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Bruichladdich Organic

Overall rating
82.29/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
ANNS AN T-SEANN DOIGH
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2009
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
09/182
Barcode
618105938700
Added on
06 Sep 2009 9:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 145,00

6 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Organic

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] I had another dram during a blind tasting of the FoSM club (out of bottle no. 553)...

    ...that fully confirms my old rating. This is a flawless underaged dram with a sugary spike that owns nothing else of interest (to me). Why should I spend my precious liver cells on such alcohol?
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a simple profile of vanilla and barley sugars with no other significant aromas (if I sniff long enough I will detect some more, maybe - but why should I?). This is the typical nose of an young "underaged" whisky, and it is just boring to me...
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is very simple too - tons of barley sugars in a spicy (mainly vanilla) wooden setting. There is no flaw but nothing of interest either. It is easy drinkable but again, why should I drink it?
    • Finish
      82 82
      The dram arrives waming and coating on the palate with a minor peppery touch. The finish is of medium length and adds even more sugars (which were too bold on the palate already). There are no distracting moments but no attracting moments either. Water is not needed.

  2. VollePulle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2011]  I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting at Godesburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  Unfortunately my detailed notes were lost.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Precision and definition.. Light, fresh, clean, smooth and creamy. A single malt this young simply should not be as smooth but this is handcrafted, fully certified organic single malt.

    Colour: Soft Yellow/Lemon

    Nose: Opens on barley water and lemon juice with a sweet notes of lemon meringues. Fragrant floral blossoms intermingle beautifully with the citrus flavours exciting the taste buds. Also, we find little notes of ester sweet pineapple.

    Palate: Malted barley emerges. Crisp and sweet, almost like toasted rye bread, buttery popcorn and the fresh oak bourbon flavours merge into the mix strong and mellow adding structure and weight to the overall experience.

    Finish: Organic barley produces a more malty taste, the texture is more viscous and fresh green fruity notes are more pronounced.. The finish is like glycerine and it caresses the palate like swansdown. Oh the purity!

    Mood: Loud, enthusiastic, eager, alert. Enjoy the experience. With the ingredients of passion, skill, pride and a history of distillation that goes back centuries we owe it to you, the consumer, to share in our dreams and aspirations. Without you, there is no dream!

  5. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice classic all day dram.
    • Nose
      Apples and pears, a no Obstler note, as well as some malt.
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet and vanilla in the background.
    • Finish
      Not unbelievably long, but publicly spicy and woody.

  7. drkrylov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The first Organic whisky release from Bruichladdich. This is 100% organic certified by the Biodynamic Association. The motto `Anns an t-sean doigh` is Gaelic for `In the traditional Way`. Organic 2003 is a limited release of 15,000 numbered bottles.

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft, fresh and slightly spicy (like herbal tea). The nose also makes me think of elements of the forest (pine cones and some moss maybe?).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
    • Taste
      Lighty sweet, small bitterness and the influences of the wood. Again, a flavor that reminds me of pinecones.
    • Finish
      Medium and spicy. A delicious tingling in the mouth.

  10. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A fully organic Bruichladdich 2003, some of which was matured in new

    wood to produce what they`re calling their creamiest ever whisky.

    Somewhat confusingly, the marketing bumf proclaims this to be the

    `World`s First Organic Islay`, before explaining that a century ago all

    barley was organic. The name means `In the Traditional Way`,

    incidentally."
    TWE

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