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Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
89.32/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Micro-Provenance Series
Vintage
22.05.2003
Bottled
04.11.2015
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
229
Number of bottles
259
Strength
62.2 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2015 4:17 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.51

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40 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A huge sherry. Beastly and highly enjoyable.Good swimmer by the way. Another case when it's not really changing the taste (maybe a tad more sweet) but taming the beast.

    Tasting notes from october 2016.
    • Nose
      Dry sherry nose. Dried fruits, coffee, slightly sulphury, tobacco, leather, gingerbread, mentholated notes.
    • Taste
      Blam ! So punchy and heavy. Dark and red fruits all over the place and spices from the wood.
      Let's wait around 30 min. Aeration did the trick last time. And again... More fruits (fig, raisin), spices but more civilized, dark chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts. Dry.
    • Finish
      Long, similar, drying.

  2. Glenjasper scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    At first one senses the 62% clearly. Then there are aromas of cherry, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, chocolate and malt.

    The very long finish is the real highlight of the whisky. Dark fruits, nut chocolate, malt, then red fruits, bittersweet.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice and full but laks complaxity. Compared with Bruichladdich 2003 #543 I prefer the #229.
    • Nose
      Earthy, syrup, raisins and dark forest fruits - brambles and raspberries.
    • Taste
      Forest fruits, pepper, malty and apple. Less distillery character than #229 and more 'closed'.
    • Finish
      Earthy, syrup, some tobacco leafs and vanilla - custard.

  5. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

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

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

  7. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Imperative water to fully appreciate it.

    A nice nose dry sherry, slightly sulfur, with nuts and a hint of tobacco.

    In the mouth, after adding water, we have a rather greedy malt, with dried apricots, rubber, good caramel and always this dry sherry. A small menthol note closes the ball.

    The finish is long, quite bitter (walnuts) with a rubber tip.
    To regouter after aeration of the sample.

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