Aureum 1865 The Bruce

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grave Digger Edition
Stated Age
05 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2017 10:05 am by Skyelight

Average value

€ 48.11

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Whisky Reviews for Aureum 1865 The Bruce

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.94 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Was looking for the advertised peat but it's only very slightly peated compared to Scotch. Not bad, no off notes but it lacks distinguishing features to make it stand out more. A bit bland, the label and packaging steal the show however.

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramel, fruit, apple, nutty
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy with milk chocolate, spicy
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short to medium long and spicy

      Pleasant to enjoy

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I found the smell very pleasant. But in terms of taste, the good Grave Digger is pretty weak.
    • Nose
      Shiny gold

      Starts with a lot of caramel. Then there is rotten wood, some icing sugar and vanilla. Pear liqueur and a hint of chocolate. The nose is surprising me a bit. Very pleasant, actually. I'll leave it there.
      With a little time in the glass it gets a lot lighter. So towards overripe, mushy mirabelle plums. Then something sweet and sour follows. Red apple and subtle roasted aromas. Then it gets sweeter and sweeter.
    • Taste
      Metallic and schnapps-like appearance. Has something of a raspberry spirit from an oak barrel. The wood takes over. Now looks more and more youthful. Some grain follows. And a slight plastic taste develops. The roasted aromas develop in the taste into a little spark. Bites of vanilla and sour, unripe, green apple. An artificial sweetness follows.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. Bitterness which is then replaced by proving sweetness.

  4. whisky313 scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    official information:


    The lightly peated malt for THE Bruce comes from Inverness. After a 5-year aging period in ex-Bourbon barrels, the whisky unfolds an inviting, malty note with peat smoke on the nose. The taste unfolds in a slightly sweet liquorice with chocolate and a smoky body. At the end you experience peat-smoky tannins, sweet and clear.

    AROMA: oranges and a hint of peat. Significant sherry content, sweet and fruity.
    TASTE: Perfectly rounded off with oak, soft malt and a pinch of salt and peat.
    FINISH: Soft and round and long of peat.

    Base material: barley malt
    Alcohol volume: 43 vol%
    Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. PX-Michl scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For me currently one of the best German whiskys. Thanks Ziegler
    • Nose
      soft smoke lies above the dominating red fruits. The first nose contains sherry aromas then more and more come the red apples wild berries and a few cherries. The chestnut wood crowns the nose and gives it warm notes to an autumn foliage forest. A few floral aromas combine everything to create a beautiful complex aroma. After a moment, raisins are added
    • Taste
      The alcohol level is already chosen so that it is strong but not spicy. the mouthfeel is creamy and round a slight pferrigkeit. The spicy herbal note from the wood forms the beginning and gradually lets the fruit through, all carried by a beautiful campfire smoke note. At the end is still some dark chocolate
    • Finish
      The finish is long but not very strong, the slight bitterness with the smoke and the oak combine to a warm round finish!


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