Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2009
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Bruichladdich's Bere Barley single malt is made with bere (pronounced "bear,"), barley variety mainly grown in Orkney, Scotland. Making alcohol from bere dates all the way back to the 18th century. Where most barley types used are two-row, bere barley is six-row. Although it grows fast, it produces a lower yield. This expression is made from bere grown in 2008 and harvested for distillation in 2009 at Bruichladdich. It is unpeated, and bottled at 50% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.