Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011

70cl / 50% abv


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Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011 Description

We’re used to a bit of nostalgia here at Loch Fyne, but this expression goes further back than even we are used to! Bere barley is Britains oldest strain of cultivated cereal and would have been the grain used by Scotland’s earliest distillers. A tough nut to crack, Bruichladdich have taken it upon themselves to get this grain back in production, and boy, is it worth it! Distilled in 2011, this vintage has aged in first fill American oak ex-bourbon casks for 10 years. It is free from chill filtration and artificial colouring and arrives at 50% abv.

One of only three distillers to use Bere barley, the result is a light, refreshing array of flavours. It seems that back a few hundred years ago, they were really onto something!

Hamish Says

Nose: floral aromas, geraniums, orange blossoms, citrus tang.

Palate: apricot jam, lime, creamy vanilla.

Finish: sea salt, brown sugar, long and pleasing finish.