Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2009
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
The 4th release in the Islay Barley exploration series, this was distilled in 2009 using grains grown in 2008. Gilbey McCormick from Claggan, Hunter Jackson from Cruach, and Alastair Torrance from Mulindry were the farmers who grew and harvested the barley (Publican & Oxbridge varieties) for this bottling. They harvested it from the region, in the middle of Islay. It is bottled at 50% ABV and is non-chill filtered and has no coloring added.
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.
Cask TypeAmerican oak
"Bright yellow gold in color with notes of a high-rye bourbon, as well as vanilla, and burnt sugar in the nose. The initial palate features honey sweetness, toffee, apples, currant, and hint of summer floral. It finishes similar to the bouquet, with notes of a high-rye bourbon and gentle smoke as the last flavors standing. "