Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Malt Whisky


Scottish Barley Malt Whisky

(0.7l, 50%)

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The classic Bruichladdich.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland, the World even. It 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.

Today, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it did over 100 years ago. Their belief is, as the French culinary saying goes, "it is in the oldest pots that the best soup is made". Slow fermentation, slow distillation, in very traditional, wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir.

Because we were looking for the fifth element on our grain journey we could not go pass barley and Bruichladdich’s take on it. Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Malt Whisky is triple-distilled, made entirely from un-peated barley and aged in American oak casks on the shores of Lochindaal.

This is the definitive Bruichladdich. It's made entirely from un-peated Scottish barley (otherwise Scotch can be produced with barley from anywhere in the World) and is a combination of multiple vintages that give the Classic Ladie, as it is also known, youth, exuberance and a touch of class and luxury.

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    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

green fruit
nutty vanilla
What does Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Malt Whisky taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Malt Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Light gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Barley sugar, fresh apple, a hint of mint. Then caramelised fruits and honey drift onto the scene.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet oak, barley, Atlantic saltiness, ripe green fruit, vanilla and sweet malt.

Fruit remains, vanilla, honey and some peat sweetness all hang around until drying oaky finale.

Flavour Spiral
Barley, Oak, Intense, Floral, Rich, Fresh, Heavy, Delicate, Peaty, Phenols, Mellow, Citrus, Apple, Toffee.
Ratings & Reviews
This is a fine whisky, but it was not for me. Even being no peat, I could still detect the salty air. This is great for many tastes, but I prefer a little less of the salty/smokey air.
I did not like the hard finish and aftertaste.
Sweet and smooth good whisky overall
Stunning whisky.
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