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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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.72 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. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So I actually like Bruichladdich. I have nothing else against these stable notes. For me, however, it is goat notes that are also very intrusive. I've never had that before and don't have to have that in the whisky.
    • Nose
      Many of the laddies always have these stable notes. Here it is more like goat cheese and sour goat milk for me. It's hard to do after such a surge. Then fudge. Notes of rum are now also showing. A little smoke. Maybe a little wood glaze and always citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      The goat cheese and the sour goat milk are more subtle in the mouth, but still present and therefore annoying. Also something like bad apricot yogurt. Rumors. In addition rose hip and sea buckthorn. Then the oak wort, which does not hold back and looks quite spicy.
    • Finish
      The sharpness decreases and salivation begins for a moment. The rum flashes again briefly. The goat notes only subliminally. Citrus peel.

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it is challenging
    the engine oil, the rubber and the vomit are absolutely nothing for me
    • Nose
      Kuhstall !!, damp hay, motor oil, leather !, some vanilla, red or rather light berries, lacquer,, slightly mineral, vomit, rotten banana, minimal smoke, the alcohol stings a little
      with water: more vomit ??, black rubber (not Ardbegstyle!), spicy
    • Taste
      full and powerful with lots of booms on the palate
      Graphite from pencil, oak, spicy, light plastic like from the flat file, red berries, black rubber
      with water: more oak, more rubber, orange or lemon notes
    • Finish
      Oak, tart, something artificial
      with water: even more bitter, bitter

  5. Ra_Di scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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