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Bruichladdich 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Edition
Stated Age
25 years old
Pedro Ximénez / Oloroso / French Wine
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L160637 16/311 2016 11 24
Added on
23 Dec 2016 6:53 pm by Drk Neknul

Average value

€ 459,00

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1990

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.72 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully balanced and complex malt, combining the best qualities of a rather complicated finish with a typical, always recognizable Old-school Bruichladdich. Modeled! And he is still tasty.
    • Nose
      The color corresponds to Mahogany without reddish, middle between Tawny and Brown Sherry

      Sherry aromas and a hint of sulfur at the beginning, some old rags and cowshed. Over time, wine and brandy aromas and beautiful, still juicy dried fruits develop very full, slightly buttery, roasted aromas. Nothing stands out unpleasant, everything is well integrated. Something balsamic, dried plum and damp tobacco, clearly sour without being unpleasant. Now cooked peach and cigar smoke, a wonderfully complex conglomerate. At that one can smell for a long time. When warming impressions of flowery soap, lavender, only briefly, heated first, the acidity dominates a bit too much for my taste, but now goes in a fruity direction, like grapefruit scraps.
    • Taste
      Rich, slightly oily mouthfeel with plenty of chili at the beginning, the dry spice clearly outweighs subtle dark, heavy sweetness of roasted acacia honey. Tannins are only hinted at. Also in the mouth it is very complex at the latest at the second sip and here everything is well integrated, incredibly balanced. Subtle fruitiness, roasted aromas, dry sherry with spiciness and strength, leather, barrel acid, everything interwoven, nothing is tangible, as long as the liquid is still in the mouth.
    • Finish
      In the finish he starts dry, then becomes increasingly sweet before he dries again at the end. The precision with which raisins and apricots only appear on the finish is impressive. A slightly acidic, nutty lethargy of the pharynx lasts the longest, quite long to be exact.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      At the beginning I take a potpourri (surprisingly) fruity-sweet sherry aromas and heavy notes true. But in turn: At first blueberries, raspberries and cherries dominate with subtle pastry notes. An association of a grandmother's baked plate with fresh cherry crumble cake will not let me go. It is joined by toasted almonds, a touch of leather and wooden aromas reminiscent of an empty cigar box. After a few minutes, I think I notice a slightly acidic impact that might point to a lime peel or rather a juicy blood orange with a slightly refreshing touch. Extremely complex, wonderfully harmonious and for my "advanced beginner nose" already almost a bit overwhelming, because the complex abundance of aromas would like to be identified first.
    • Taste
      Very filling, oily-velvety mouthfeel with a very light pepperiness at the beginning. With the second sip, the subtle tingling on the tip of the tongue is barely perceptible to me. Intensive sherry aromas with a subtle sweetness dominate, especially juicy blood oranges, cherries and a few blueberries I register. A few bright fruits, such as tangerines and peaches, as well as strong forest honey join. The oranges take over the sour taste, heavy aromas follow immediately. Old leather, fresh tobacco leaves, a handful of nuts and spicy oak notes contrast beautifully with the fruity sherry notes. The alcohol content of 48.1% is perfectly integrated. The enormous complexity, which was already noticeable during the Nosing, continues here seamlessly.
    • Finish
      Long. The fruity-sweet sherry aromas are still noticeable in the finish initially and gradually give way to dark dried fruit, a pronounced Nussigkeit and spicy oak notes. Slightly drier, with a very subtle bitterness.

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely my taste. A big movie theater! 91 points.
    • Nose
      First, I have an intense sweetness. Leathery and nutty. Lying cherries after harvest. Wine-soaked wood. A whole range of sweet spices. Hard and full. Slowly, trail mix is ​​forming in the nose. Some fermented fruit. Orange juice, but milder and sweeter, warm and spicy - cinnamon and ginger. Prunes. Hand warmth strengthens the cinnamon and brings carnation. It is reminiscent of mulled wine.
    • Taste
      An unbelievably full and creamy whisky. Sweet fruits. The cherry, juice orange, mulled wine. Framed by oak. Tingling spice is recognizable, but not dominant. Leathery dessert.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Leathery, tenderly bitter.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of the best "nose whiskys" I've ever had. He also convinces in the mouth, but I already had some better ones here. Overall, a top whisky!
    • Nose
      The nose is incredibly dense, but also brings a certain freshness, which is supported by citrus notes. Of course, the sherry plays a major role. Overripe fruits, a beautiful mixture of classic raisins that drip with sweetness, but also more fruity notes, such as sweet cherries. Above all there is a hint of marzipan with orange peel. Add to that a noticeable spiciness, slightly peppery with leather and espresso. The oak is noticeable. If one smells of the heavy main notes lighter creamy aromas come to it, like a thin milk cocoa, in a nutshell that is then again superimposed by the massive sherry violence, which now also has some mint in the repertoire. Alone with the Verriechen you can spend an evening here.
    • Taste
      it starts very fruity, oily, sweet cherries, plum compote, then comes a bit pleasant sulfur, slightly nutty, it gets slightly dirty, here too this orange note, oak, espresso, slightly tart, but the sweet fruit note is still dominant, overall he brings a nice intensity, which delivers the fragrance well
    • Finish
      Here the oak beats a bit stronger, the mouth becomes dry and a woody basic tone spreads, grape seeds, the cherry is still there, but the sweetness is no longer very present, gradually the creaminess that comes in can find the nose with a little patience. Now it will be nutty again. After a woody intermezzo it sounds pleasant.

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


    Nose: dried fruits, almondsTaste: chocolate, oranges, hint of red wine, superb sherryFinish: superb sherry, oak, honey

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. DonMa scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Great whisky but needs time in the glass.
    • Nose
      Dark fruits, leather, tobacco and a little furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, spicy oak and some honey. After all, a sweet espresso note is noticeable.
    • Finish
      Long warm finish with an association with beeswax and a strong sherry note

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose: 4/5 Mouth and finish: 3/5 Whisky n ° 1683
    • Nose
      Fresh, with a note of sulfur. We have vinous evocations and its red fruits: strawberries, currants ...
    • Taste
      The mouth is reminiscent of the nose. I find that alcohol hangs a little bit.
    • Finish
      Long enough finish, sparkling with spices.

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fine sherry monster, age-old; multicomponent and deep aroma, the taste / finish does not lag behind, smoothly shifting from sweet to the acidic part of the spectrum, everything is good in it, but there is absolutely no individuality, sherry, of course, absorbed the foundation completely, it could be any non-smoking mole except, probably, Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      An open, damp, saturated, typical sherry set - spicy wood, old furniture from noble wood, a cigar box, furniture varnish, stain, sweet notes of dried fruits - raisins, prunes; mushroom and earth shades, a little raw tin, roasted nuts, cappuccino, boiled condensed milk, toffee - very saturated, a kaleidoscope of derivatives.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, many spices, oak, furniture varnish, sweet and sour notes, dried fruits - sour prunes, raisins; light peppery wave, kvasnoe wort, burnt crackers, dried mushrooms, pu er.
    • Finish
      Light, spicy, sweets are smaller, more acidic notes, kvass, burnt crackers, sour prunes, light metallic taste.

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I can understand the scores of my "prescribers" in a lot and certainly this is a good whisky. The alcohol is perfectly integrated, the body is full and moves up and down. Also, the consistency and oiliness of this whisky is almost perfect.

    A very complex and powerful intense malt with lots of red fruit and dark notes. There is only one small exception for me that may consciously result in a personal minimum devaluation: Due to the intensive wine ripening, the acidity is simply too high and dominant for me. I am aware that, after 25 years of maturation, this may well seem logical and a possible consequence. But again: I'm a tad too much acid in the very long finish again and again unpleasantly noticeable. I would most likely compare it to the side effects of a young Chianti. I still think that 88 points are not a bad rating ;-)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88


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