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Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
88.12/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Micro-Provenance Series
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Port Hogshead
Casknumber
543
Number of bottles
250
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2015 4:04 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103,71

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.12 points

  1. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The color immediately shows of the influence of the Port cask. Very good drinkable at this strength. Great stuff!

    Compared with Bruichladdich 2003 #229
    • Nose
      Very fruity, of course the port fruits but also nice tropical fruits. Also some spices and Glühwhein. Syrup and strawberries.
    • Taste
      Strawberries, honey, tea - rooibos and chocolate - butter scotch. In the taste I find something of the distillery character. It even looks like a Port Charlotte.
    • Finish
      Some raisins, rose hip and fruity.

  3. Classic scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In the nose it starts immediately with full force. Very spicy and aromas of dark red fruits are prominent. That too is a CS bottling, no doubt. If you wait a bit you can also crawl out some cinnamon and leather. Everything is very dense and compact.

    The first sip comes with strong fruits. Prunes, blackcurrants, sour cherries. Add to that beautiful tannins, some cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate.
    With a little water, it is a little sweeter and the vanilla comes out stronger.

    The long finish brings pleasant spice paired with Mon Cherie.

  4. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich.com:

    DISTILLED IN 2003 AND BOTTLED IN 2015, THIS SINGLE MALT WHISKY HAS SPENT ITS ENTIRE MATURATION PERIOD IN A PORT HOGSHEAD BARREL BY THE SHORES OF LOCH INDAAL.

    NORTHERN PORTUGAL'S DOURO RIVER VALLEY IS NOT ONLY PORT'S DENOMINAÇÃO DE ORIGEM CONTROLADA (DOC), IT HAS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS DUE TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF WINE PRODUCTION STRETCHING BACK TWO THOUSAND YEARS.

    Tastingnotes:

    CHARACTER: There are layers of depth to this and yet the character and the cask type are obvious quite quickly. Lovely syrupy texture in the glass.

    COLOUR: Ruby red.

    NOSE: Just like Christmas! Very fruity and rich. This port matured spirit is oozing with notes of sweet berry fruits like cherry blackberry plum and blackcurrant. There are big oak notes in the background leather, vanilla and toasted oak.

    PALATE: Quite peppery on the lips and very rich and fruity. There is a really good balance of flavour from the wood and the fruit it offers, all the toasted oak, vanilla and coconut are side by side with blackberry jam, black cherry, poached plums and pears.

    FINISH: Long and complex, the port flavours linger and leave you with a lovely memory of a rare type of cask in our cellars.

    MOOD: Full bodied and full of flavour.

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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