Bruichladdich The Organic 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.
  • apple
  • pear
  • spicy
  • pie
  • woody
  • malty
  • milk chocolate
  • bread
  • toasted oak

Bruichladdich

The Organic 2010 (0.7l, 50%)

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Classic Bruichladdich Single Malt made with certified organic grains and processes and yielding a powerful statement in Spirit sustainability.

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.

Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 is the most recent vintage of one of the few certified organic Single Malts. And since this thing had to pass muster for certification, we know a heck of a lot about it. For example, all the grain in this dram was grown on a single farm that is also certified organic — Mid Coul Farm near Inverness — that rotates field use in a seven-year rotation of crops and cattle pasture. The barley was harvested in 2009 and the Spirit was distilled in 2010. It aged a minimum of eight years in ex-Bourbon casks and was bottled at 50% ABV.

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 intense, but left to breathe for a minute or two it reveals apple and pear notes over peach cobbler and baking spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat the Spirit is bold and bracing with granola clusters, charred wood, stewed autumn fruits, sweet malt, milk chocolate, and warm bread.

Finish
The finish is long with plenty of charred oak trailing off over complex fruits.
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  • apple
  • pear
  • spicy
  • pie
  • woody
  • malty
  • milk chocolate
  • bread
  • toasted oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Bruichladdich is the largest single employer on the island with 60 full-time staff, and various temp and contract personnel.
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