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Bruichladdich 1990

Overall rating
88.91/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 04 - Grant MacLellan
Vintage
27.04.1990
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Premium French Oak Casks
Casknumber
R08/101
Number of bottles
350
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2014 8:09 pm by Roman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.91 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dark-hearted Laddie with nice dry notes, a little bit of variety only.
    • Nose
      Fresh coffee beans, sour bitter, with chestnut, cherry, slightly roughened leather, liquorice, oak chestnut, oregano, thyme
    • Taste
      Lots of cocoa, old oak, leather, cherry, bitter orange, raisins, nutmeg, some cumin, camphor, tobacco, coffee beans
    • Finish
      Dry savory, leather, dried raisins and herbs, coffee, long

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good quality laddie but the sherry swamps the distillery character for me.

    Very enjoyable all said and done.
    • Nose
      Fruit peels, currants, coffee, mulled wine and the obvious sherry.

      There is also a little orange, caramel and honeycomb
    • Taste
      There is a bitter sweet fight on the tongue at first but the sweetness wins

      All the usual sherry bomb flavours are her, dark fruits, balsamic glaze, and some syrup and dark toffee with a little maple syrup.
    • Finish
      Medium length and sweet to the end.

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Handfilled at the distillery in June 2014 during the Whiskybase tour. I have to admit that I rated it 90+ when I had this dram for the first time at the premises of Bruichladdich. When I re-taste this at home, I detect sulphur notes which I didn't taste earlier. Probably has to do something with the (emotion of the) location of tasting..... It seems that this is a sort of a 'love or hate it' whisky among my whisky friend geeks.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits of figs, dates and apricots. Also blackberry jam. Raisins. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Leather and Tobacco. Roasted nuts. Hints of sweet sherry at the background (which in reality is Chateau l 'Atour finish).
    • Taste
      Rich and round with earthy notes. Lots of plums. Raspberries and cherries. Sour oranges too. Very syrupy. Kirsch liqueur. Some balsamco vinegar as well. Sulphur at the background, but well present.
    • Finish
      Long. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Mocha. Taninns at the end.

  6. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 65 points Super Administrator

    Pretty good nose but very disturbing sulphur notes in the taste. Almost undrinkable for me. Tasted this whisky on several occasions.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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