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.
Colour – Dawn on wet sand. Nose – Candied orange and lemon, beautifully floral. A touch of marine spice and citrus. Palate – Deliciously creamy with the barley notes very much to the fore. Finish – A hot toddy.
— SPIRIT: 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
— BOTTLING: At the distillery with Islay Spring water, non-chill filtered and colouring free
— STRENGTH: 50% ABV
— LIMITED: to 18,000 bottles
— ACCREDITATION: Entire process from barley to bottle organically certified by the Biodynamic Association.