Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
182
Whiskybase ID
WB91747
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (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

€ 125.41

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 1992 CA

35 users have left 39 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.62 points.

  1. 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).

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  3. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Citrus, malodorous, peaches, apricots
    Taste: A lot of citrus and sweet fruit - apricots cleverly hidden. In addition, the whole thing is covered with light honey.
    Rating: 89 | 100 Medium long warming finish. Very pleasant tasting whisky. I liked it

  4. malthead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  5. Tomek scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: intense, fruity, paints, vanilla essence, ripe peaches, coniferous forest, burnt caramel, raisins
    Taste: fruity, apples, pears, honey, peaches, delicate varnish, raisins
    Finish: dried fruit, delicate bitterness
    Grade: 7

  6. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Aged roasted malt. Sweet buttery notes. A bit of vanilla, buckwheat honey, passion fruit and orange peel
    Flavor: From the first sip noticeable notes of lemon, some flowers and honey. Additionally, noticeable tea notes. Light marzipan in the background.
    Rating: 89 | 100 Medium long finish with the taste of dried marzipan fruit and nuts. Well notable position. Although this whisky has 53.3%, the taste of alcohol is perfectly hidden. Complexity and depth of notes at a very high level. I really liked it! I recommend you try it

  7. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice whisky, not a high roller but OK.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really tasty malt. But there is practically nothing left of the laddie. A nice whisky from the bourbon barrel, which has gotten a lot of strength from the wood.
    • Nose
      Acacia honey. Quittengelee. Yellow gooseberry. In addition, beautiful, lively and intense wood tones. A mixture of fresh and dry wood. A bit of toast. A few blooming herbs in the morning dew. There is practically nothing left of the special Laddie character.
    • Taste
      Oily and powerful at the same time. Honey again. Cream candy. Sugar beet. Then the spice of the wood, which pushes properly. Peppery. Plus tree sap. Now a couple of oranges and their peel.
    • Finish
      Apricot peel. Lightly salted nuts. Hints of tobacco.

  9. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a little harsh.. water tames it, but does not draw the spirit out completely.. one can almost taste the old age.. i prefer it neat, more raw!
    • Nose
      88 88
      coffee.. apples.. oranges
    • Taste
      87 87
      ..acidic ..winey ..citrus and tropical fruits ..quinine..
    • Finish
      86 86
      rather short for me and quite tannic.. but very clear and unapologetic in its message

  10. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. blacknapkins scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  13. Jörn Krzizok scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. 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

  15. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F22 B22

  16. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Surprising, but pleasing. Tasted in a lineup of CA small batch whiskys.
    • Nose
      The nose is confusingly fruity. Like, how did you get this out of bourbon hoghsheads? And this colour? What's going on? On the nose, waxy blended tropical fruit juice notes, faint spiciness, and with water, some raspberry cheesecake.
    • Taste
      On the palate, cognac and winegums. You sure there's no sherry involved, Cadenhead?
    • Finish
      A good whisky with a great nose, but the slightly spirity body and short finish drop the score some.

  17. Blinky_B scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Enjoyed with a little water, and about 25 min in the glass

    N. Nose develops as time goes by in the glass ,bourbonesk... vanilla, sweet oak with hint of alcohol.

    T. So fresh and silky, oak tanins just perfect in the back, more vanila, honey, honey cake, green apple little dry cake fruits to.

    F. Medium to long, this is where i can taste the age more in the sides of my mouth, with tanins lingering, slightly drying oak.

    Realy enjoying this one and not to bad a price for where im from.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good quality!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1721
    • Nose
      Soft, waxy and caressing. Overripe fruits. Malt is almost absent here. Honey is the lion's share.
    • Taste
      Juicy and fruity. At first rather balaise, it becomes more accessible. Very nice spices and a little chocolate.
    • Finish
      Some exotic fruits that unfortunately have a tendency to faint. Spices crackle and disappear.

  20. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet and soft bourbon nose. (honey, vanilla). The 24 years on bourbon cask gave this whisky a sherry matured colour. Light wood tones and a very pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      Honey and tannins, not bad, good in combination with the spiciness a little later. Can also be the alcohol (53.3%). Drying out a litle in the end with a slight bitterness and more tannins.
    • Finish
      Good finish and some light smoke feeling.

  24. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  25. 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

  26. Koning scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I really like this one, I regret I didn't bought a full bottle. It is well matured, giving it a lot of depth and complexity, but it's still incredibly fresh. It also has a sweetness that reminds me of sherry casks, although it has been matured in 3 bourbon hogsheads.
    • Nose
      Both fresh (sea air, eucalyptus, melon, citrus fruits) and deep (cinnamon and ginger cake, coffee, pineapple).
    • Taste
      Thick and oily with a nice development. I get mocca, after eight chocolates, pineapple sweets, cardamon, sweet lemons, salt and light smoke.
    • Finish
      Clean but complex. Sea air, vanilla fudge, raisins, pineapple, flowers and lingering light smoke.

  27. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nothing like the 1991 release (ID 88684), completely cask-driven this one. 89/90.
    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla pudding, cherry, almond, raisin and papaya.
    • Taste
      Strawberry, apple, vanilla, hazelnut. Water adds almond and wood.
    • Finish
      Strawberry, caramel, apple, vanilla and hazelnut.

  28. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    A fantastic nose where the other components of the bottling can not match. Nevertheless, a very successful whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose is breathtakingly complex: caramel, cinnamon and sugar corn flakes, candied apples and later allspice, menthol, mandarin, tobacco, peach, cake dough and kiwi. But this list illustrates the immense spectrum of flavors.
    • Taste
      In the taste, the fruity notes recede slightly and leave the Christmas flavors to the fore: Tobacco, tea, Christmas cookies, honey, peppermint, orange zest and carnation dominate.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with coffee, orange chocolate, some oak and marzipan.

  32. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another Cadenhead Small Batch that doesn't suck!
    • Nose
      Quite complex -- pear, guava, mangosteen (all not very ripe), salt, oily, a bit grassy -- if blind, I would have thought this was a very good example of a nice, fruity lowland
    • Taste
      Citrusy, herbal, a bit of sea salt, and quite oily. On the austere side.
    • Finish
      Okay length; a bit oaky at the end -- the nose and palate are better

  33. 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.

  34. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very mature, big cask influence, not very bruichladdich's , hard to score, great casks but ... i want to taste the distillate too. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. 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.

  36. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  37. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  39. Helgo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  40. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Eyes / Nose: Good to know that Bruichladdich does not stain because the Small Batch looks almost too good. "Mahogany honey golden" Marketing managers would probably call this tone. In any case, I would not have typed a bourbon ripening optically. Refill sherry, red wine, anything powerful in that direction. Since the malt is freezing cold, I give him plenty of air to breathe and acclimatize. He thanks it with a very spicy, sweetish-fruity aroma, which makes me think for the first time of a very fine gravy, which simmert steaming to himself and slowly reduced on the stove. Vanilla and caramel are reminiscent of the Bourbon barrels in the background, where the distillate is allowed to mature in peace for 24 years. A little mint and ripe Annanas make the nose appear pleasantly fresh. Palate: Amazingly soft on the tongue. Very pleasing for a grip, without being powerless. Warm and soft. On the palate, the spicy notes continue from the nose. Cloves, laurels, herbs, complemented by typical Laddie fruit notes. Add limoncello and biscuit. Not as intense fruity as the old bottlings of the distillery from the 1960 / 70s - but very present and harmonious. Finish / Conclusion: Medium-length finish. Are the apricot dumplings that I taste there? Towards the end a very light, slightly dry limestone note as you know it, much more pronounced, even from high-quality wines or sherry storage. Great! No muff, no sulfur, no bitterness, no excessive sweetness no biting alcohol. Nothing to criticize in my eyes.

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