Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
36 years old
Château le Pin Wine Cask
Number of bottles
41.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2008 10:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1199,00

38 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich DNA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.66 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Luxurious old dram, elegant, old and refined. Just as you’d hope for.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Butter tarts, rum and raisin, fig, plum, dates, pie crust, snickers bar, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      92 92
      Creamy, soft, buttery, clotted cream, dried strawberries, blueberry
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium, sticky, toffee, raisin, fig, prune, soft, elegant, buttery.

  2. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Loved the nose. Very fresh and fruity. The mouth was well-balanced between oak and fruits. A very good old Bruichladdich.
    • Nose
      Fresh and very fruity. Melon, peaches. Dried fruits (raisins) and walnuts. Honey, spices and hints of vanilla. Some coastal notes on the background.
    • Taste
      You feel the dilution but the attack is fruity and spicy/oaky. Fortunately the oak doesn't overpower the rest. Melon and peaches again. Mint, honey. Pepper on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Medium-Long, fruits and pepper. Lingering on mint.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Bruichladdich’s very DNA. An absolute masterpiece and a marvellous example of how whisky can still be outstanding at such a great age provided the cask and spirit were in top condition at the outset.

    Colour: Rosewood.

    Nose: Soft sultanas, raisins, dates, walnuts and toasted almonds are the opening notes. Round the edges little notes of linden and orange blossom add to the magic all encased in a cradle of Crème Brulee, gently sprayed with mellow bourbon throughout. The vanilla from the toasted oak sugar gives delectability as never experienced before.

    Palate: Mellow oak still showing that deep warmth which comes from spirits that have not been reduced in strength because time has done that for you. The silky texture from the exceptional oak of the Le Pin casks give this an extra ethereal dimension.

    Finish: This spirit is reduced in strength naturally over four decades, thus the warmth that we encounter. Superb length, great persistence, that never-ending reminder of a more innocent age. This is a fabulous “piece de resistance”.

    Mood: Self-indulgent. Solitude. Late night, home, secure. Sigh with pleasure and cry with joy that you have experienced a truly unique spirit and tell the world “I have tasted with the Gods”.

  4. franpincoffee scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


    The nose is spicy and dry with allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, and a touch of nutmeg. The taste is smooth and light at first, followed by an explosion of peat and smoke that fades to reveal sweet oak and touches of brown sugar. The finish is slightly tart and smoky with traces of caramel candy and brown sugar. Outstanding!

  5. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Another beautifully-presented Bruichladdich, DNA represents the last of

    the late 1960s and early 1970s casks acquired when the new owners took

    over. Matured in 80% bourbon and 20% sherry, DNA has been finished in

    wine casks from cult claret Le Pin."


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