Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic Futures - Maris Otter Barley
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 sep 2011 4:00 pm

Average value

€ 197.58

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.40 points.

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, very interesting pedigree on this dram and I think a premonition to come with the other Organic series from Bruichladdich. I can see where they're going with this.

    After tasting it, save the water for the plants, it'll only wipe it out. The dram is potent and biting, but if you let it settle in the glass, it bears resemblance to Lowlands. There's no grass here, only barley and fudge, oak and heat... but it's going in a direction that I'm enjoying... it just down't last long enough and that alcohol bite sort of hampers its enjoyment.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Heat and vanilla custard... cooked vanilla pudding. Vainilla... that fake stuff you get at the airports in Mexico; but much reduced. Floral notes, bright lemon citrus and alcohol bite itches the nose, more effervescent barley mash in the bottom with a twist of woody spice... maybe green cardamom candies? Actually comes across as a lowland in my mind (almost).
    • Taste
      77 77
      There's a burst of white pepper heat and sweet confectioners sugar, malt and tea leaves with a sweet kick of hot porridge. The heat really hits you square in the back of the throat. Creamy vanilla and more sweet baking spice sort of twinkle around the fringes but are hard to get a grasp on... it doesn't last long enough to really get into it and water only drowns it.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Short and sweet. There's not much to write here, vanilla oak boards and sweet jasmine florals wander off pretty quickly into nothing. If you overanalyze the amount of wood here, it's not going to be pleasant, there's a lurking majority of the wood in the dram right at the very end of the finish and it makes it bitter, very Lowland... Littlemill almost.

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    The experiment in all honor - not a good laddie. He would have needed much more time in the barrel. Only a few (positive) aromas, but powerfully close to alcohol, both in the nose and in taste. I do not want to know how it would have tasted in cask strength. Very nice to have the time to drink, but I can not recommend it. Especially not at current collector prices of more than 100 € the bottle, which are completely absurd. But hey - where there is experimentation, there are always results that are not quite as good.
    • Nose
      Makes a very young and somewhat immature impression. Light touch of alcohol, behind it grinded barley, sweet malt and some citrus notes. At first it was mainly refill barrels that needed a bit more time to deliver their aromas and did not (yet) give off too many influences. Even after a few minutes in the glass, the malt is only moderately pleasing, the alcoholic touch does not seem to disappear completely. The citrus notes and a nice sweetness are still there after all.
    • Taste
      Phew - difficult box. Mild and gentle, yet quite close in taste to alcohol. Slight bitterness, slightly dry oak. The sweetish barley note from the nose here now completely submerged, with some goodwill flash a few more floral notes. The citrus notes are still there, but now much more subtle than in the nose.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, unspectacular. Leaves me because of the continuous alcoholic note the association of cheap liquor from my youth. And who wants that?


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