Bruichladdich 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 17 - Kate Hannett
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
48.2 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2015 9:35 am by MacLeod66
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Extremely interesting. There is a lot going on. Unfortunately, occasionally unpleasant things come through (chamomile). 85 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet, ripe pineapple. I've never had it that intense. Some honey is also present, as well as the oak. The latter is in the background. Apfelgele. A fresh pinch of herbs. The oak becomes spicier. Peeled almonds. Herbal tea. Dried peach. Incredibly creamy. The mix of freshness and herbal mud is interesting. A touch of camomile is here now.
    • Taste
      Sweet at first. Then the tingling begins. Wood comes with peach and apple. Tobacco forms with a hint of pineapple. By swallowing, the oak and tobacco become more intense. Woody coffee in the dessert. It's getting bitter.
    • Finish
      Long. First soft and creamy, then more and more tart. Espresso and pitch black chocolate.

  2. whiskyhound scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Velvety flowery bouquet, reminds me of a light perfume. Very clear in the nose. The sherry is only to be guessed. After a little while honey and melon make their way into my nose. A slight hint of white wine penetrates after a long time. Soft, round, creamy, sweet - that's the way a whisky, selected by a woman, has to taste. Let's forget all the trinkets with the finishes. Very balanced, a composition of different fruits that are so tasty together, I seldom had a whisky The finish is mild and pleasantly long with a hint of sherry. For me one of the best drops that I had of Laddie in the mouth, even if the first impression does not suggest. So I imagine a whisky before you drink both before and after a meal.

  3. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Eye / Nose: The malt itself initially baffles visually. That's an interesting color for a quarter of a century at Sherry Hogshead. A golden hue, which I would have unproblematically assigned to a bourbon keg, a rumfinish or something similar, can be recognized in the bottle. I have a rest JD single barrel from a tasting that looks almost identical. Now I'm a self-proclaimed Dark Sherry fan, but for long storages, of course, refills are perfect. This refill barrel here is reportedly arrived at the end of his long "service" at Laddie. A maximum of 3 assignments you think there to the barrels, so 'First Fill Refill Refill', then Sense. Our barrel should have been in use for at least 15 years, then another 10 and now at least 25 years. First assignment of the barrel with whisky would have been so 1965 probably. Ludwig Erhard was still at the helm in Germany. Who knows how long ago sherry had been stored in the good piece? The nose - such a long-matured malt, of course, deserves adequate time and rest again. Time to accept temperature, to unfold and to breathe. I treat 'Kate' half an hour in Glencairn. Patience is rewarded with an equally elegant and delicious, fruity-sweet aroma. Peaches mix with light grapes, gooseberries and blossom honey. No sulfur notes, pleasingly smells clean. Palate: A mild, downright pleasing malt spreads in the mouth. No oak bitterness that Hoppy's crew Valinch 14 had left me a little bit towards the end. No unpleasant sulfur, but the same elegant fruity notes as in the nose. The Malt looks complex, if a little reserved, light, in the figurative sense almost filigree. You have to devote time to this, this is a solitaire, similar to maybe the CV 13 'Jim McEwan'. Nothing to be wildly placed in a tasting. From the whole profile, more of a spring or summer whisky than a groan winter dram. Finish / Conclusion: The pleasantly clear, fruity line of the drums also pulls into the finish as expected. He now warms beautifully and nothing about him disturbs the harmonious overall picture. Very round and tasty. It may have taken years before the fire reached the sherry in the wood, but now it is fully recovered.


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