Bruichladdich 27-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Stillman's Dram
Stated Age
27 years old
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2009 9:19 pm

Average value

€ 402.74

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18 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 27-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.69 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2019] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting...

    ...and this is whisky for drinking purposes only. It is rather simple but very delicious without any flaw or off-note, a dram to enjoy in good company!
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a sweet profile with lots of different fruits and honeys in a spicy toffee cream. It is rather simple but easy to sniff and very delicious without any off-note. A fine nose for stuff to quaff - so do not over-analyse it, just enjoy it!
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is about the same: fruits, honeys, toffee, spices, some distant herbs and firm but never dominating woods. It is creamy and chewable (some milk chocolate impressions pop up) and again rather simple but delicious. All is balanced and without flaws, a typical old-style dram that was produced for just one destiny: to be quaffed and enjoyed without intellectual efforts.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more spices and wooden notes which are perfect to contrast the sweet taste. No distracting bitter or astringent moments. Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    what ColdAesthetics writes
    • Nose
      heavily cooked apricot jam, herbs

      light plastic note
    • Taste
      nice spiciness, the apricot jam from the nose, some plastic and soap
    • Finish
      the apricot jam gets wet and he walks slowly

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful nose, then he weakens a bit ....
    • Nose
      89 89
      A nice rum note, pickled raisins, mirabelle schnapps, reminds me a lot of cognac, extremely! A light touch of medicine, bitters. Caramel and cooked fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasant mouth-filling. Yes, a certain Bruichladdich grade (sharpness) also has this. For 27 years a very tingling start. Unfortunately, the subtle nuances are not so clear anymore.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, barely bitterness on tap. But also no fine fruit notes, rather slim but long.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful Laddie, nothing earth-shattering, but super drinkable and beautiful combination with the light fruit and freshness.
    • Nose
      Beautiful, slightly more luxurious Laddie, orange peel, beautiful hearty oak, hints of Heiderauch, the light stable of Laddie, but also some salt, beautiful malt, honey and vanilla in the nose, red apple
    • Taste
      Here also first the Heiderauch, some earth, orange peel, the salt and vanilla, dirty malt, but overall only medium body, red apple with shell
    • Finish
      Red apple, fresh malt, heather meadow, lemon zest, some pepper, dry fruity, medium to long

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2001]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 2523 that I bought for 119 Euro (232 Deutschmark) in April, 2001.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a very balanced malty and honey-sweet profile.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2010]  I had another dram during a FoSM club tasting.  We drank bottle no. 02507.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  Unfortunately no notes were taken.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2001]  I had this dram during an Islay charity tasting at Rheinhotel Dreesen. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  Unfortunately no detailed notes were taken.

    But I noted the results of the charity auction:
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11079/bowmore-1976-ud = 610 DM (305 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/16877/bruichladdich-15-year-old = 270 DM (135 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11192/caol-ila-1966-gm = 540 DM (270 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8341/bowmore-1964-black = 2900 DM (1450 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/6201/killyloch-1972-sv = 3500 DM (1750 Euros, no one placed a bid at the mininum price of 2900 DM during the first auction round - in a second round with a reduced starting bid it was hammered at this price)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7342/ardbeg-1967-sv = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20157/macallan-195859 = 560 DM (280 Euros)
    - a Macallan distilled 17.10.1988, bottled 22.12.2000 port finish for 400 days in a port quarter cask by Werner Hertwig, Berlin, bottle no. 3 of 30 = 140 DM (70 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/23694/glen-grant-1965-sv = 670 DM (335 Euros)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8203/laphroaig-1966-sv = 710 DM (355 Euros)

    The final result of this auction (10.650 Deutschmark or 5.325 Euros) was donated to charity projects on Islay.

  8. Hemdl scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great dram, without question. A Bruichladdich, who is now many decades old and has a different style, as it is known today. Fresh and light, yet expressive and with beautiful aromas. The "old hands" in the whisky business probably already know him, for me impressions of these old laddies are so far rare. If you can try it, it should do it, it's worth it.
    • Nose
      Light red fruits, vanilla, honey, slightly salty sea air, some spicy oak, orange peel, minimal smoke. All this shoots through my head as I lift my nose over the glass. Strongly aromatic yet very elegant and soft at the same time. This is a gentleman who does not fall into the house with the door but knocks softly but urgently. Gorgeous!
    • Taste
      The nose gave it an idea, the palate makes it clear. Very light, yet aromatic and full-bodied. Smokier and earthier on the tongue than in the nose, but the flavors can be found here too. Some salt, clear smoke, oranges and some vanilla. It's very interesting that the oak grows a bit stronger as well - no wonder at the age, but not as it often brings with older bottlings clear bitterness. That just fits. Very elegant and fresh, despite the age.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully juicy and no bitterness or dry mouthfeel. Again, very fresh and smokier, as you know it from today's Laddies. The spicy smoke / citrus mixture remains in the mouth for a long time, even if the finish is rather medium in length.

  9. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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