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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

£54.99

The 2012 vintage Islay barley from Bruichladdich distillery, an unpeated single malt Scotch whisky distilled from barley grown on eight local farms on Islay. Matured in a combination of first fill American whisky casks (75%) and wine casks from France (25%), this latest Islay barley release has been bottled at 50% vol.

Barley: Concerto, Oxbridge, Propino and Publican varieties.

Yeast: Mauri and Kerry.


Distillery

Bruichladdich

Age

8

Vintage

2012

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

50

Cask Type

First Fill American Whisky Casks | French Wine Casks

Bottle Size

70cl

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Barcode

5055807414562

Tasting Notes

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

Colour: Pale straw. 

Taste: The texture and mouthfeel for a young whisky is a testament to the slow careful distillation and the quality of the Islay-grown barley. Refined and complex on the palate, the sleekness carries the fruit, cereal, and oak notes in succession as the flavours develop and deepen on the palate. The distillery character – the fruit and floral style are immediate and distinctive. The creaminess and the notes of porridge and rice pudding are malty and rich with brown sugar and dry straw. The fruit notes of pear, melon, and orange wrap around toffee and fudge sweetness, combining beautifully. 

Nose: Delicate, light, floral notes and a creamy vanilla with rich, floral honey rise from the glass. Kiwi, melon, coconut, and ripe pear freshness combine beautifully into a fruity citrus style to provide that zesty, sweet signature of the Islay grain and the slow trickle distillation. Breathe a little deeper and the hint of spice from the combination of French and American oak gives a little highlight to the fruit. Be lead into the wonderful depth and sweetness, by the toffee and chocolate notes from the oak. With time more dimensions of this whisky are revealed, a dry grass and crushed cereal note. Then that distinctive fresh sea salt tang. 

Finish: The finish is a salty sea breeze with lingering hints of the charred oak, sweet salty caramel, and brown sugar. The melon and creamy texture settle on the palate and take you to another place. 

Character: The components at work in this dram come together to tell the story of where this whisky is from. It speaks of its place in the world with honesty and openness – Islay Barley, Islay distillation, and Islay maturation. Honesty and pride are at the heart of this dram.

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