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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 70cl 50°

Distillery : Bruichladdich / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23924

Limited edition, this Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 unpeated Single Malt pays tribute to the island's terroir work with its production from 100% Islay barley, grown on 8 farms in the west and centre of the island in 2011.

Distilled in 2012, this expression comes from a single vintage with a maturation of 75% in first fill American whiskey casks and 25% in French wine casks.

Bottled at the distillery with Islay spring water, without cold filtration and without coloring.

68,00 € tax incl.

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Features
Volume0.7 L
ABV50 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBruichladdich
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Age8 years
MaturationAmerican & French Oak
PeatNon Peated
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered
PackagingCase
Reference:23924

Established in 1881, this Islay distillery faces Bowmore on the other side of the Loch Indaal.


In the past, it produced the less peated and lightest malts of the island, due to its four long-necked stills. As it almost disappeared in 1995, it was purchased by a group of investors who trusted Jim McEwan (former Bowmore employee) with the responsibility over distillation and blending. Since then, it has been a feast of fascinating novelties and releases…


A rare fact in Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery (“Bruk-ladie”) uses a brewing vat in open air. Its onion-shaped stills have a very flat bottom and a long neck. The very light peated Bruichladdich Single Malt is unfairly underestimated. It reveals indeed a maritime origin with an iodized nose and a salty mouth flavour. Longer maturation imparts a full body to the whisky and makes it a gourmet, elegant malt. Bruichladdich is also perfect when aged in sherry casks.


The distillery produces also two heavily peated whiskies: Port Charlotte and Octomore.

Colour: straw.

Nose: light with delicate floral notes with creamy vanilla and creamy honey. The freshness of fruits (kiwi, melon, coconut, pear) and the slow distillation bring the characteristic acidulous and sweet touch of Islay grain. Spices and oak enhance the fruit and combine with caramel and chocolate notes and a hint of iodine.

Palate: refined and complex, the notes of fruit, cereals and oak give way to the distinctive fruity and floral style of the distillery. Notes of porridge and sweet rice pudding arise and wonderfully envelop the sweetness of caramel and fudge.

Finish: lingering on beautiful salty navy notes, burnt oak and caramel. It stretches over melon and a nice creamy aspect.