Bruichladdich Islay 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.
  • butterscotch
  • barley
  • custard
  • floral
  • lemon
  • apple
  • peach
  • oily
  • honeycomb

Bruichladdich

Islay Barley 2010 (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
Indiana Jones Favorite Whisky.

Bruichladdich distillery on the island of Islay has been creating some of the finest Scotch Whisky available since 1881. In recent years, this quality has resulted from its Wine-based strategy of focusing their releases on origin, terroir, traceability, and authenticity. They are owned by the French company Remy Cointreau so what do you expect I guess? With celebrity support from none other than Harrison Ford you know they must be doing something right. Their bold experimentation of late has led to series such as The Octomore, the world’s peatiest Whiskies.

This release, however, is something they’ve kept closer to home. The Islay Barley bottlings from the distillery always use barley grown on farms around the island. Every now and again they make a version of this homegrown malt that’s even more special and has just used barley from one specific farm and harvest. This is what we have here with the Rockside Farm 2010. Other than a few Angus beef cattle this farm focuses its production purely on the highest quality barley for the Bruichladdich distillery. With this release, you get the incredible opportunity of tasting an Islay grown malt that is unpeated and relies purely on the natural flavor of the barley. A real unique treat. This may be a bit younger than other Scotch you can get your hands on but the quality of harvest that has gone into this Whisky means it should not stay in the Cask for a moment longer. 
  • 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
Winter sun through a cloudy sky.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral, honeycomb and ripe apples.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oily butterscotch with peach and custard.

Finish
Zesty lemon and a hint of salt.
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  • butterscotch
  • barley
  • custard
  • floral
  • lemon
  • apple
  • peach
  • oily
  • honeycomb
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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!
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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!
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.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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