Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010Bruichladdich
From Bruichladdich comes an unpeated single malt Scotch whisky distilled from barely by eight family farms local to Islay. Aged in a combination of bourbon and French-wine casks, the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010 uses 100% Scottish barely and is un-chill filtered and of natural colour. The final product, bottled at 50% ABV at the distillery with Islay spring water, marks a really interesting release at a very reasonable price.
Nose: The promised sea breeze is unmistakable, white pepper spice tingles and smooth vanilla and toffee present cautiously.
Palate: Full and rich buttery goodness facilitates a sharp, malty brown sugar and creamy vanilla custard. A slight oiliness soothes emerging spice.
Finish: Crisp, summery berries meld with ripe apple and settle with fresh citrus notes that calm the rich palate.