Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • peach
  • apricot
  • grain
  • apple
  • woody
  • citrus zest
  • vanilla
  • fudge

Bruichladdich

Bere Barley 2010 (0.75l, 50%)
Price $165.99

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Character Goatson
A Single Malt made from a rare and ancient variety of barley that brings the Spirit to life with a fruit-forward style.

The Bruichladdich Distillery is very impressive. In 1881 the Harvey brothers — who came from a Whisky family dynasty — built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house with unheard-of six-meter tall stills. After being closed for a short period between 1994-2001, the distillery was brought back to life using pretty much the same 100 year old equipment by two London Wine merchants, who believed that terroir matters. They proudly practice slow fermentation and slow distillation using traditional wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir. The distillery produces non-peated Bruichladdich Single Malt, Port Charlotte which is peated in the classic Islay style, the heavily peated Octomore, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.

Back in the day, each distillery made deals with local farmers and malted their grain in-house. But in today’s world of Scottish Whiskies, the growing and malting of barley is most often farmed-out to specialized firms. There’s nothing wrong with that — these companies do a really good job. But the individual character of the grain has become more homogenized.

Bruichladdich set about to experiment with more rare varieties and growing regions with the Barley Exploration Series. Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010 is the third installment. Bere barley is an ancient version of the grain. It is a six-row variety which we’ve neer seen before. The grain was harvested in 2009 and distilled in 2010. It was aged a minimum of eight years in ex-Bourbon casks and is bottled at an impressive 50% ABV for a truly singular dramming experience.

Smartass Corner: 
The word "Bruichladdich" is darned hard to say correctly. The trouble is that the "-ich" in Scot’s Gaelic is sometimes pronounced as a hard "k" and sometimes it’s silent. And in "Bruichladdich" there’s one of each. Say it this way: "brook - laddie" and you’ll be close.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Harvest Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is powerful and pungent with interesting fruit notes — strawberry, pear, red plum, and apricot — with floral, citrus zest, and vanilla fudge underneath.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is more of the fruit bomb with peach, apricot, and apple over caramelized grains, caramel truffles, and charred wood.

Finish
The finish is long, bright, and warm with apricot lingering on the tongue.
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  • caramel
  • peach
  • apricot
  • grain
  • apple
  • woody
  • citrus zest
  • vanilla
  • fudge
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.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
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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.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
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