Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Moon-Import (MI)
Bottling serie
Penny Black
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Added on
01 jun 2009 4:50 pm

Average value

€ 3659.62

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63 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 1968 MI

12 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.36 points.

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    top molt, very unusual profile, dry, eucalyptus. Pure harmony, endless nose
    This is the best Bruichladdich I've had to date.
    • Nose
      93 93
      gentle, softly caressing the nose, old sherry, dusty smoked dried fruits, black raisins, dried walnuts, fire smoke, a few spruce branches and eucalyptus
    • Taste
      91 91
      eucalyptus oil, pine nuts, a drop of iodine, persimmon, fading firebrands in a fire
    • Finish
      92 92
      pine needles with iodine, cough mixture, old sherry, dry ancient oak, dried lemon

  2. SimonOHA scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Each sip is complex, different but always in the same spirit, superb.
    • Nose
      Superb nose on precious wood (cedar/oak mix). Beautiful spices with a cinnamon syrup, a few cloves and nutmeg shavings. Herbaceous freshness that emerges behind the wood. Some slightly camphorated dried fruits. Macerated grapes. Amazing intensity despite the reduction. Nice balance. Beautiful stone fruits with aeration.
    • Taste
      Very creamy on the palate with a nice intensity of dried fruit (date) but also stone fruit with black cherry in mind, followed by pretty peaches. A hint of plum juice is there too with a little fruity acidity. The noble wood extract is mixed with a milk chocolate juice with lots of caramel, it's delicious.
    • Finish
      Warm finish on a woody caramel. A very light chocolate and vanilla haze rises before falling back into dry grass.

  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Very interesting profile - I like it but not quite up to the 1966 Riserva Veronelli - very good!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dried fruits, raisins, lot of vinous notes, soy sauce, meaty, BBQ, sesame oil, beef stew, little toffee, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, ginger, terriyaki, fried onions - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, little liquorice, subtle sweetness, more BBQ sauce - hickory smoke, terriyaki, soy sauce, cooked onions, sherry wood, little mushrooms and earthy notes, shitake, fernet branca digestif - very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, little toffee, coffee, earthy notes, toody

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I have to say that this is the best Bruichladdich I've tasted. And although I'm not a fan of bright sherry tones, since I often have a similar allergic reaction, this one is pleasantly surprising. I would like the oak to feel a little less, but it is delicate, and does not dominate at all, but only sets off the sweetness of the old plum jam. Long-forgotten grandmothers jam.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Tea brew, candied plum jam, dried bouquet of tea roses and carnations in the summer room, buckwheat honey, a little wet oak, spices. Multi-layered and oily. With the water, the sweet tones of prunes come out.
    • Taste
      91 91
      first bitter, oaky, then immediately sweet, a distinct profile of sherry, plum jam and a little tart bitterness. With the water, a number of characteristic features disappeared and the drink became more watery, but sweet and a little floral.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Sweet aftertaste of black tea and plum jam. Quite a long time, especially for this degree. With the water came floral notes and candy notes.

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Intense perfumed sherried nose, dark fruits leather mushroom, raisins, Demerara sugar, plums, excellent

  7. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur


  8. Teresa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Rich and elegant sherry. Highly drinkable but to be enjoyed slowly.
    Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Elegant sherry nose. Prunes, figs, raisins, wood varnish, leather, black berries, tobacco and damp earth.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Prunes, raisins, black berries, nuts, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate and spices. All of this perfectly balanced.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, fruity.

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tonight its a mid 1960's Bruichladdich face off, lowest abv first 


    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/30927/bruichladdich-centenary this is a 15 year bottled in 1981  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/14053/bruichladdich-1966  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/16892/bruichladdich-1965    Result 

    1 -  Penny Black 

    2 - Reserva Veroneli 

    3 - 1965 Samaroli but splitting hairs with the Reserva Veroneli 

    4 - Centenary 

    The 1968 Penny Black MI wins because it had a little more of everything and at only 46% had the most to offer on the palate. 

    There is really nothing between the  Reserva Veronelli 1966 and the 10 year Samaroli 1965 only that the Veronelli you could tell the extra years had added a little extra to the profile but the Samaroli 10 year is a belter for one so young.  Although the centenary was last again hardly anything in it and all 4 of these Laddie are great bottlings and this was a really enjoyable H2H

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This is 46% but it is a powerful 46%, class in a glass. I love the bottle label on the MI.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    If this was any more sherried I would not like it but this is a real quality old Laddie.
    • Nose
      I am expecting heavy sherry here by the colour and I am immediately hit with strong furniture polish mixed with dried fruit peels.

      Rich dark fruit cake, blackcurrants, raisins, black cherry, Turkish delight, massive sherry, smells much stronger than 46%

      After a while some damp wood notes but there is also some blueberry
    • Taste
      Huge sherry burst, massive power zesty with loads of spice thrown in. Dark rich plum, blackcurrants (Ribena) a little raspberry.

      The palate settles down and it is still very rich the sherry just keeps coming in waves over the tongue
    • Finish
      For 46% it is massive, long, fruity and very rich

  13. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  14. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2003]  I had this dram during a MaRa "Islay" tasting at Limburg. 

    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 92,5.  My notes state a very delicious nose on a well balanced sherry profile.  The taste is comparable to one of my all-time favourites (Cail Ila 1966, WB id 11192) - simply "megasüffig" (ultra-quaffable).  Water is not needed, it releases unpleasant bitter notes (like so often with heavily sherried drams).


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