Bruichladdich The Organic 2009 Mid Coul Farms, Dalcross
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
This release from Bruichladdich is made entirely from organic barley grown at Mid Coul Farm in the north of Scotland just east of Inverness. The barley was harvested in 2008 and the whisky was distilled the following year using Islay spring water. Aged for eight years in American oak casks which previously held bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys. The whisky is non-chillfiltered and has no color added. Bottled at 50% ABV, there are 18,000 bottles available.
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 ex-bourbon & ex-Tennessee whiskey
"This is a completely elegant style of whisky with beautiful aromas of toasted cereals, lemon pith, and burnt hay. On further nosing, sweeter tones of baked honey join in the fray. Visually the whisky is an attractive straw-gold showing noticeably lighter than most malts. The palate has nice weight and shows pure barely flavors with highlights of vanilla. A refreshing and vigorous finish of citrus and sea salt makes this a fine summer time dram. "