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Overall rating
92.22/100
votes
159
Whiskybase ID
WB96
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

€ 1837.56

55 × in wishlist

159 × member ratings

233 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1970

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.22 points

  1. 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".

  2. Whiskywurzn scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Fruit atom bomb????????????

  3. Andara scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a dram! I was skeptically about the high ratings and the hype so the only way to solve this is to open a bottle. Wow! The nose starts strong, and then you take the first sip and are in heavy which literally does not end. The finish is super long and really smooth! If you have the chance give it a try, you will not regret it!

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge citrus fruits, vanilla, very fresh and fruity, sweet and sour sauce.
    • Taste
      Felt like an old Speysider, mellow, sweet and elegant, Magnolia flowers, papaya.
    • Finish
      Chewing gum fruits, long, vanilla.

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Quite a fruit bomb, honey toffee vanilla orange, apricot jam, really nice

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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