Overall rating
88.11/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB144774
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Islay Cask Company (ICC)
Bottling serie
Cask, Plants & Blossoms
Vintage
26.11.2003
Bottled
05.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1373
Number of bottles
173
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Juniperus
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
17 dec 2019 10:42 pm by Al Ien
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.63

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 ICC

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.11 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    So where was the old Laddie cleaning rag? Apparently just had a break. Not a typical representative of his distillery, that's probably why I like it so much. But seriously: very tasty 15yo, very relaxed pleasure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Freshly poured, it is pretty buttoned at first, doesn't really let you get close to it. Aroma that can hardly be taken apart. A little water helps, now comes vanilla and sweet honey, mild herbs, a sweet note of ripe apricots and peaches. Yes, now he is coming. Pleasant mix of thyme, rosemary and bay leaves, but still very subtle and not pushy at all.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft and oily, with cherry jam, blackberries, juicy strawberries. Wood shavings, the spices from the nose, now as a topping of the fruits that are not yet there. Cold espresso, fresh bread dough, yeast, whole milk chocolate. Even if it is not stingy with flavors on the tongue from the start, unlike the nose, it is also rather casual on the palate and not triumphant. He unfolds his potential very relaxed. I like it. 89
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and slightly dry, with increasing fruit sweetness, flavored pipe tobacco, fading spices. 88

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  3. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely beautiful. Reminds me of 60/70s Laddie and at the same time, above all, a very successful bourbon maturation. I wonder if it would have lasted a few more years in the barrel. We'll never know...

    Full review in a flight of six Islay Cask Company bottlings: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/09/29/drams-in-der-tram-islay-cask-company-edition/

  4. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  5. mattheww scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. greg_0277 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a fairly versatile whisky quite interesting to analyze
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful nose that takes us to the seaside with the iodine, mineral and saline scents but also in the background a vegetal note reminiscent of heather at Highland Park.
      I also feel a bit of peat.
    • Taste
      88 88
      It is the peat that appears to me in the foreground this time. Rather light but I did not expect it. Then we find the iodine / vegetable combo but the vegetable notes are much more present than on the nose. This brings freshness, counterbalancing the "heaviness" of the peat.
      Alcohol is present but without attacking, it's tough!
    • Finish
      88 88
      More on the mineral / peaty side.

  8. g00se scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful bourbon barrel matured malt. Hearty and malty notes on the nose, which appear in the mouth. With water, it actually gets rougher, crisper and the herbal notes are more strongly represented. Without water, it is actually too smooth for me. Funny actually, that it is so rum.

    I like that very, very much. Nice finish, which may also be longer. Fortunately, the sample is a bit bigger. So after the first test I would give 89 points. Great part.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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