Our alliance with university researchers in Orkney has seen Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008 released as an exclusive bottling at selected Global Travel Retail outlets around the world.
This exciting limited release is the direct result of collaboration with the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Agronomy Institute, based at Orkney College in Kirkwall.
Bere was once a staple barley grown throughout Scotland. It was made into meal for baking and malt for producing both beer and whisky. Particularly suited to the challenging environment of the Highlands and Islands it was especially important to early distillers.
“As farming practices changed and higher yielding, easier-to-grow varieties became available, Bere fell out of favour and is nowadays only grown by a small number of farmers in the northern and western isles,” explained Peter Martin, director of the Agronomy Institute.