
    • Finish
      Very long, hot, semidry, creamy.

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