Bruichladdich 1988

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 260.27

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18 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1988

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.81 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "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."


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