Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 may 2019 5:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.92

3 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 Gs

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.61 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Well, smoke alone is not a savior either.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Peated Bruichladdich, very tricky. Missed the cowshed.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apple cider in the vaulted cellar is the first impression, immediately afterwards heavy smoke, phenolic, chemical fire. After a while, a dark, malty sweetness slowly comes to the fore, but cannot completely displace the vapor of disinfectant and iodine. After a while, the nose has calmed down and gives a rounded picture, still strongly phenolic in character.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fiery start, enormous heat. In terms of mouthfeel, however, rather thin, on the aroma side actually only peat sweetness and liquorice. A little menthol, I guess. The spiciness doesn't seem to come from the alcohol strength, looks very young. In the second sip it becomes very bitter towards the back and a strong acid surrounds the back of the mouth.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is rather quick for such a strongly smoky whisky. Becomes increasingly sweeter. In the second sip, the acidity clearly dominates while the whisky dries off overall.

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  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Again the proof that Bruichladdich is not part of my prey scheme
    • Nose
      76 76
      Wet wool sweater, liquorice, ammonia, pickle, cheesy - with water it looks even sharper and peppery
    • Taste
      78 78
      sugared cabbage, musty, again the ammonia and licorice, very sweet, finally bitter grapefruit
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium length and sweet, there is a dry, subtle wood note in the cheek pockets

  5. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good laddie. The bourbon barrel harmonises well with the special Bruichladdich character. The fruits go in the direction of meadow fruit, which is sometimes a little more exotic. In the mouth less fruit, but more of the bourbon barrel in the form of vanilla. All this together with the exceptional distillery character of Laddie, which is not suitable for everyone and of course you have to like.

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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