bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 2nd Edition

Kynagarry Farm

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 2nd Edition Kynagarry Farm

The grain for our second release of Bere Barley was grown on Islay at Kynagarry Farm on Dunlossit Estate where it was sown in chemical free ground that had been unused for a century.

Bere is one of the world's oldest domestic cereals with Scottish antecedents that stretch back more than 6,000 years. Quite different to modern varieties, it produces hopelessly small yields and is difficult to grow and harvest. The dense, rich grist also plays havoc with our Victorian machinery, but the end result is a fascinating, uber-provenance single malt whisky.

Light, zesty and bursting with fruit, this unique dram continues to surprise us all with its extraordinary character and depth of flavours.

Tasting Notes

Refined with a feline grace, the spirit is smooth, streamlined with the warmth of an Indian summer.

Straw yellow.

The bouquet is totally disarming. Add a dash of water to tease the shy aromatics of water lily, buttercup, gorse and fern before floral notes mingle with the aromas of sweet malt and brown sugar. Then gooseberry, pear, apple and lemon are met by malted barley rising in harmony with the vanilla rich oak. A revelation of how pure and crisp a young single malt can be.

The texture is so very succulent. Lemon meringue laced with warm honey, then the tidal surge of slow-distilled spirit that floods the palate with wave after wave of delicious The texture is so very succulent – lemon meringue drizzled with warm honey, then the tidal surge of slow distilled spirit floods the palate with wave after wave of delicious soft fruits, as lush as one will ever discover in a single malt. A super sweet, butterkist flavour with just a hint of summer flowers and you realise you are in the company of something wonderful, something rare.soft fruits as one will ever discover in a single malt. You realise you are in the company of something wonderful, something rare. A super sweet butterkist flavour, with just a hint of wild summer flowers. The mid-palate introduces the oak character which gives us glazed hazelnuts.

It is very impressive for a spirit so young and a grain so old. There is an air of gentle grace and innocence that ascends from this spirit that I have never before experienced. A refined, delicate, beautiful whisky that will haunt you for a long time.

Flirty, mischievous, devil may care.

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