- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Valinch The Mayor of Islay
- Number of bottles
- 58.5 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 12 Jul 2009 7:41 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1988
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points
- Eye / Nose: Strong, old-gold tone. Since Laddie does not color, I think a little about the type of sherry keg used on the basis of the color. Full-time maturation after the label. Probably 18, maybe 19 years old. But Sherry is not the same sherry. Already with the type of wood one may speculate about the oak type. American - vanilla and caramel? Or European, as in the past mostly? In addition to the oak, the barrel sherry previously stored in the barrel of course plays the real main role in the taste. Especially after 18 years. Fino, Amontillado, Manzanilla, Palo Cortado, Oloroso, PX ... all very different in their way. And yet they have in common that I do not like them as 'basic product', even in expensive finishes, stored in the old barrels , and partly also in it, whiskys on the other hand love. But with the color it is such a thing again. Laddie also uses barrels multiple times, albeit for reasons of quality no more than three times. And who knows what it was like in the late 1980s. So to the nose. Exceptionally intense. Wow. Fruit notes, cakes ... sweet but not overboarding sweet, no maritime notes, no raisins or other dried fruits. Manzanilla and PX I would almost want to exclude. It has something of spicy orange sauce and nut flavor. Refill Oloroso maybe? Maybe the palate will help to get even closer. Palate: Soft on the tongue. Super integrated cask strength. Very intense and balanced at the same time. The sweetness is so balanced and fruity that I would not rule out an amontillado. Refill Oloroso or Refill Amontillado. The truth is probably somewhere here. The taste appeals to me a lot. 'Tasty' describes it just as accurate as true. Finish / Conclusion: Very nice, very classic sherry finish, again very balanced, neither the fruity sweetness nor the elegant dryness dominate. Oak spice without disturbing bitterness. Everything stays in perfect harmony. Long-lasting calcareous notes complete it.
- "Another of Bruichladdich`s "Fill your own" distillery exclusive
whiskies, this time a single cask distilled in 1988. This one is named
for a visit from the mayor of a different Islay - Islay in Peru.
the formation of the continents it seems that the Rhinns of Islay,
where Bruichladdich is located, may well once have been attached to the
Peruvian Islay, before continental tore it loose and eventually settled
it in its current location. It sounds a bit dodgy, but it`s a great
story to have behind a whisky."