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Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
MoS 20014
Number of bottles
259
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
09 May 2020 12:00 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94,95

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Extremely fruity and unusually clean nose for Laddie. In the taste, in addition to light fruit, cereals, nice salty and a hint of peat. Great laddie!

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The thick, slow legs predict that this is a fat spirit, which is certainly good in most occasions.

    It turns out to be a great nosing whisky. This part is really impeccable and you are invited to smell for hours. It is what a good Laddie can offer: cereal, cream, and a broad range of fruits. Yet the smell also invites to sip...
    The palate is wood driven and gives away maybe a tad too much oak and spice, but that may be splitting hairs. Besides, it's a matter of taste, it's not bad in any way.
    The finish continues on that spice and wood, with the fruit returning. A fresh green note makes for the right balance.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is extremely pleasant, or pleasing if you will. There is a difference. Some may find pleasing (as in impeccable and vry gentle) not pleasant (enough), but I do. It's a nose that is quite familiar to Bruichladdich. It differsl slightly in the positive sense as it is very fruity.

      There are many layers which are equally represented. The base is the spirit with notes of cereal: bread, cookies, breakfast cereal, it's all there. The sweet edge is represented in honey and creamy vanilla. Then there is a lot of fruit, varying from fresh gooseberry, to red apple, to tangerines (on syrup). Less obvious (but present) is a floral note (orange blossom), sawdust, and a fresh hint of mint and maybe a cool sea breeze.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth, this whisky is moderately fat and moderately bodied (a bit less than expected). It's a tad woodier and less creamy than I had expected. Not that is isn't creamy, it is in fact.

      The palate focuses on the cereal and rather fresh fruit (lemon, gooseberry). But here, the influence of the oak comes to the fore. It brings the creamy vanilla, but also wood (planks) and ginger powder. The green side (menthol) gets bigger too.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is long, not always pleasing but still pleasant. The oak continues to speak loudly, but the fruit takes its piece of the pie back again. The ginger powder, a bit of curry, planks are dominant. Honey drizzled lemon cake, banana milkshake, and tangerine make for a sunny edge to the finish, where the menthol brings in that soothing element.

  3. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bites on the nose. Lots of salt and fruits on the palate. Bittersweet in the aftertaste. Not bad at all but not standing out.

  4. Peregrine scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

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

  5. Brennmeister scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

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