Bruichladdich 26-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Stillman's Dram
Stated Age
26 years old
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L5312 S10 95/1177 15:09
Added on
19 Jan 2009 9:16 pm

Average value

€ 499,23

12 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 26-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 63 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      60 60
      Smells fruity and mild.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Taste is sadly brief, but -- while present -- is a bit of a contradiction. Smoke fights with a sweet, gummy, candyish note. Peat (char?) can't find the energy to get out of bed.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Bruichladdich continues to impress with their finishes.

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Perfection in perfection. I can not criticize anything, or name anything that bothers me. The palate is quite simple and straightforward, which is not necessarily bad. But he could certainly be something "interesting". But all in all, it's a more than delicious whisky that I (if I had bottles and if it was not the price) would prefer as a "Daily Dram" with me. 89 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet cereal. The sweetness goes back a little bit, the grain is spicier. The oak makes itself felt. Tannins. Spicy cinnamon on roasted banana. Peach. Agave nectar. Sweet malt. The grain together with the sweetness remind of sweets, together with the intense fruits results in a full, rich nose. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. Nothing stands out, but the flavors are incredibly intense. Vicious aromas come through. Something dark chocolate is also through, not completely black, but already in the range 65-70% cocoa content. Time brings the sweetness back to the fore. The wood is squeezed in syrup. A minimal sour appeal is there, but it is so tender that it does not bother me, but even complements the nose interesting.
    • Taste
      Cool and elegant, the whisky enters. It is sweet immediately, spice will come through soon afterwards. Pipe tobacco hogs the palate. Sweet canned peach is still clearly visible. The agave syrup is also there. Soft, creamy. No alcoholic taunts, but full and intense. Juicy. Vinous. After swallowing, the tobacco rears briefly again, and then turns into a fruity and subtly bitter to taste.
    • Finish
      Long with bittersweet, tobacco and fruit.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2003]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 3142 that I bought for 99 Euro in October, 2002.

    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 delicious barley sweet and very quaffable dram.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 1999]  I had this dram during a tasting at Rolandsbogen. 

    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 dram 87,5.  My notes state some sherry flavours and a long, warming finish.  Water is not needed.

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good and tasty old Bruichladdich bottling.
    • Nose
      Mellow, clean and fresh with grassy and grainy notes as well as a little peat. Barley, hints of caramel and dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Smooth and pleasant with maple syrup, caramel, peat, barley, apricots and a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Long on notes of barley, maple syrup and pepper.


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