Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Best Islay
Stated Age
08 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Best Import, Milano
Added on
17 Jan 2015 5:20 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 332.75

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Whisky Reviews for Berry's Best 08-year-old BR

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is restrained, stingy, though nice. Revealed for a long time, but gaining noticeably. OBE is present. Layered whiskey, as if slowly dropping clothes, reveals new facets.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Freshly sawn wood, bread crust, berry sour, juniper, a little seafood, salted seaweed, dried mushrooms, unripe apricots, nuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Juniper, sweet, malty, candy "Crayfish", oak, juicy tropical fruits appear.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet fruit, medium, chocolate, vanilla, oak, raisins, leather furniture, juicy tropical fruits.

  2. Jeep51 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An old whiskey, probably bottled more than 30 years ago. I love this kind of profile!
    • Nose
      Woh, woh woh! it must be old. Very melted: metal, motor oil, linseed oil, old wood, tobacco, polish, oil, cocoa. It's not very powerful. It is not very powerful but ultra elegant! Great.
    • Taste
      Again, we feel it's an old bet. Many OBE, oily texture, marked by a melted mix of wood, linseed oil and cocoa more marked. Old leather very present and a little spice too. Alcohol is totally non-existent. Despite the reduction (40%), it's very expressive.
    • Finish
      Moderately long on dried fruits (grapes) and tobacco.

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    Just a good old blend. Very drinkable. Nothing outstanding, but if today they made such a quality hood, it would be very cool.
    Balance 22
    Total 85
    • Nose
    • Taste
    • Finish

  4. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet heather honey, toffee, and old dusty wood
    • Taste
      87 87
      Old woody dry sherry with hints of sweet fruit
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, dry, wood and leather

  5. sengaia scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This is a decent old blend, but nothing worth going out of your way or paying silly money for. The nose has vanilla, menthol and pencil shavings and the palate adds some oak spice. There is no finish to speak of. Better old blends can still be found.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 75 points Moderator

    Greenish brown color - basically strange
    • Nose
      75 75
      Old nuts, old oil, a little bit rancid, mushroom, earthy
    • Taste
      77 77
      Oily, cedar wood, nutty, old walnuts
    • Finish
      73 73
      Medium long, old wood

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Plum, mushroom, oil, earthy, old books, a very interesting one, is it really an Islay?

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=224 Color: Dark gold
    Nose: Behaved spiciness on salty base with lemon, china grass, hay and straw. Slightly fresh, but not very fruity. Overall, kept relatively monotone with underlaid wood and flavors of a thin leather-balsamic-raisin mix.
    Taste: Spicy and with more fruit than before. Herbs, wood, ripe grapefruit, some dry leather and light earthy notes. Creamy honey, caramel and some smoke.
    Finish: Medium length - slightly dry and less fruit again. In addition, the spice decreases. Drying with notes of dry oak boards and soft honey.
    Note: Soft and round from nose to finish!
    88 points (nose: 87 / taste: 89 / finish: 87)

  10. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A good old thing!
    • Nose
      Big sherry, old wood, humid cellar, prune, cook, mushroom. It's old!
    • Taste
      Dry fruit, dark chocolate, leather, fruity, sugar cane
      Round and complex
    • Finish
      Long, bitter


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