Bruichladdich Cuvée 407

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
PX La Noche Bocca Arriba
Stated Age
21 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
12/300 13 NOV 12
Added on
03 Dec 2012 3:16 pm

Average value

€ 510.15

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240 × member ratings

575 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Cuvée 407

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An incredibly intense and multi-layered sherry malt! Chocolate, sweet PX fruits and spicy tart wood make my sherry heart beat faster. A great successful and delicious malt, I want more of it!

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Amber-colored caramel with a wonderful reddish shimmer in the glass, long and oily "legs" pull their endless paths back into the glass on the glass wall. Caramelized sugar and creamy milk chocolate immediately stimulate my salivation, candied raisins and ripe cherries blend with old peach and caramel. Plums and dates follow the sweet fruit mix, mandarins fall into syrup and milk chocolate, cocoa powder trickles onto lightly rotted wooden floorboards. The beguiling sweetness covers up the old fruit notes, malty subtle spice notes come into their own, I could smell this wonderful nose forever.
    • Taste
      Abrasion from old orange peel trickles on the tongue with the first sip, malty cereal notes flood the palate with voluminous, slightly bitter fruit aromas, a pleasant spice note is distributed throughout the palate while subtle sharpness burns slightly on the tongue. Caramelized sugar, juicy oranges and tart chocolate end in a slightly dry wood tone, walnuts and steamed tart wood elements are washed over relatively quickly by beguiling sweetness and an intensive spice mixture. Do I taste a hint of sulfur, muff and mildew? Espresso drips onto an oak board from which a scent of dried wood dissolves.
    • Finish
      Walnuts and hazelnuts dominate the aftertaste in combination with dry wood tones, subtle sharpness and dark oranges. Again intense black coffee appears, thyme and meadow herbs provide an exotic touch. A touch of furniture polish and dark mahogany wood leave a bitter note on the palate with espresso. Subtly sparkles on the palate, zests of old oranges and grapefruit end the voluminous and long finish.

  2. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    After this nice weekend I want to try a special whisky today.
    From my buddy I have received a sample of Cuvee.
    So off it into the glass. Already at the first smell I have orange and berries in my nose. In my mind a picture of sliced ​​oranges garnished with raspberries and honey dribbled over them.
    The warmer the whisky becomes, the stronger the cream note becomes. Again and again comes a surge of raspberry or blackberry. Over time, a slight touch of freshness develops. So let's try the, until now, really great stuff.
    It is soft in the mouth and lays soft on the tongue, like a piece of dark chocolate.
    Orange is back, with a slight touch of wood. In the finish I also have the taste of dark chocolate or cocoa in the mouth, followed by a subtle, bitter note. In the mouth and in the cheek he stays comfortable.
    In the area of ​​the Lippenbändchen it tingles really nice.
    I find the combination of fruit, chocolate, woodiness and tingling on the tongue fascinating.
    I really like the Cuvee. A very special Bruichladdich.
    I would immediately buy a bottle, unfortunately, the Bruichladdich Cuvee, or the Cuvee series, for the most part only to be found among collectors. The Bruichladdich Cuvee 407 gets from me 90 out of 100 points.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I enjoy it only as afternoon whisky in late autumn and winter with stuffed gingerbread or hot summer evenings instead of dessert, yummy
    • Nose
      Spanish sherry, plum-musk homemade, cherries on the tree in sunshine, fat malt and wood
    • Taste
      more sherry than whisky, then more malt and whisky, spicy and sweet, plump, yellow cherries, hints of orange and chocolate
    • Finish
      Memory of Spanish sherry with arctic whisky notes, full and full, oak and sweet malt

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A liquid seduction that entices you to drink more and more. Soft and lovely, maybe too sweet for some. Not me, I like to be seduced.
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, raspberries and blackberries, in the background sawdust, caramel, very pleasing, no alcohol, little oak spice, a citrus note is also present, orange peel, sweet raisins, a pinch of cinnamon, the raspberries and blackberries from the beginning have disappeared and make plums room
    • Taste
      velvety soft and cool, it lays on the tongue, seductive sweet, sweet cherries, a little orange and milk chocolate, now oak, but hardly bitter
    • Finish
      again chocolate, but with a little higher cocoa content now, delicate bitterness, the memory of raisins, unfortunately not as long as I wish. It remains a pleasant tingling on the tongue.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Great sherry bomb that seems much older than 21 years and is very difficult for me to decipher.
    Very complex and varied, strong and very tasty. Dangerous!
    In contrast to many other whiskys, this one doesn't need a lot of time or air. That is more damaging to him. Just pour and enjoy!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Clear, heavy sherry. Sweet, pickled dark fruits, a lot of malt, dark chocolate, coffee notes, old kitchen cupboard, furniture polish, pepper, sour cucumbers, pickled gherkins, light matched sulfur, salt, light spiciness
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, sweet, pickled plums, raisins, dates, old wet wood, malt, citrus notes, pepper, mint, dark chocolate, espresso, pleasantly hot, spicy.
      Constantly changing aromas, very complex. Tastes much older, difficult to disassemble.
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, sticky sweet, dark fruits, old wet wood, light tobacco

  6. Descry scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    More complex like most other sherry, oak Whiskys, witch start fruity but fade fast. So after 100 Experiments of Heavy Marketing, surprisingly they hit the point here. With the advantage that the wood is not too much bitter at the end.
    Just a very few Destilleries know how to make a sherryfinish without too much bitterness from oak.
    Macallan knows, but for a Bruichladdich it’s really unexpected balanced. Luckily the Sharp biting notes of most Bruichladdichs are missing :-)

  7. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I like it very much. The nose, the mouth and the finish harmonize beautifully. An intense sherry's appetite for more power!
    • Nose
      Pleasant fruits, dates ?, sweetness with light chocolate. Subtle wood note with finely integrated alcohol.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits with strong wood influence. Dark chocolate with a touch of coffee. Amazing creamy in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Laaaanger, powerful and powerful finish with bitter but also sweetish woody taste. Again dark chocolate.

  8. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [Blind tasting notes]

    Guess: About 20 years, a single cask bottling at no more than 50%. Distillery is anyone’s guess, impossible to fathom behind all this sherry.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Old, sherry-soaked wood with a musty edge. Rancio, stewed fruit (plum, blueberry), freshly ground coffee. More umami after a while in the glass: marmite, game meat, and mushrooms sautéed in teriyaki sauce. A nice acidic freshness flares up occasionally: cranberry and redcurrant, perhaps?
      Excellent after-dinner stuff.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wine-driven, but with an immaculate, clean character. Juicy, lush, and sweet, with just enough counterplay from the distillate to keep the sweetness in check. Cigar tobacco, cream sherry, bramble jam, cherries.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Good length, still very fruity and juicy, always with this smoking-room association (leather armchairs, old books, etc.). Coffee and plum wine.


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