Bruichladdich 1986/30 Sherry: The Magnificent Seven

Single Malt

Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 5 )

Released as part of a trio Rare Cask Series bottles released in late 2017, this 30-year-old represents the final seven barrels distilled in 1986. The unpeated single malt was first filled into oloroso sherry butts where it matured for 26 years. In 2012, then master distiller, Jim McEwan, recasked the whisky into Pedro Ximenez butts from Bodega Fernando de Castilla. Bottled without added color or chill-filtration at cask strength of 44.6% ABV. This is a limited release of 4200 bottles.

  • age
    30 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    oloroso & Pedro Ximenez sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"The nose is leathery, thick, and rich with chocolate, sticky toffee pudding, dried fruits and sultanas. The palate is a beauty of complexity and layered aromas, showing citrusy notes as well as pastries, tobacco leaves, coffee beans and a slight iodine touch. The finish is incredibly lingering with rancio. Overall, if you like a good old sherry bomb with plenty of complexity, this should be something up your alley! "

Score 95

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