Overall rating
Single Malt
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Stated Age
11 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2015 10:50 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109,90

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7 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003 whic

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yes, he has something. I mean that is a bit more interesting for me than the Ten. I really like the interaction between sweet and sour.
    • Nose
      Glazed fruits in butter. Apple pear. Sea breeze. Limes. Way grapes. Ritter Sport Weiss + Crisp. Vanilla. Apple Cake.
    • Taste
      I hear my light smoke? In addition the fruits are first sweet then sourish. Now a little bit of white wine. Finally, some seasoning of the oak, grapefruit and a little salt.
    • Finish
      Lemon with salt. Drying. The oak clothes the mouth.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An especially characterful Laddie - lively, expressive, and very
    enjoyable. Well balanced with a lovely variation of sweet, fruity and
    spicy flavours, perfectly wrapped in gentle peat smoke. The use of an
    obviously refill sherry cask leaves the fruity flavours of Bruichladdich
    to express themselves more freely. A savoury dram with a firm body, a
    significantly maritime influence and noticeable Islay character.

    I thank Arne Wesche from Whic.de for sample!

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate fruits - apricots, melons, and
      gooseberries, mixed with a lovely hint of strawberries in the back.
      Cereal notes emerge, accompanied by subtle pepper and a touch of
      raisins. Minerally, with spiced oak and a whiff of peat.
    • Taste
      Bold, rich and surprisingly spicy on the palate. Sweet and fruity
      flavours of mainly apricots and melons nicely intermingle with black
      pepper, cloves and oak spice. This is followed by salted caramel, milk
      chocolate and fine nutty flavours, all gently covered by subtle peat
      smoke and a whiff of sea air.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and warm with sweet flavours of apricot jam, lovely
      balanced with notes of salted caramel. Gentle peat smoke lingers with
      soft spiced oak on the tail.

      WITH WATER: On the nose, the yellow
      fruitiness is slightly tamed with a few drops of water while sweet notes
      of malted barley, lovely mixed with fine peat smoke are coming through.
      Water significantly decreases the spiciness on the palate, leading more
      creamy fruitiness to the fore. Tender notes of pepper and oak
      deliciously linger with a whiff of peat smoke towards the finish. The
      finish is medium long with alternating sweet and salty flavours wrapped
      in gentle peat smoke.

  4. Dramned! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow, I did not have such a fruity and sweet laddie yet! Speyside meets Islay - as if Balvenie's Master Distiller had sneaked into the Bruichladdich warehouse with a few barrels. Very surprising and exciting, but without disguising its origin. Who likes Laddies - and who does not like them? - I should try this one. He does not show off massive spice and strength, but astonishes with difference.

    Here is the full review. https://dramned.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/bruichladdich-11-jahre-sherry-hogshead-46-whic/
    • Nose
      In the nose, very intense notes of juicy Mirabelle cake with lemon icing (or turned over ...?) Old greasy leather, salty sea spray - Bruichladdich halt. The search for the typical dark sherry notes is almost unsuccessful except for a few pickled raisins, but many bright fruits such as pear, light plum and everything from the citrus, vanilla, delicate smoke and wood. Everything very round and strong. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      Massive start! In addition to the dominant spice spreads immediately a fascinating wide-ranging and powerful fruitiness that covers everything from sweet to sour and the entire tongue busy! This is not a nice little fruit basket, that's the whole fruit counter of Edeka! In addition clear oak notes, vanilla cream, salt caramel, pepper sharpness. When it dies down, a wave of hefty malty sweetness comes along and light smoke again.
    • Finish
      In the finish you have the beautiful sweetness, citrus, very nice mild smoke and tobacco notes. Not very long, but wonderfully harmonious that it urges you to refill the glass.

  5. Dramned! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 2003, 11yo, 46% alc. whic.de Bruichladdich 2003-2015, 11 years, 46% alc.
    Bottler: whic.de
    Extending: Sherry barrel no. 1333
    Region: Islay, Scotland

    Nose: Fruity and juicy on the one hand, mineral undertones on the other. Strawberries, unripe honeydew melon and gooseberries, some spicy apricot jam. Including gravel, seawater, pepper and a touch of damp cedar wood.

    Palate: Strong and spicy, surprisingly phenolic peat smoke note. Some of sea salt, some cinnamon and even oak flavors, then salty bittersweet chocolate and walnut.

    Finish: Long, slightly stronger again. With bitter caramel, chili and pepper, plus a hint of banana.

    Conclusion: Young and in some places a little unbalanced, but with a nice peat smoke flavor and a slight sharpness.

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, ca. 110,00 €)
    I thank whic.de for sample and photo!
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...-11yo,-46-whic/

  7. Dramlicious scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

     A Bruichladdich, distilled in 2003 and matured in a sherry hogshead. 

    My full review: 


  8. JohannesB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In this malt I will remember the great saltiness and the flavors of the sea in the taste the most. In this regard, he makes the sherryfassagagagert Bunnahabhains in my view clearly competition. Many pleasant aromas from the sherry barrel complement this character in a pleasant way.
    • Nose
      Sugared almonds, juicy raisins, dark-berries cooked in the dark and some green tea. Toffee is served for that. Overall, very sweet, the barrel is also found with an aromatic wood note. Behind it is still clearly recognizable the Brennereicharakter Bruichladdich: citrus fruits, fine butter biscuits and a touch of salty spray.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it quickly becomes very maritime after an initial sweetness of raisins, caramel sweets and cream. Clear associations with salt and sea air. Wow, in the nose, this component was only to guess. Personally, I did not have such a maritime Bruichladdich in my glass. In addition, there are notes of tobacco, fine wood smoke and a slightly bitter walnut nuttiness.
    • Finish
      The maritime flavors glide over from the taste to the finish. There, they ebb quickly and make room for raisin rolls, caramel sweets and tart chocolate. Very aromatic wood notes from the barrel give rise to an association with soft smoke. Overall, the finish is a bit short, but quite satisfactory.


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