Overall rating
87.22/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB157828
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

€ 101.75

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 MoS

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.22 points.

  1. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Gentle laddie. I lack that certain something for a higher rating.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pear, pineapple, peach, melon. honey, biscuits. Muesli. Vanilla. A slightly maritime note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy. A basket of bright fruits: pear, apple, peach, melon, papaya, citrus. vanilla and toffee. honey and white chocolate. Nutmeg and a slight pepperiness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Longing. Bourbon vanilla. White chocolate and oak bitters.

  3. STL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2021-03-08: no water required!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Apple, very light smoke, pear, melon, wet hay, peach, fruity, light and sweet
    • Taste
      86 86
      tropical fruits, apple, honey, oak spice, pleasantly long-lasting, slightly smoky, canned peach
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cocoa

  6. bakerman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, lemon, very light smoke, pear, grapes, melon, some earth, grasses, spicy honey, grasses, flower meadow, some peach
    • Taste
      Apple, honey, pear, lemon, lime, grapes, melon, caramel, wood, minimal smoke, a little pepper

  8. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant laddie. However, the unique selling point to be a 90+ bottling is missing.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The typical cheese note is almost completely missing. But very fruity. Already felt some wood in the background. Vanilla and toffee also comes through.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very pleasant mouthfeel. Salty notes can be felt. Full fruit bomb. Light fruit. The wort is pleasantly retained, but is there. The fruits dominate with fruits and tropical fruits. With a little time you can even feel the slight cheese note.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm and intense. Pepper and other spices alternate with still intense fruit notes.

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      oily, cheese, meaty, tropical and orchard fruit, fat bread, sea air
    • Taste
      87 87
      fat, bit creamy, yellow fruit, mini smoke, lemon, white pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      warm, white pepper, leaves, oak, banana, menthol in the end

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    This laddie is very closed and needs a lot of time and air, especially for the nose.
    A friend aptly described this whisky as filigree. With a little patience there is a lot to discover.
    On the palate, the whisky accelerates and becomes increasingly palatable.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. Slight matchstick / sulfur note, sour cucumber, furniture polish, slight tingling, sawdust, wet straw, grain, nutty. Constantly new, difficult to capture aromas. Very interesting
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, strong, pleasant tannins, blossom honey, oranges. Becoming creamy, covers the entire oral cavity.
      Malt, vanilla, peppermint, pepper, slightly spicy, nutty, raisins, flowery ... petals
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, petals / teen notes, pleasant tannins and a slight orange note

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great nose but just a tad too dry and dusty on the palate and finish. I liked the 2017 bottling (MoS17015) a lot better.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initially there's quite a sharp punch of alcohol. With a little water this tunes down, revealing a decent amount of tropical and orchard fruitiness. Ripe apples and pears, gooseberry, some pineapple and sweet lemons. Also vanilla, a grainy cookie note, a little honey and a bit of varnish.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quite a dry mouthfeel. Vanilla, honey, lemony, bitter citrus and faint dried apricots. The development is clearly wood driven with nutmeg, ginger and white pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long: vanilla and some bitter fruit juice. Lingering charred and dusty oak wood notes.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. Peregrine scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

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

  17. Bernd_Eiser scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  18. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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