Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2017
  • Maturation American oak casks from Ex-Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • lemon zest
  • grain
  • sweet
  • apple
  • caramel
  • floral
  • zesty

Bruichladdich

Bere Barley 2008 (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
You shouldn’t abstain from ancient grain.

Bruichladdich is a fascinating establishment... To say the least. The distillery, known for making unpeated Whisky in a peat stronghold of Islay, has developed Whisky making to an art. For all one knows, perhaps we’re not really sure what art is, but we sure as hell know what we like and we just love Bruichladdich. They’re not afraid to experiment, but they remember where they came from.

That’s easy-peasy as both are not mutually exclusive in this case. You see, they’ve been set on their trailblazing ways from the get-go. The distillery was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a dynastic Whisky family. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time, and way ahead of its time. Spoiler alert: they still are.

Each and every expression that comes out of Bruichladdich is something special. Case in point - Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008. Bere? What is that you may ask. Well, bere is a type of super special ancient barley – supposedly it’s more than 4500 years old. Whoa. It also produces desperately low yields – 50% less than a modern crop. But what it lacks in harvest, it gains in individuality. And flavor! The taste is sweet and refined. One of the most unique Whiskies out there, no question about it. Bruichladdich proves once more they’re not afraid to go against the grain. By using the ancient grain, no less.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2017
  • Maturation American oak casks from Ex-Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Straw yellow.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Apple, lemon zest, honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, cinnamon, toffee.

Finish
Sweet, soft and floral.
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  • honey
  • vanilla
  • lemon zest
  • grain
  • sweet
  • apple
  • caramel
  • floral
  • zesty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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