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Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1988
Bottled
07.2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
150
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jul 2016 10:04 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 245.13

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1988 CA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  Just a sample but it is enough to do a full review.

    A nice but unspectacular dram to drink that is way too pricey for its quality.  As a drinker I would not pay more than 65 Euro for such a bottle.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the texture shows very late fat and sticky tears that slowly build some legs. The nose is just floral-herbal with almost no sweet aromas and that is a little too one-dimensional for me.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate the missing sweet flavours (barley sugars mainly) pop up and combine with spicy wooden notes to an easy drinkable but not overly complex profile. Water opens the nose (just a little bit) further and offers now some shy sweet aromas, finally. The taste gets more mellow but the bitter notes during the finish grow too. I am divided about what is better, not sure... After some more sips I am sure now and I like it better when neat (now I get even little shy honey flavours in the finish).
    • Finish
      83 83
      It arrives slightly hot in the mouth but is nicely coating (as the texture promised). The finish is of medium length and adds vanilla aromas and some drying moments (tannins, papers).

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