- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 15 Aug 2008 10:48 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1998 Oloroso
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points
- The 46% drinking strength fit perfectly here. Nice and intense and interesting with its rough edges!
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
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
it remains a combination of nuts and this slightly sour fruit note, while also tart and slightly dark
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.
- A real treat ... One of the best Bruichladdich's I had ...
fresh hot smoke sulfur sultanas
bitter pepper fruity chocolate bitter
- "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."
Fruity sherry aroma, raisins, orange, malt, smoke and ripe melon.
Malty and peaty taste, orange marmelade, pepper, eucalyptus and dark chocolate.
Medium long, herbal and fruity end.
It seems very sweet with hints of cherries, fruit drops, some chocolate candies, vanilla, white chocolate, light oak and notes of light paint thinner.
Great sweetness, cherries, honey liqueur, delicate citrus notes, toffee, light notes of dryness, root spices and light hot sensation in palate.
Very long, hot, semidry, creamy.