Bruichladdich Islay Barley

Islay Barley

Distilled from barley sourced from farms on the island of Islay, and matured in American oak casks. This was from the 2009 distillation.

Paid: $60 for tasting pack

Distilled/Owned by: Bruichladdich

Region: Islay

50% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Like white wine.

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Salted caramel, sea spray, lemon, zest, vanilla oak, with a touch of heather.

Taste: Very salty with honey, toffee, and coffee notes. Young oak and barley sugar and a hint of mint.

Finish: Medium length and warmth with vanilla, ginger, and pepper.

Thoughts: I was Surprised how different from the Scottish Barley this was, but was of very similar quality.

Score: 79 out of 100

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