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Overall rating
88.80/100
votes
121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Château Lafleur Finish
Number of bottles
4080
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105189706
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 635,26

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121 × member ratings

335 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1984 Redder Still

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. MrRancho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced, great!
    • Nose
      Heather, seaweed, some prunes and raisins, light bourbon notes, some orange, sugar
    • Taste
      Pine, resin, wax, raspberry, salt, some algae, salt, oily
    • Finish
      long after raspberry, resin, nut

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Ranking: 1.Nase, 2.Mund, 3.Abgang
    • Nose
      a great nose:
      spicy long boiled plum jam the whole house smells like that Grandmother has let it boil a bit too long he has become dark and dry Cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise
    • Taste
      the mouth is a bit weaker and has some soap again
    • Finish
      The finish is unspectacular and ends up being slightly bitter

  3. Elwhiskybottel scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Great fruity whisky, for me one of THE best !!

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bad PLV
    • Nose
      Spicy nose, a spice potpourri, light red wine notes, for me dominated but sherry, sweet caramel, clove, mace .... and the typical Laddie sharpness. Raisins, dates, dried fruit
    • Taste
      Creamy, soapy, tingling alcohol on the tongue. Can not keep up with the nose. Raisins and dried fruits remain, but very restrained.
    • Finish
      Short finish, unspoiled, disappointing.

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Charismatically medium weighted, it sleeks around the glass with style and effervescence

    Colour: A warm rubesence glow comes from deep inside, it glistens like authentic Turkish delight

    Nose: At 50.5 % the addition of spring water is essential to allow this malt to open up and reveal some incredible aromas. Initially you are greeted with sweet floral notes of vibrant gorse, honeysuckle and sweet peas that work well with slightly briney undertones. Close your eyes and you are walking along Islay’s rugged coast with the sun tickling your face and the wind in your hair. Breathe deeper and you are transported to the Pomerol grape fields of Chateu Lafleur. You are drawn right in to a glorious picnic of summer strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and juicy plums. Pomegranate and watermelon bring an enchanting deliciousness that will send waves of pleasure coursing through you. Through the fruits powers sweet vanilla and warm toasted oak reacquainting you with the original bourbon cask maturation. It’s an astounding concoction born from the superb vintage Laddie enhanced in Exquisite Chateau Lafleur French wine casks for 9 months.

    Palate: The mouth feel is irresistibly smooth and silken, with light oils coating the palate but never overpowering it. The complex flavours; although subtle, are harmonised in the most perfectly constructed symphony orchestra. The fresh red fruits continue to sing like choirs of angels, while deep vanilla exudes a quiet confidence in playing an ever present background role. The malted barley is there to play the final fanfare, a gentle reminder to the simple origins of this astounding malt.

    Finish: It’s a one off limited edition masterpiece that deserves your full and undivided attention to savour from start to finish.

    Mood: A match made in heaven.

  6. icon_of_sin scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Incredibly cute! Barely recognizable as whisky, more reminiscent of a strong rum liqueur
    • Nose
      Incredibly cute! Sherry and fruits, especially prunes and raisins. Cocoa Nuts and Nuts. Clear make-up note.
    • Taste
      Here, too, sweet sherry and dry fruits right away.
    • Finish
      Cocoa butter and sherry. Again, intense sweetness.

  7. Malt Hans scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and peaty aroma, vanilla,

    blackcurrants, raisins, ice coffee, cloves and oak. Vanilla sweet taste,

    walnut tannins, pepper, ginger, plum jam, dark chocolate, camphor and

    malt. Medium long, spicy and fruity end.

  8. Feusi scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A follow up to the `Blacker Still`, which sold out so quickly it barely made it as far as the shelves. This time we have a 22 year-old matured in ex-Bourbon casks before finishing (sorry, that should be `enhancement`) in Chateau Lafleur Pomerol Bordeaux casks. Blinking not advisable if you want one of these.

  9. Lapsang Leaf scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    I agree with hsmithjr.  Though I did also detect sloe gin on the nose and strawberry on the tongue, but it does lack distinction.

  10. Feusi scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Sweet floral notes, violets in the nose? Vanilla with red berries, slightly sweet peat and fruity on the palate. Strange aftertaste, long and slightly acidic. The taste raises controversy. If these are the new directions, so we will have to adapt whisky friends.

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