Bruichladdich have released two Uber-Provenance, unpeated 500ml single cask bottlings for Laddieday during Feis Ile on Sunday 28th May 2017. Both are uber-provenance releases distilled from barley grown on named farms.
The first was distilled from organically grown barley harvested in 2006 from the ‘Mains of Tullibardine’ near Auchterader on mainland Scotland. The farmer concerned was Sir William Roberts, who sadly passed away in 2012. This rich, amber coloured dram was matured full term in a first-fill ex-Bourbon cask before being bottled at the distillery at 60.8% alc.vol. The cask number was 3246, originally filled on 25th November 2006.
The second was distilled from Bere, the ancient six-row landrace of barley that is the antecedent of modern two-row varieties. The grain was harvested from Dunlossit Estate, Islay, by farmer Jim Logan during 2007. The spirit matured full-term in a fresh ex-Bourbon cask number 0152 filled on 5th February 2008. The colour of the resulting nine-year old whisky is reminiscent of yellow ochre. It has been bottled at the distillery at 59.2% alc. vol.