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Overall rating
88.71/100
votes
149
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
3 x Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
588
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2130558305581
Added on
21 Jan 2017 2:57 pm by midway
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 122.83

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1992 CA

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very surprising whisky, which navigates between different types of fruity and also integrates different styles of plant. Very playful and changing, its complexity is no doubt. But as it goes in all directions, the taste buds can also be destabilized.
    • Nose
      Fruity, fresh, vegetal, and dry. Apple liquor, notes that remind me of white alcohol (mezcal?), White grape jam. The dry vegetal layer is expressed by menthol which quickly fades, but also by coniferous resin.
    • Taste
      Great fruity sweetness on this level, on apricot syrup and white grape compote. A few drops of lemon. Creamy texture. After a moment, the sensations crystallize on acidulous rhubarb paste.
    • Finish
      Short. The fruity slips towards the strawberry tagada. Astonishing! Then come pinches of sweet and salty spices. Menthol comes back to show at the end of the mouth.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  I had this during a "Laddie" tasting of the FoSM at Bonn.

    Another excellent release by the good people at Cadenhead (by the way, Cadenhead is pronounced with a gaelic "a" like in Ardbeg)...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wow! What a colour for a bourbon cask maturation - amazingly dark (deep copper) and the texture shows thick legs and fat tears. The nose is quite complex with a nice balance of honey and wooden notes. It takes its time to fully develop but it is worthwhile to wait for it.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is very sweet (both sugars and honey) that again is balanced by a firm wooden structure. Both flavours team up in a great way and create a delicious combo. Some water opens up the nose and smoothes the dram without taking too much power off it - I like it that way better.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives coating and a little astringent in the mouth (due to heavy tannins, what was expected from the colour) but this is far from being unpleasant. The finish is long and vanishes in several waves with a minor bitter ending (the tannins are back).

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    3x Bourbon Hoggies, either one cask was insanely overoaked and they tried to save it, or all 3 were. Nothing wrong with that, but you need to like wood. It’s almost closer to a bourbon than a scotch, at the very least Bruichladdich’s spirit is buried. In that sense it’s a bit of a shame, although I enjoyed my bottle, I wouldn’t buy another.

    Edit: I was a little mean to this, but I maintain it’s very bourbony. To the point it starts to lose its character, but also still great to quaff.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Big wooden notes, black tea, toasted pecans, caramel, Barrel char, mint paste, peaches, cinnamon, ginger, fancy molasses and varnish. A nice waxy note holds it together. Would you guess Laddie blind? I don’t think so.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A little malt pokes through with some peaches, pecans, Barrel char, licorice, allspice and cinnamon hearts. Creamy mouthfeel, with building tannins.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Oak dominates. I don’t mind it, but it’s not nuanced. Black tea tannins, cinnamon hearts, nutmeg, cherry wood. Bourbon.

  4. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      The stunning color of the malt already increases the anticipation of the Verriechens enormously. The nose is quite complex - a harmonious interplay between vanilla sweetness, tropical fruit notes and noticeably spicy notes rises. The malt takes time, about 20-25 minutes I leave it in the glass. Forest honey, a little vanilla, pineapple, passion fruit, orange peel, grapefruit and, above all, green apples with a hint of peppermint create a fresh scent that blends into fine herbaceous notes as it cures several times.
    • Taste
      Slightly peppery, strong and warming, but at the same time extremely oily and soft on the palate. The alcohol content of 53.3% is well integrated for my taste. Again, there follows a harmonious conglomeration of light (primarily tropical) fruits, lemon, marzipan and a kräutrigen spice, followed by fine oak notes.
    • Finish
      Medium long rather than long. Here, too, the fruity notes are making their way back to the front and taking over the upper hand at short notice. Marzipan, nuts, almonds and pleasant oak notes that do not leave you feeling bitterness complete the finish. A very slight dryness arises.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Golden malt, honeyed, fragrant and minty. A freshness that balances the chocolate and pepper notes that we have elsewhere. Beautiful diversity. With a little water, some notes of citrus, vanilla and roasted notes.
    • Taste
      Buttered malt, fruity.
      With water, more fluid, but less buttered! More juicy
      Sweet spices at the end of the mouth ...
    • Finish
      ... which extend in the final of the most beautiful way, with notes of old cognac, which is emphasized by the addition of water!

      A very nice whisky!

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1934

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Requires a lot of time in the glass, complex and difficult to grasp
    • Nose
      Menthol and eucalyptus, citrus air fresheners, liquorice, black tea leaves, caramel pudding
    • Taste
      Nuts, coffee, glacier sweets with fanta filling
    • Finish
      medium and sweet

  8. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. blacknapkins scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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