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Bruichladdich Cuvée 407

Overall rating
88.85/100
votes
240
Whiskybase ID
WB38486
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
PX La Noche Bocca Arriba
Bottled
13.11.2012
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
12/300 13 NOV 12
Barcode
618105007536
Added on
03 dec 2012 3:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 521.58

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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.

  11. VollePulle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  12. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. Bensch Harmin scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    What can I say, Bruichladdich stop. I'm a bit biased, I'm a Laddie fan, but I didn't try it on my own and the other person was very enthusiastic.
    For me one of the best malts. that I've tried, clearly among my TOP 10, and I've tried about 450 different malts in the past two and a half years. Thanks for the sample to a friend, my bottles stay closed for now and are waiting for a special occasion

  14. Dottore scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    N: wow, great sherry notes! deep dark and fermented notes, massive saliva-stimulating, meaty, soy sauce, meat, coffee, leather, dusty loft books
    M: spicy, meaty, slightly salty but also vanilla, old bottle flavor, leather, tobacco, freshly roasted coffee.
    A: long, dry oak lies on the tongue.
    Conclusion: cool, cool, cool! Old Sherry Flavor. Mega part 92+ points. Maybe a couvreur?

  15. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The definition of "round". A very round, complete whisky. Brings a lot of pleasure.
    • Nose
      Very round, densely woven nose, complex, sweet, spicy, tea, with a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      In the mouth full of sherry, and faithfully dense, mouth-filling, sweet, but also spicy, dry, sherry, dried fruit, some pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sherry, a hint of sulfur, oak, dried fruit, something fresh, menthol, tobacco. Long and pleasant.

  16. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very cool. The 46% fit perfectly!
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      A really fat leather note comes first. Followed by a flag pipe smoke. Has something of an old leather chair in a cigar lounge. Then comes some furniture polish and a thick, dark red wine gravy. This is followed by dried fruits. In the form of raisins, mixed wild berries and sour orange. Gingerbread spices and dark chocolate.
      With some time in the glass, it gets a little more acidic. And the berries are now going more in the fermented direction. The spices are now also stronger and slightly dirtier. Lovage comes to it. A crazy nose. Class…
    • Taste
      Spicy, dark onset. Slightly peppery with roasted aromas. Pickled cherries. Baked apple with cinnamon. Zimtzwetschgen. Oranges, leather, sour gummy bears. A thrust of ordinary bitterness. Espresso. Fermented lemon and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy. Creamy fruit sweetness before it ends with neat bitterness.

  17. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I expected a stronger PX taste as this whisky has been hyped a lot. It is delicious however it doesn’t give you the strong PX taste that you would expect.
    • Nose
      Winey sweet fruits, a hint of chocolate, citrus fruits like oranges, more wine and only slight PX notes
    • Taste
      Sweet PX but not strong, woody
    • Finish
      Slight dark chocolate

  18. berarith73 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  19. vredensever scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is thick, spicy, sweet: treacle, gum, honey, obvious wine notes, berries, sweet sherry (where without it?), Mountains of spices, nuts, dried fruits in variety, sea and minerality (iodine, stones). The taste is sharp, sweet with bitter taste: spices, wine sherry notes, vegetable oil, dried fruits, berries, astringent oak. Aftertaste of average duration. Continuation of taste, but drier. Spices in abundance, sherry, dried fruits. In development, oil and astringent oak. Conclusion . A good sherry mole. The telly. A bright, dense fragrance precedes a simpler taste. Without enthusiasm, but overall, very good and tasty. Score 88 (n23t22f21b22).

  20. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet, dark berries; a lot of sweet sherry and sherry barrel; full; oranges
    • Taste
      sweet sherry with a slightly sour note; red grapes
    • Finish
      sweet; some wood; nice heat; light spices; medium to long

  21. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Krasse's spectrum of flavors, which is always changing. The bitterness darkens the impression, but overall a first-class drop.
    90/100
    • Nose
      The Vvoll Sherry palette bombards the olfactory organ: orange peel, dates, figs and herbs. Character play between sweetness and dryness. Opens after some time and then reveals even subtle spice notes.
    • Taste
      Syrup-like sweetness of plums and raisins paired with thyme, cloves and cinnamon. In the second sip quite bitter.
    • Finish
      Long and interestingly rather dry.

  22. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. JohannesB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In a word: wonderful. Strong sherry influence plays with the still existing Brennereicharakter and the bourbon notes from the first ripening. All facets are well coordinated and harmonize in perfection. By far the best among the three Cuvee's 382, ​​407 and 640.
    • Nose
      Strong and finely tuned sherry aromas rise immediately after pouring out of the glass. Dark cherries in chocolate, rum raisins, dates, caramel pudding and some dry wood dust. A delicate spiciness of cinnamon, cardamom and an association with distant wood smoke framed the Pedro Ximenez sherry.
    • Taste
      Very oily and soft - but spicy on the tongue at the same time. Very sweet with plums, raisins, cherries, dark chocolate and roasted hazelnuts. Far away, the bourbon barrel shimmers with caramel, vanilla and a touch of exoticism. Above all are pleasantly strong tannins from the oak, comparable to a medium Italian espresso.
    • Finish
      The medium-long finish is initially characterized by sweet grapes, cherries and cane sugar. However, bitter chocolate, burnt espresso and a little pepper quickly break through. The finish is clearly marked by European oak, but this is not too intrusive or too rash. Well rounded

  24. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Round and well balanced, it is tranquillity in a glass. The texture is warm and delectable, captivating the taste buds with the richness of its flavours. Paradisal.

    Colour: soleo sunshine

    Nose: Stunning opening on notes of sultanas dusted with dark chocolate powder and this develops further as the Spanish influence takes centre stage bringing sunshine & life to the party with a fruit tapas of prune, dates, dark raisins & black cherries dipped in marmelade. PX is performing like a Spanish dancer, full of pride and passion, confident as the rising aromatics dazzle the senses.

    Palate: Slowly the freshness of an Islay breeze arrives & mingles with the dark fruits creating air pockets that allow you to experience an incredible coming together of cultures. The citrus zestiness of Islay's storm lashed moorland character invites the Spanish party onto a new stage and it becomes an olfactory orchestration which opens the curtain for the softer green fruits of distillation. The coconut-vanilla toffee flavours of Kentucky plus the crisp sweetness of Scottisch barley together arouse the soul & calm the fears. Three nations given time together have provided a spirit that leaves no Single Malt desires unfulfilled.Finish: After twenty-one years in two different oaks the mellowness of the spirit is spectacular. It's a classic old style Bruichladdich: handmade,
    Islay matured and in a wonderful twist the Sherry emerges leaving you with that feeling of having experienced something unforgettable and rare.Mood: A whisky for when the air is redolent of old leather,
    Cuban tobacco and cedar wood.

  25. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A bold and intense sherried whisky. Very smooth and delicate.
    Dangerously drinkable! Enjoyable from the first whiff to the very last
    sip.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whisky-Connaisseur/550443305109776
    • Nose
      Huge aromas of sherry. Big and rich with a melange of dark cherries,
      raisins and toffee. Sweet marmalade, black treacle, dark chocolate and a
      hint of tobacco spice. All the great flavours you get from a delicious
      PX sherry cask.
    • Taste
      Oh yes, this one hits your tongue with lots of sherry flavours,
      sweetness from dark ripe fruits and Demerara sugar. Raisins and nutty
      aromas mixed with cinnamon and German lebkuchen spice. Thick, sticky but
      very smooth, even silky with a delicious mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Powerful with warm sweetness and a pleasant nutty
      aftertaste. Lingering spice and brown sugar, joined by espresso and oak.

      WITH WATER: Vibrant with increased spiciness. Stays sweet with sugar and fruits. Pleasant nutty tones.

  26. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Fat, intense sherry whisky to my liking, no robust cracker and no elegant flatterer, rather Jabba the Hutt.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, sugar beet syrup, dried fruit, some gingerbread spice
    • Taste
      fat, full-bodied, almost sticky-sweet, plum jam, sugar beet syrup, Storck giants, orange marmalade
    • Finish
      long, spicy-sweet, cinnamon, plum jam, dark chocolate

  28. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. webdiver scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  31. webdiver scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Rich in oak, mature and slightly heavy in aftertaste. A nice fruity-sweet aftertaste. Not a whisky at work, but certainly one for a good conversation with friends

  32. Heritage-of-Hugo scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  33. numen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    from a purchased sample
    • Nose
      A little bit of malt and barley, as well as whiffs of bbq sauce. Really,
      though, the PX sherry shines and dominates. Is this brandy de Jerez?
      Salty nuts, grapes, syrup, and chocolate. A little smoky quality
      emerges, clean peat. It really is almost lost in the sherry.
      Fortunately, I like Spanish brandy. Sugar-coated barley and vanilla
      bringing it back to more of a whisky profile.
    • Taste
      Bizarre. The initial entry is like a salty, medium-syrup Spanish
      brandy. Grapes, and, well, sherry. At the mid-palate, there are faint
      notes of sweet barley malt, and just a vague suggestion of dry smoked
      ham and mesquite bbq. Nice and straightforward.
    • Finish
      Again, an interesting mix of brandy and whisky flavors. It's enjoyable
      even if there isn't much complexity. The mixture is bit odd and not
      always well integrated, but it's tasty and lacks any rough spot. Almost
      more of a brandy with whisky teaspooned into it than the other way
      around.

  34. z-imaging scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  35. Titi94 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt :

    Subtitled after Julio Cortázar`s short story La Noche Bocca Arriba, Bruichladdich Cuvee 407 is a 21 year old whisky which was aged in American oak and finished in rich, sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Delicious.Nose: Huge aromas of spice and chocolate. Toffee apples, marmalade and black treacle. Sticky toffee pudding and cherries.Palate: Raisins and soft spice. Big notes of vanilla, marmalade and rich oak. Very aromatic and intense. Lovely and thick malt core.Finish: Long, spicy finish. Sherried oak and fruit.

  36. granella2003 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This Cuvee 407 has been further matured in rare Jerez butts that for decades held unctuous and ultra-rich sherry, made from the Moorish Pedro Ximenez grape. Once harvested, the grapes are shriveled to a raisin-like state under the baking sun of Andalucia to concentrate the sugars, resulting in a sweet wine of legendary viscosity and intensity.

    For centuries, PX casks have been revered by whisky distillers for the Madeira cake richness they bring to maturing spirit; and our casks, extracted from the Fernando de Castilla Solera, are of the very highest provenance. This Bruichladdich Cuvee 407 is an indulgent, licentious whisky, a whisky for when the air is redolent of old leather, Cuban tobacco and cedarwood. A whisky to lose oneself in - an indulgent dream of a dram.

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