Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2021 Masterclass 4

Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2021 Masterclass 4

What they say

Not only is this our first crop of biodynamic barley, we believe it is the first time biodynamic Scotch has ever been tasted outside warehouses. The exception to our 100% Scottish barley rule, this biodynamic is grown on Yatesbury Farm near Wiltshire by the Gantlett family. Original co-founder Mark Reynier originally contacted owner Richard Gantlett and convinced him to obtain biodynamic certification in order to sell us biodynamic barley which proved an easy task as he was already practicing biodynamic principles. With no known biodynamic growers known in Scotland, we’re keen to encourage the network of both farmers and distillers to grow, distil and sell more sustainable spirits in the future.

What I say

Celebrating Bruichladdich day on 31st may during Feis Ile 2021 with a Masterclass from Head Distiller Adam Hannett. Sample #4 represents the first distillation of Biodynamic barley at Bruichladdich.

  • ABV 60.9%
  • Age 9 Years Old
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Single Cask
  • Cask Bourbon
  • Category Single Malt Whisky
  • Cost n/a
  • Origin Bruichladdich Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Islay
  • Released Feis Ile 2021
  • Vintage 2011

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance White Burgundy (5/20), medium-large tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose Fresh, vanilla, floral, apple blossom, pear, melon, creamy vanilla yoghurt, peach & apricot, white grapes, fruit salad, elderflower.
  • Taste Full-bodied, touch spirity? polished, lemon & orange zesty citrus, green apple, melon, kiwi, mineralic sea spray, sherbet lemons, lemon meringue and key lime pies.
  • Finish Medium-long, woodier, green oak and kiwi.
  • Overall Another interesting spin on the Bruichladdich core flavour, perhaps not so cereal-forward here and evolves into some much greener fruit flavours too.

Score 87/100

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