Bruichladdich Distillery The Biodynamic Project

Islay Single malt scotch whisky

The Biodynamic
Project


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SHIPPING
We currently ship our single malts to select countries worldwide and specific states within the USA. Visit our Shipping and Delivery Information page for full details.

EUROPE
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

USA
We ship to the following States for purchases made from the Laddie Shop online:

Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming

REST OF THE WORLD
Australia, Brazil, Canada (Alberta only), Cyprus, Hong Kong SAR (China), India, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Macao SAR (China), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates.

Can whisky help save our soils? In this world-first biodynamic Scotch whisky release, we have hope that it can. Biodynamic farming starts with organic principles, then repairs and enhances the soil to raise high quality produce. By buying and distilling barley from carbon-negative Yatesbury House Farm, we support the regenerative agricultural systems we’d like to see more of in the world.

Distilled in 2011, from the 2010 harvest of biodynamic barley grown by Richard Gantlett, this unpeated spirit was later filled in to first fill ex-American whiskey casks. Aged 10 years, and bottled at 50% abv within our distillery gates, this is a revolutionary whisky that demonstrates the power of connection; from farmer to glass.

The Biodynamic Project is the second small-batch experiment to be released from Bruichladdich Distillery. Taken from the inner workings of our Head Distiller’s sample room, these non-conformist spirits are revealed for curiosity’s sake. In line with our commitments to reduce secondary packaging, The Biodynamic Project is sold without a tin. Limited to 5,000 bottles, this is a Laddie Shop exclusive.

“The flavour of the biodynamic, from when it was first distilled through to maturation is superb. There is a wonderful elevation of the fruity character of Bruichladdich with the biodynamic malt.”

Adam Hannet Signature

Islay Single malt scotch whisky

The Biodynamic
Project


1st

BIODYNAMIC SCOTCH WHISKY

In the early days of Bruichladdich’s resurrection, we sought flavour where no one else thought to look. Paying attention to single malt’s all-important raw ingredient, barley, we approached Richard Gantlett and asked him to officially certify as biodynamic. Providing a direct market for his barley has made it a viable crop for him in his rotation and in return, we have the opportunity to distil a remarkable whisky – the first in the world to be adorned with the Biodynamic Federation’s Demeter logo. Its depth and balance is intriguingly different, even within our own back catalogue of barley forward spirits.

10 x

MORE CARBON SEQUESTERED THAN EMITTED

A biodynamic farming system is not just about superior flavour, it’s about creating a farming system that nurtures all organisms within it. Barley is rotated with other cereals and a diverse ley which includes 23 species of herbs, legumes and grasses. All rooting at different depths, these plants thrive in diversity, working in the opposite to a monoculture. The soil is fed with organic matter & micro-organisms to increase its structure and fertility, contributing to a symbiotic food system both above and below ground. A recent carbon audit on the farm saw that 10 x more carbon was sequestered (drawn down) than was emitted.

10

years old

This Westminster crop of barley was planted and harvested in the summer of 2010. Distilled at Bruichladdich in 2011, it would mature for 10 aged years in first fill ex-American oak casks. Bottled unchill-filtered and colouring free at 50% abv, using Islay spring water, this 10 year old whisky shows the longevity of our barley exploration releases. First pursuing flavour, and now supporting carbon sequestering farms, it is the whisky of our future.

Taste Note

NOSE:
Ripe peach, vanilla custard, candied orange. Turkish delight, dried apricot, brown sugar and barley straw. With time – crisp apples, poached pears and syrup.

TASTE:
There’s a succulent mouthfeel, with peaches, creamy vanilla, caramel chocolate and gentle oak. Water opens out the floral notes with honeysuckle, rose and geranium.

FINISH:
On the finish, citrus notes, marine air, toffee. Long lasting notes of malt sugar and porridge close this astonishing whisky.

COLOUR:
Pale Gold


Biodynamic Federation


“The flavour of the biodynamic, from when it was first distilled through to maturation is superb. There is a wonderful elevation of the fruity character of Bruichladdich with the biodynamic malt.”

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