Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Matured
Stated Age
07 years old
Port Cask Matured
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2013 5:04 pm

Average value

€ 69,56

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.90 points

  1. mattlikescrunk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    After this dram I realized: Port & Laddie -> that's it! Since everything fits so well together, that can only beat a D'Yquem finish :-) For this age and the price just unbeatable good.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. JohannesB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very harmonious and round, the typical Brennereicharakter Bruichladdich remains in addition to the fruity port wine very well preserved. A bit too bitter in the finish and not really complex at the age of seven.
    • Nose
      Blackberries, dark grapes, dried apricots and red apples. All generously covered with milk chocolate. In addition a good pinch of salt and sea, followed by some Christmas spices. The alcohol is, despite only 46% ABV, relatively clearly noticeable.
    • Taste
      Lots of chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon stars and clear oak cargo with some bitter notes. The Brennereicharakter with shortbread and some herbals herbal notes is still clearly present and well integrated.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately you notice something in the finish something the youth, it is slightly bitter at the beginning. When it has subsided it becomes sweet and creamy with caramel sweets, cranberries and prunes.

  3. bennythemonster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 2003 "Port Cask", 7 years, original bottling, 46% alc.
    Aging: Whole maturation in port wine barrel
    Region: Islay, Scotland

    Nose: He does not know where he wants to go. Besides the (immediately fruity) onset spice aromas and ... mineral notes. Blackberries, port, sea salt, sandy beach, cinnamon and cloves. Again and again one of the lines tries to get through, they alternate, but they stay harmoniously next to each other.

    Palate: Similar to the nose, but less complex. Very round. Red fruits, slight bittern notes from the oak, some cinnamon and a hint of cocoa. Dry than the nose would suggest.

    Finish: Medium to long, much sweeter than on the palate. Creamy, stimulates salivation. In the finish, the profile of the nose and palate is reflected very well again, towards the end, the oak remains spicy / peppery with cinnamon in memory.

    Conclusion: Harmonious and round, in my opinion a successful Laddie.

    84/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 70,00 €) published on: www.facebook.de/notesofmalt

  4. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For 7 years a great cracker. Grade 2+
    • Nose
      Some alcohol and dark fruits. Chocolate a hint of nut.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet. Something port. Saline, stronger onset, the mouth is well occupied.
    • Finish
      Nice long and sweet.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    not bad but not too special
    a pretty much any whisky
    a bit too chocolatey and dry
    1. nose, 2. mouth, 3. memory
    • Nose
      sweet malt sweets, peat, caramel sweets, sweet danishes, even herbal sweets ..
    • Taste
      sweet malt sweets, herbs, chocolate powder, yellow fruits,
    • Finish
      medium, a bit bitter

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Starting with a very promising nose, but kinda disappointing taste and finish. Too alcoholic and too young for me.
    • Nose
      Pungent alcohol at first, followed by quite some port aromas. Also nice coastal impressions like salt and herbs. Quite spicy european oak. Appears very mature after all. Promising nose.
    • Taste
      Typical Bruichladdich taste. A litte bit of everything, but nothing outstanding. Some sweetness, some (bitter) oak. Surprsingly little fruit. Not that complex. Kinda boring to be honest.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, pretty bitter. Can´t hide its youth now.


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