Bruichladdich Bere Barley 70cl 50°
Single Malt made from Bere Barley grown on Islay and distilled in 2010.
Bere Barley, also called Escourgeon, is the first grain planted in Britain. The grains are much smaller and more compact than those of classic barley, giving the whisky a malty character and a touch of spiciness.
This whisky has aged 8 years in old American oak barrels that have contained Bourbon.
Unpeated whisky, bottled in its natural colour and non-chill filtered.
Aromatic profile: malty, intense with notes of nuts and chocolate.
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.