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Bruichladdich WMD

Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB3862
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Whisky of Mass Distinction
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
440
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2008 11:14 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2213.64

60 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich WMD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. jcwb did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Owner of bottle 254 of 440.  BFF owner of 255 of 440.

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Eye / nose
    Light gold. The aroma profile reminds me of the recently tasted 1984 Golder Still and Laddie 1984 for gourmets. Grainy notes and a bit of sweetness paired with a restrained fruitiness, mirabelle plums, apricot juice, and a slightly pleasant, vanilla-fruity sweetness. A bit of 'muff' in the best sense of the word marks the early distillation year. Noticeable a somewhat grassy note that contrasts with the light fruits. It's always exciting to see how the laddies of the 1980s differ in character from the fruit bombs of the 1970s.

    palate
    The first thing you notice is the pleasant, downright flattering mouthfeel. The alcohol is only slightly delayed, but then never unpleasant. 46% ABV are and will remain for me at the break, the ideal drinking strength that fits like a glove. Gentle and powerful at the same time. The taste reflected the aromas from the nose. Apricot, cookie dough, vanilla, everything is available. In addition, the maltiness and a flavor that clearly sets the malt apart from others, and which I attribute to the oak. Very pleasant. Spicy but not overly woody.

    Finish / conclusion
    Just because a malt has a great story doesn't mean it has to be 'hype'. A beautiful, pleasing malt with nothing wrong with its taste. Elegant, multi-layered if not super complex, plus a medium-long finish that leaves a very pleasant, typical laddie mild aftertaste. Missing grades? Nothing.

    Bottle No. 321/440 was tasted together with a number of good whisky friends on April 14, 2018.

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