Bruichladdich The Organic Scottish Barley (50%, OB, 2014)
- Bruichladdich Distillery
- Remy Cointreau
- 50% ABV
- £64.26 for 1L
- Score: 82/100
What they say:
bruichladdich The Organic
100% Scottish organic barley, slow trickle distillation and premium American oak have produced the creamiest whisky we have ever tasted.
In Victorian times, when Bruichladdich Distillery was built, all Scottish barley was organically grown. The relationship between distiller, farmer and soil was intimate and enduring. These ties were lost as industrialised farming cut through ancient synergies and an age of super efficient blandness was born.
In partnership with our organic farmers – Sir William Roberts of Mains of Tullibardine, William Rose at Mid Coull and Neil Scobie at Coulmore – we are rediscovering these synergies. We believe relationships matter. Once again, land and dram united.
An elegant, composed and stylishly vibrant spirit that showcases the absolute finesse, purity, definition and elegance of organically grown barley.
Late summer barley.
Opens on a light almond note with a twist of candied lemon. Followed by the magical aromatics of toasted barley, floral and fruit notes with a hint of lemon honey intermingling beautifully. Toffee sweetness comes from American oak cask and as the spirit opens little drifts of succulent papaya, melon and kiwi can be found.
The texture is sensational, the spirit gliding over the palate like warm syrup. The taste buds love the purity and the sensational clarity of flavours being presented. A real sweetness on the front palate, barley sugar, honey almonds, green jelly beans, pear drops all splashed with fresh lemons and balanced by the crispness of malted barley.
An intensity and definition of flavour that is unparalleled. Incredibly fresh giving an unforgettable palate experience that leaves the taste buds tingling and overwhelmed.
Mischievous. Coy, flirtatious, Lolita. A breast-surging, bodice ripper: breathlessly virtuous.
What I say:
Many thanks to Bruichladdich Distillery for review sample. Thanks also to Steve at Somerset Whisky Blog and Tom at Toms Whisky Reviews for sharing. Another Organic expression from Bruichladdich distillery – who believe Terroir matters – as far as whisky is concerned! See also our previous review of one of their Organic expressions Bruichladdich Organic ~ 46% (Official Bottling)
Antique gold (7/20), light droplet tears leave very fine legs
Cereal and honey, milled barley flour, very sweet, foam banana and coconut mushroom sweeties, floral hyacinth, vanilla cream, lemon cream, light caramel sauce and fruity melon
Sweet honey, lemon barley sugars, barley grist and flour, citric lemon juice, vanilla, crème brulee, coconut and lemon drizzle cake
Short, lemon barley sugar and honey
Quite a short and simple expression, I seemed to have enjoyed this one a little more than the last we reviewed, the flavours in this one seem much more combined and balanced and a liked the baked/cake-y flavours they evoked.