In a quest to reconnect with our raw ingredient, our entire malt supply-chain had to be reinvented. Farmers became partners, not just suppliers and we began to understand that only by spreading value deeper into the food chain would eating and drinking become an ethical act.
“We want to support people who grow for flavour, those champions of heritage and natural crops. By partnering with them we can find new and long forgotten flavours, reconnecting our whisky with its vital raw ingredients.” – Adam Hannett, Head Distiller at Bruichladdich Distillery
Despite almost two decades worth of progress, we recognise that there is yet more to do. While provenance-led spirits lie maturing in our warehouses, we keep looking to the future in order to better our ecosystem. Our barley project will be ongoing and infinite.
For now, we introduce revolutionary old ideas to the whisky world with new vintages of our Barley Exploration series. In a unique interpretation of barley’s intellectual potential, we present the what, where and how of barley growing in Scotland.
Our Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011 is available from specialist whisky retailers, RRP £55.
Our Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010 is available from specialist whisky retailers, RRP £75.
Our Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 is available from specialist whisky retailers, RRP £75.
Read more about our Barley Exploration journey…
 Source: Department of Agriculture, USA & the Office of National Statistics, UK.