A highly anticipated release from the Progressive Hebridean Distillers – Bruichladdich!
The bottling begins with 100% organically grown Scottish barley from Mid Coul Farms, in the Dalcross region of the Highlands. Bruichladdich chose this farm as they felt that William Rose, the farmer, respected “the land, the soil and the climate” in a way that “nourishes a genuine and thorough understanding of terroir”.
The 2009 vintages uses grain gathered in the autumn of 2008, and is a single vintage expression. The spirit has been aged for eight years in a mixture of American oak casks from Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey distilleries.
The result is a cereal forward dram, that serves up notes of toffee’d malt, vanilla, candied fruits, orange peel, slight stem ginger, classic Bruichladdich flowers, some sea spray, cinnamon, corn bread, cream and white chocolate.
The whisky is bottled at 50% ABV and without chill filtration or colouration, ensuring a thick, fully flavoured dram.
Only 18,000 bottles are available worldwide. This is Bruichladdich at its purest and best.