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Bruichladdich 1970

Overall rating
91.57/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
125 Anniversary of Bruichladdich Distillery
Vintage
1970
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks + Pinot Gris Finish
Number of bottles
2502
Strength
40.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105112704
Added on
26 Sep 2008 9:24 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1729.31

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58 × member ratings

158 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1970

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.57 points

  1. pere scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, winey, oak, fruity, heather, a bit of flowers, apricots, mineral, a hint of wood, a bit of smoke, very complex.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, malty, a bit of oak, grass, spices, vanilla, toffee, wine, just a correct amount of sweetness.
    • Finish
      Fruits, oak, spices, plum skins, light malt. Very good balance.

  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    To try this whisky is to touch the history.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Buckwheat honey and cough syrup. The old Soviet caramel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is sweet, liquid, with sharply protruding bitterness, children's cough medicine.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Very bitter aftertaste, as if you drank a bitter tincture of herbs on alcohol.

  3. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Strong, dark gold. Very fruity on the nose, with pickled peaches in the foreground, accompanied by Bruichladdich's characteristic freshness. Then ripe papayas and cold melon tea. There is a very subdued acidity that makes me think of a sweetened gooseberry base. The influences of the wine are wonderful to perceive, without them even beginning to disturb or even dominate. Then, while the malt slowly heats up in your hand, comes 'Old Bottle Flavor'. You can tell that the malt has not only spent 35 years in the barrel, but also under cork for another 14 years. Spices - vanilla pulp, cloves, green pepper and freshly grated nutmeg - indicate noticeable wood influences from three and a half decades in oak. Very interesting combination, stronger than I had expected, even if not quite as tropical and fruity as the '1970'. In any case, I spend a good quarter of an hour with my nose in a glass and enjoy the beginning of this journey.

    PALATE
    Soft, very soft. 40.1% ABV are certainly not the world at a time when (almost!) Everyone is looking for the> 60% ABV barrel strength kick. Okay, the 125th Anniversary should have a little more steam for my taste, but the bottle has been open for some time. If I could wish for something, not much, but 3/4 percentage points more would make the malt look even better. But that's the way it is with wishes and reality. Well, power is by far not everything and 35 years usually cost a lot of power, with a few exceptions. So be it. In any case, the wonderful aromas rule here! The scents from the nose are almost completely reflected in the taste, which I like fantastic. The fruits, the spicy oak, complemented by the sweetness of Turkish honey and bourbon vanilla. Never sticky, but rather a fine digestif sweetness. It is also amazing how fresh the malt looks not only on the nose but also overall. Is that an influence of the French wine finish? No musty or earthy flavors. Bitterness is only vaguely hinted at on the palate. The Laddie is just as complex as it is elegant and balanced on the palate. Exactly my thing!

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    The finish is very pleasantly long, especially for a non-smoker. The malt 'tastes like', as they sometimes say. Here in the end, both the few notes and the oak influences appear most clearly to me. The sweetness remains, so that our Laddie never looks really dry or even astringent, but the oak is now spreading in the form of a strong nuttiness that makes me think of walnuts and Brazil nut kernels. Towards the end, a rather fleeting bitterness, which disappears with the aftertaste. Caught perfectly, Mr. McEwan!

  4. Auriverdes scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. joep scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich released in 2006 to commemorate the 125th
    anniversary of the distillery. Aged for 35 years in American oak and
    then finished for a short time in Pinot Gris casks from the legendary
    Domaine Zind Humbrecht.

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 630 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

  8. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Bottled in 2006 to celebrate Bruichladdich’s 125th anniversary, this expression is 35-years-old, and contains spirit distilled in 1970. "The best Bruichladdich ever",
    according to the distillery’s Lynn McEwan. Matured in Alsace Pinot Grigot casks,
    considered to be some of the finest in the world, only 2,502 bottles have been
    released worldwide. The nose is fruity, with peaches to the fore, and
    Bruichladdich’s characteristic fresh, zestiness is never far from the surface.
    Slightly smokier, darker notes develop with time. Stewed fruit, barley and
    ginger dominate the palate, which dries steadily with distinctly winey and
    spicey tones. A truly exceptional bottling created by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, presented in a luxury dark wooden box.

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