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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Cask Whisperer (TCW)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan's Private Stock - 1st Release
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
326
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Mar 2019 12:16 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 163,70

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24 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 TCW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    General note: Having tasted all six drams of The Cask Whisperers first release in a special tasting, I have to confess that this release has nothing special (other than disappointment) at all except for a bad price quality relation. Maybe I expected too much of Jim McEwan, who has one of the biggest legacy of modern whisky times. But to me he missed out on adding to it, rather I feel he substracted a lot. It starts with the packing, which looks like it was created by someone on the cheap, not worthy of the big man. The contents, for a first release, where I would bottle my best stuff, is dissapointing to say the least but fits the overall appearance of the release. What you see is what you get and taste for too much moolah based on a high priced swiss market. In this way it is a fitting realease but not on a high note, not at all.
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    Sherry, cherries, woody - no, not a song by Modern Talking. Wood and a strange spicy cardboardy sweetness. Somehow a bit dirty and finally bitter.

    Not bad, but I can't say that I am impressed. Maybe the cask didn't listen enough to his masters voice?

    Fittingly, the person who tried to design the selfprinted looking label forgot the cask no. and I will have forgotten this whisky soon, too.

    2cl sample
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious!
    • Nose
      88 88
      In der Nase wirklich intensive Sherry Noten mit etwas Kirsche, Pflaume und Zartbitterschokolade. Dazu gesellt sich der typische Anklang von Holz ... ja sogar ein Hauch von Süßholz.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Auch hier Kirsche, aber auch eine Mischung aus Holz mit einer leichten Nussigkeit. Der Alkohol hinterlässt eine phenolige Note, die aber schnell verfliegt. Dazu Süße und im Hintergrund ein Hauch von Rosine.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Langes angenehmes Finish. Die Kirsche bleibt auch hier wieder präsent. Etwas Bitterkeit mit leichter Würze.

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