- Single Malt
- Murray McDavid (MM)
- Bottling serie
- Laggan Point
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Bourbon / Paulliac (Château Latour)
- 51.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Vinothek Massen Luxemburg
- Added on
- 08 May 2012 8:37 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1991 MM
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.07 points
- the beautiful wine finish makes it more interesting
Coffee, leather, mocha, block chocolate, furniture polish, strawberry yoghurt chocolate
Creamy, creamy, vinous - quite straightforward
long and warming with a dominant red wine note
- [June, 2017] I had this during a "Laddie" tasting of the FoSM at Bonn.
This is a typical wine cask enhancement (roughly two years, Jim cannot remember the exact length) of a rather inactive bourbon cask of depleted woods. And that is exactly the nose and the taste too: Not much bourbon notes in it, the wine cask dominates clearly. So if you love these wine cask polishing this dram is for you - all others should shy away as there is not much "Laddie" left... I like it!
Some drops of water enhance both the nose and taste - but be cautious not to add too much of it as it will flatten the dram and increase the slightly bitter and astringent notes.
- When taking a small sip you can feel that the wine is not well integrated in the whisky. Bigger sips tend to overwhelm this feeling.
Not my piece of cake.
- Today comes a difficult malt to me. I've never really been able to do much with Bruichladdich.
Except for the Bruichladdich Peat and Laddie 22 years has not tasted me yet.
I'm pleased, among other things, on this dram, as the bottler is Murray McDavid. In my opinion one of the best independent bottlers. They get along really well with whisky a good wine finish. So I pour myself the whisky and let him have some time. 19 years should first have the opportunity to develop. The first nose promises a nice sweetness of berries. My associated association are fresh strawberries with cream. The alcohol strength is indeed in the nose, but not intrusive but nice involved.
Now wood notes come to the fore and alternate with vanilla accents. Do I smell honey there? Now I'm curious. I take the first sip. On the lips he is really creamy and soft. Yikes .... The cream turns into an explosion in the mouth. As mild and sweet as it was at the beginning of the nose, it is so powerful and powerful in the mouth. Flavors are whirled around each other, which could already be recognized in the nose. Fruit tea, honey, wood, the wood reminds me of licorice. The whisky clings beautifully in the cheeks. He lays softly around the palate. The finish is reminiscent of the just over 50.0% alcohol strength.
Over time, it gets slightly woody in the nose. The strawberry or berry note gets a bit in the background. The berry mix comes back with a drop of water. I personally like that he does not have the aftertaste that many of Bruichladdich's bottlings have.
Here Murray McDavid once again proved that they can finish a whisky in a top-barrel and the two components harmonize with each other. The alcohol is exactly right.
He gets 86/100 points from me
- Red wine finishes often do not convince me - the oak and spice are sometimes just too strong for me here. But here is the balance! Very sweet and pleasing and yet with the right amount of "whopping" - an island whisky he remains, even without smoke. A rare recommendation for me: I recommend this whisky with a few drops of water to enjoy. But beware: Only very slightly, just below an estimated 50%, it has reached its peak. Then it goes downhill. 90/100
Sweet milk chocolate chocolates, strawberries, grapes - behind it rises spice from the European oak barrel, in which the Chateau Latour was. The longer the malt breathes, the more the chocolate fruits give way to the influence of the wine. It stays sweet, but gets fruity. With water: even sweeter. Is that possible? Honey. Sliced strawberries with powdered sugar, red fruit tea. Behind it a tiny touch of cooling mint. After some time, an earthy note comes through, as I know from wine finishes. Reminiscent of a musty barrel cellar with clay soil. Nice.
Strong, stormy, it tingles briefly on the tongue. Strawberries and grapes are back, accompanied by some marzipan. A woody note accompanies the sweetness. Reminds me of cedar wood. From the Brennereicharakter I feel only with a lot of imagination something - it must have been an active top wine barrel. The slow and careful distillation of Bruichladdich also shows here: With its 57.1% alcohol, this Malt is pleasant to enjoy undiluted. With water: accessible. The sharpness gives way, all the notes described above strengthen. The water brings here in my opinion no new flavors, makes the malt but rounder and it opens more easily.
Warming the malt pulls down the throat, it remains a distinct bitterness. The wine barrel made of European oak has left its mark here. How long the finish was? The oak is not overly strong yet. In the meantime, the red fruits and marzipan appear again and again and relativize the initially bitter impression into positive. Overall, the finish is very long and pleasant, after a few minutes, only sweetness is left, but partout not want to go ....
- Pretty special with this finish, the first impression is quite sweet and pleasant. But the dram becomes very disgusting very quickly, I could not finish it.
(Tasted in the living room, so not in the most optimal conditions)