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Overall rating
89.86/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
65% American Oak & 35% Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
4200
Strength
40.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
618105706866
Added on
09 Jul 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 623,51

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53 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 1973

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.86 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice surprise on the nose.
    In the mouth, it's weak but it leaves a nice place to umami. Original.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nose while delicacy. Not surprising considering the degree close to 40.
      Oysters, salt, seaweed, lemon, mineral, pebble, rain. Dried herbs. Camphor.
      A little leather, toffee.
      Opens a little on yellow fruits with aeration.
      A little green banana.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it's a little too soft, watery.
      We are on the umami thoroughly. Sake.
      Always salty, mineral, on citrus fruits.
      A little pepper, seaweed and dried aromatic herb.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Final quite short and bitter. Wood, toffee, citrus fruits. Not very interesting.

  2. AAA scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. MrRancho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good! Has sweet fruity components, but the seafood / seawater combo is top notch!
    • Nose
      Caramel, salt water, hayloft, orange peel, licorice sweets.
    • Taste
      Salt, sweet, honey sweet, hazelnut, shrimp. Oysters.
    • Finish
      Dry, nutty, oysters.

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful malt. Complex and elegant. With a little more volume percent, he would probably be a bit stronger, the 40.2%, which have left the angels, because little margin and power back. But that is in the face of harmonious flavors whine at a high level.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, oak, cinnamon rolls, butterscotch, some sherry with the typical fruit impact. Here more a clear aroma of juicy green fruits, which become more and more present in the glass with time. The oak always remains discreetly in the background, giving the malt a distinct maturity.
    • Taste
      Also the tongue wonderfully soft and elegant, almost a little too soft. Nevertheless, with a wonderful variety of flavors. The green fruits can be found as well as the honey. Little wonder also the clear oak flavor, which gradually becomes clearer. The honey is almost disappearing, it is getting bitter. After 30 years in the barrel but unsurprisingly.
    • Finish
      Long finish, which begins at first behave and then increases when the oak takes over completely the command. Here comes the whole age to bear, spicy and fruity at the same time. Slightly dry, but not bitter.

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