Bruichladdich 20-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Second Edition
Stated Age
20 years old
Mourvedre Wine Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Jul 2007 9:32 pm

Average value

€ 250.87

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 20-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. damienk scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    the nose is superb indeed.

  2. Ainulindale scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Bought it as I'm a fan of Mourvèdre. No regret there!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Clear vanilla and caramel on the nose with a sweet peppery background (which is why I wanted that one, yay!) Going well with low peat smoke. Pears poached in wine - a bit of cloves then. Slight iodine end, going on seashells. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth, more caramel and some custard. Smooth spices come to mind too, especially ginger. Pears fade away to grapes. Very sweet in the mouth yet a bit thin
    • Finish
      88 88
      Going on a very oaky/caramelly and peppery finish. It stays there well leaving a pleasant peppery sensation.

  3. berarith73 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. aphex scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite good but not very catchy. Water helped a bit though but it misses something.
    • Nose
      A bit closed at first. Apple, pear, whiffs of vanilla, slightly grassy.
    • Taste
      Creamy and oaky. Fruits from the nose, spices. Lots of oak overpowering the rest actually. Let's try water. Less oak, more malt, some sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying, cloves.

  5. vredensever scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma : sea, iodine, bread, apples, grapes, dried berries, wood, a hint of peat, spices (vanilla, cinnamon). The taste is slightly sweet: honey, apples, spices (pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger), herbs, butter, chocolate with nuts, charred wood, a little salt and peat. The aftertaste is slightly astringent: an oak, a slight hint of peat, apple jam, spices. Conclusion . Cool Bruichladdich. Complex, smooth. Slightly slimy. There is not enough pressure. Rating 87 (n22t22f21b22).

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Finished in wine casks: very nice. Its worth.
    • Nose
      Malty but also a little bit soapy. Sherry tones. Vanille, and woody tones.
    • Taste
      Nice sweetness,warming,again malty,massive and sherry tones.

      Complex . Dry fruit,like raisins, nuts etc.
    • Finish
      Middlelong,bitter sweet malt, again complex, roast chestnuts. Just complex again. 

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    in itself very good, if the alcohol would be better integrated.
    • Nose
      fruity sherry, woody and malty, vanilla, overlaid with a certain alcoholic pungency
    • Taste
      sweet and malty, again fruity sherry, for 46% quite spicy, oak
    • Finish
      medium, rather fruity, grapes

  8. Timo scored this whisky 41 points Expert Junior

    Totally overrated whisky. Rather a fruit maker than a malt whisky. No great whisky!
    • Nose
      The nose is rather weak. Flowery, perfumed, Obstler.
    • Taste
      The taste is not complex. Bitter, malty, woody, very dry, burning on the tongue, Obstler.
    • Finish
      The finish is long. Not very pleasant, warm, dry.


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