Bruichladdich 2003

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Fresh Rum Barrel
Number of bottles
61.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2017 1:30 pm by Robert Parker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64,90

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25 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like it very much, I got the typical Laddie stall notes and a lot of rum, very tasty.
    • Nose
      Beautiful raisins, the rum is right there, but also nice warm ashes from the Laddie, dates, heather and black walnut, cherry, dark toffee and clove, pepper and nutmeg, molasses and some hops and cocoa
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, walnut, dark honey, sweet sulfur, rum-raisins, black walnuts, liquorice, some mango dipped in chocolate, lychee and barley flavors
    • Finish
      Molasses, citrus fruits, hops, pleasant oak chips, sweet tobacco and apricot slices, medium-long

  2. edhunter15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This Bruichladdich offers exactly what I like about the distillery: A wonderful combination of a very interesting barrel influence and the unmistakable Laddie flavors. Thus, the rum can show its full potential through intense exotic fruit notes and a pleasant bitterness, while still leaving enough room for the typical barn flavors that I like at Bruichladdich, sweet mash and vanilla. Every malt whisky fan and Bruichladdich lover will get their money's worth with this malt.
    • Nose
      The rum is directly present and shows wonderfully sweet, full exotic fruit notes (limes, lemons, pineapples, Haribo golden bears), which together with a pleasant light bitterness remind of various rum cocktails (Mai Thai, Caipirinha). Involved in it are the typically musty Bruichladdich barley flavors, warm spicy mash, sweet vanilla and a very subtle earthy smoke. A little later, sweet pastry notes are reminiscent of lemon cake with icing, followed by sweet and tart Radler notes, some caramel, cocoa and vanilla citrus scent sticks.
    • Taste
      Again, my first associations are influenced by various rum cocktails, as the sweet and exotic fruits dominate again. Then the wonderful barn flavors paired with a bit bitter-dry oak and ginger.
    • Finish
      Still, the rum is clearly noticeable by sweet and sour citrus fruits and an aromatic tart hint of hops. In addition, the mouth is now filled with subtle earthy oak flavors, light ash and cigar notes and aromas of charred lemon slices.

  3. Ra_Di scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84


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