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Overall rating
92.67/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1970
Bottled
09.2002
Calculated age
31 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
4200
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105705647
Added on
09 Jul 2007 9:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1500.46

43 × in wishlist

130 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1970

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.67 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I had a bottle of this years ago so nice to try it now, a great dram, a little fragile and the wood is creeping in but the quality is still there.

    Price point is for what it was back in the day.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Bruichladdich at its best.
    • Nose
      Lovely honey and orange combo, crème brulee, burnt brown sugar, then after a while a little wood varnish, finally some biscuit. 
    • Taste
      Orange cream mixed in with a few wines notes and a little bitterness from the cask but its ok.

      Honeycomb, a little plum, and grape skins.
    • Finish
      Quite long, elegant and refined.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The American bottling (750ml) of this 1970 Bruichladdich gives a clear age statement on the label that it is "AGED IN OAK CASKS FOR 31 YEARS".

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A little bit of an oily body.
    • Nose
      Heavy, blossomy aroma. Fruit trees. Fresh limes. Wonderful. Lovely.
    • Taste
      Gentle, slow start. Leafy , malty, Brooding. Complex. Nice.
    • Finish
      Surge of spicy, sandy flavours. Very spicy.

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Original Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Liquid gold

    Body:  Concentrated, rich and luscious, the texture is sensational.

    Nose:  The luxurious nose is butterscotch, mint toffee, sweet oak, honeysuckle, orange blossom and marzipan followed by fabulous scents of melon, peach, soft pear, apricot and banana all dipped in honey. Remarkably fresh and vibrant with stunning aromatics.

    Palate:  Soft, silky, suave and mouth filling, no heat on the palate at all then after a few moments a wave of warmth fills the chest and lifts the spirits. It´s loaded with fruits, coconut, hazelnuts and creamy oak. The mouth feel is rich, textured and layered. Absolutely classic American oak matured malt whisky.

    Finish:  Well-balanced lingering aftertaste that translates into a fulfilling Hebridean experience. 

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bruichladdich 1970/2002 (44.2%, OB) Another
    old friend. I’ve had a few but just noticed that I had never taken any
    proper tasting notes. How’s that possible? Colour: pale gold. Nose: as I
    remembered it, that is go say relatively light, very fruity, and yet
    not quite ooh-ah watch my mangos. The trademark melons, guavas, then
    ‘simple’ apples and ripe gooseberries. All elegance. Mouth: a kind of
    supremely elegant green fruitiness. Melon skin, peaches, yellow plums
    and a touch of honeydew. Some very racy blue-green tea as well. Very
    delicate. Finish: medium long, on more or less the same notes. Lovers of
    heavy beasts might not enjoy this style to the max, but I find this
    subtlety pretty amazing. Comments: I think this baby remains one of my
    favourite ‘contemporary’ bottling of Bruichladdich (not talking about
    the peaters), but it may have lost a bit of immediateness after a good
    ten years in bottle. It got a little drier, I think. SGP:551 – 91 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  8. ALouis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    My favorite Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      Superb nose, initially fruity on apricot, melon and exotic fruits. There is a little vanilla, iodized and spicy notes. With aeration, a light smoke appears as well as floral notes.
    • Taste
      Elegant, balanced, full of freshness for a malt of this age. First fruity always on melon and apricot. The wood is more present than the nose but after a good ventilation it melts, it has spices, vanilla, herbal and iodized notes as well as smoky notes / under wood and a little mint.
    • Finish
      long, the alcohol is perfectly controlled with a beautiful balance fruit / iodine / spice

  9. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A 2002 distillery bottling of 1970 Bruichladdich matured for about 32

    years. This has gone down as one of the best Bruichladdichs in modern

    memory - a 95 from Whisky Fun`s Serge Valentin (and listed as his

    favourite expression from the distillery), a pile of superlatives in

    posts across the internet and a quick `Amazing!!` when I just mentioned

    it on Twitter."
    TWE

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