bruichladdich The Organic 2009

Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich The Organic 2009 Scottish Barley

The whisky we distil from the organic barley of Mid Coul reflects the complex natural flavours of the landscape.

Just as our stillmen refuse to abandon the traditional crafts of distillation in favour of automation or industrialisation, so farmer William Rose rejects the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Crop rotation is key. Our barley must take its turn in a seven year farm cycle that also produces organic cattle, sheep, oats, beans, grass, carrots, market gardening and a megawatt of green electricity. Respecting the land, the soil and the climate nourishes a genuine and thorough understanding of terroir and the results are pure Bruichladdich. Rich, complex and a fascinating expression of provenance, we can sense, feel and taste the results in the glass. Once again, land and dram united.

Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
GRAIN: 100% organically grown Scottish barley.
DISTILLATION: 2009 from 2008 harvest; a single vintage expression.
MATURATION: American oak casks from ex-Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies
AGED: 8 years
BOTTLED: At the distillery with Islay Spring water, non-chill filtered and colouring free
LIMITED: to 18,000 bottles
ACCREDITATION: Entire process from barley to bottle organically certified by the Biodynamic Association

Tasting Notes

Dawn on wet sand.

Candied orange and lemon, beautifully floral. A touch of marine spice and citrus.

Deliciously creamy with the barley notes very much to the fore.

A hot toddy.

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