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Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
88.56/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Laddie Crew Valinch 22 - Jessica May Fletcher
Vintage
18.06.2003
Bottled
07.2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Fresh Port Hogshead
Casknumber
544
Number of bottles
440
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
20 Jul 2016 7:51 pm by MacLeod66
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 280,39

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points

  1. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    F: dark red port N: a lot of alcohol, wine - not sweet, closed, takes time in the glass G: a lot of alcohol, little, produces a dull feeling in the mouth, closed, needs water A: very long, taste like above + H2O: becomes rounder and flavors unfold: sweet red fruits, spices, port in the taste. The finish goes from sweet to bitter, fresh citrus notes appear. + H2O: now well adjusted with complex flavors
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Loads of complexity and the lactic caramel funk was quite well hidden by everything else and I daresay even worked well with the port influence. One issue was I did feel a little queasy afterwards, like having enjoyed a little too much of a rich dessert. Perhaps a 40 ml dram was too much. With water it got less sweet and more dry, but the flavours stayed the same.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/11/01/bruichladdich-2003-laddie-crew-valinch-22/
    • Nose
      Wet leaves. Sawdust. Boiled sweets. Red fruits. Grapey notes, like a very fruity wine. Cacao. That characteristic lactic caramel note I always find in Bruichladdich showed up after some glass time, but it was tempered quite nicely by the all the port influence. Slightly herbal notes here as well, very subtle. Spearmint. Very subtle cinnamon and leather.
    • Taste
      Dunnage warehouses. Brown sugar. Raspberry jelly on lamb. Cinnamon. Blood orange. Wine corks. Salty leather shows up with water.
    • Finish
      Long. Cough syrup. Licorice. Kohlrabi. Bitter citrus peel. Empty wine casks. Fruit leather.

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