Bruichladdich	Islay Barley 2010
$161.30

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.

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