Bruichladdich ‘Islay Barley’ Single Malt Whisky 2012
Our Islay barley series has always been a mission. For many years now we’ve sought to showcase the phenomenon of ‘terroir’ in single malt whisky – the belief that soil, climate, micro-climate, geographic orientation, natural influences and local weather systems will influence the quality and flavour profile of the spirit, making it a unique expression of ‘place’. Bruichladdich Islay barley 2012 is distilled from barley grown on eight western and central Islay farms in 2011.
About The Brand
Bruichladdich distillery is located on the southwestern tip of the remote Hebridean island of Islay where we distill four unique spirits. home to Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte, and Octomore single malt whiskies and the Botanist islay dry gin. We label and trace, parcel by parcel, many different barley varieties, different farms, and even different fields, or terroirs, many of whose characteristics are retained directly in our maturing whisky stocks, depending on harvest, yield, weather, and crop rotation.
For us barley is a living, organic expression of the land, of the terroir in which it is grown. Our farmers are known to us by their first names. They tell us about the soil, the wind, the drainage, the aspect, the micro-climate of every field. The Bruichladdich whisky range is unpeated, floral, and complex. Triple-distilled from 100% Scottish barley using much of the original Victorian machinery, the methods employed by their craftsmen have continued unchanged. This is natural whisky, non-chill filtered, and coloring-free.
Port Charlotte single malts are peated to a heavyweight 40PPM. Trickle distilled through our tall, narrow-necked still, the resulting rich and aromatic spirit has all the power of peat with the elegance and finesse for which our stills are famous.