SCOTLAND-ISLAY / 0.70 liter, 50%Read more...
THIS 2009 VINTAGE WAS DISTILLED FROM GRAIN GROWN IN 2008 BY GILBIE MCCORMICK OF CLAGGAN, HUNTER JACKSON AT CRUACH, IAN MCKERRELL OF ISLAND AND ALASTAIR TORRANCE FROM MULINDRY.
These farms are centrally located on the island, providing a very different terroir to the wild maritime location of our 2007 release from Rockside.
The Bruichladdich Islay Barley series celebrates the subtlety of terroir and our commitment to our Islay DNA.
The taste is directed. Malty sweet, cereal, honey, clean and citrus fresh. A stunning example of how trickle distillation using victorian equipment and 134 years of practice can produce a young spirit that needs not the weight of oak to shine. This sensational succulent young spirit offers candied almonds, hints of toffee apple, nougat wafers, banana, ginger biscuits and sherried sponge. It is a tale of two cities. On the nose the floral aromatics were an Islay welcome to a beautiful marriage of ancient ozark oak and young Islay Barley.