Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm 2007
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
The barley for this small batch limited-edition expression from Bruichladdich was first harvested in 2006, then distilled in 2007 after being grown at Rockside Farm in Islay. Released to market at the tail end of 2013, this was the third batch of "Islay Barley" from Bruichladdich.
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.
"With a gentle and bright nose, this whisky smells simply delicious with mouthwatering green apple, lemon zest, and grassy aromas. The flavor isn't smoky but charred, like charred lemons on a beautiful fish dish. Joining the initial zing are honey, earthy malt, and vanilla that just gets stronger. The 50% ABV burn is perfection on the finish."