Bruichladdich 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Tasty Tastings Episode 65

About four weeks ago, German online whisky retailer released four new bottlings, three of which I will review today.

The second one is another Bruichladdich, distilled in 2003 and matured in a sherry hogshead. Only 36 bottles available for 110€ a pop.


Bruichladdich 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)

Bruichladdich 2003 (for Whic Whiskycircle)









Name:  Bruichladdich 2003
Bottled for: Whic Whiskycircle
Distilled: 26.11.2003
Bottled: 27.08.2015
Age: 11 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Bruichladdich
Cask Type: Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number: 1333 (part of)
Number of bottles: 36
Strength: 46.0%
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Hints of sweet malt balanced by the spicy flavor of smoked bacon. Is the smokehouse located near a beach? Seems so, because the smell of sun dried seaweed and sea salt is in the air. Then green apples, honey dew melons, white peaches and some oranges emerge, rounded off by a few green coffee beans.


Unexpected strong with a brief sweetness, followed by the spiciness of black pepper and ginger. A bit of smoke accompanied by candied citrus peels and a whiff of coffee.


Medium. Drying with a light sweetness. Lemons, salt and hints of bonfire smoke.


This is a rich Bruichladdich with a lot of power and intensity. I like it!

Score: 84 / 100

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