BereBarley 2006 Ed1

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 Kynagarry Farm

Bere – gramineae, hordeum vulgare – is one of the world’s oldest cultivated cereals. It is possible that this is the barley that produced the original “usque-baugh”, the water of life. It is also possible that this grain, and the knowledge of how to distil it, was carried to the Hebrides by Norse invaders in the 9th century from its ancient origins in the “fertile crescent” of Mesopotamia.

1,200 years of distilling history in a bottle?