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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 50% / 70cl


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    Experience the unparalleled taste of the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 Scotch Whisky, a true masterpiece crafted from Scottish grown barley. Each batch of this exceptional scotch is a testament to the artistry and dedication of our distillers, ensuring a truly unique and authentic flavor profile that will captivate your senses.

    Prepare to be whisked away on a sensory journey as you indulge in the perfect mix of fruity and floral flavors, delicately balanced with coastal notes. The bouquet is nothing short of brilliant, opening with the tantalizing aroma of barley sugar and a hint of mint, leading into a symphony of freshly cut wild flowers. Buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose, and cherry blossom dance on your palate, creating a harmonious blend that is as refreshing as an Atlantic breeze.

    The refinement and cleanliness of this spirit are truly remarkable. With every sip, you'll be transported to the rugged shores of Islay, as little zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks remind you of its exclusive maturation by the sea. As the seconds tick by, the addition of a little water reveals the delightful presence of caramelized fruits, with notes of lemon drops, honey, tangerine, and tablet.

    The palate entry is a revelation, as the sweet oak and barley arrive together, sending your taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation delicately drift in on an Atlantic breeze, popping on your tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar, and sweet malt brings closure to this extraordinary tasting experience, taking you back in time to a realization that not all single malts are created equal.

    The finish is simply unforgettable. As you savor the last drop, the lingering taste of this exceptional scotch whisky will leave you yearning for more. The Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 Scotch Whisky is a benchmark for single malts, with its perfect balance of fruity and floral flavors, coastal notes, and exceptional cleanliness and refinement. Elevate your whisky collection with this remarkable expression and indulge in a sensory adventure like no other.

    Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:
    Nose: The bouquet is brilliant. Opening with barley sugar and a hint of mint before
    leading into the most wonderful notes of freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy,
    meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. The cleanliness of the spirit is
    remarkable. As the seconds tick by, more aromas rise from the glass, little zephyrs of
    spindrift and sea pinks reminding you that this spirit is matured exclusively by the sea.
    After some four or five minutes and with the addition of a little water, caramelised fruits
    drift onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.
    Palate: The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barley
    arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift in
    on an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of
    ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, a
    realisation that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, you
    must use barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all others
    you meet on your journey through the stills of Scotland.
    Finish: Unforgettable! Its best enjoyed in good company, you just don’t want the
    evening to end. It brings warmth to the heart and soul. The clock slows down and the
    cares of tomorrow disappear into the dawn.


    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Islay
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Bruichladdich
    • Cask Type: Second Fill French White Wine Cask
    • Age: 10 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 50%

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    Bruichladdich Distillery: Progressive Hebridean Spirit

    Bruichladdich Distillery, located on the captivating Isle of Islay in Scotland, is celebrated for its production of progressive and innovative single malt Scotch whisky. Originally established in 1881, the distillery has undergone several revivals, with the current incarnation brought to life in 2001 by a group of passionate whisky enthusiasts. Bruichladdich whiskies are known for their unpeated, lightly peated, and heavily peated expressions, each offering a distinct and captivating flavor profile. The distillery takes pride in its commitment to transparency, using only Scottish-grown barley and openly sharing production details, including cask types and maturation durations. With a focus on experimentation and creativity, Bruichladdich is at the forefront of distilling, showcasing the spirit of the Hebrides in every drop of its exceptional whiskies.

    The Unique Innovation of Bruichladdich Distillery

    What sets Bruichladdich Distillery apart and makes it truly unique is its unwavering dedication to innovation and exploration. The distillery's progressive mindset is evident in its commitment to challenging traditional whisky norms, leading to the creation of a diverse range of expressions with varying levels of peat influence and cask finishes. Bruichladdich embraces vintage releases, highlighting the individual character of specific years and showcasing the dynamic nature of whisky. The distillery's use of various cask types, including bourbon, sherry, wine, and more, allows for an ever-evolving flavor journey. Bruichladdich also takes a sustainable approach to whisky-making, prioritizing local barley and utilizing renewable energy sources during production. The distillery's dedication to innovation, transparency, and sustainability has earned it a loyal following among whisky enthusiasts, who appreciate the bold and progressive spirit of Bruichladdich Distillery and the exciting and diverse range of whiskies it continues to produce.

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