Bruichladdich - Islay Barley - 2011 6 year old

70cl / 700ml / 50%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Bruichladdich
Series / Description
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Year Bottled
2018
Age
6 year old
Alcohol ABV
50%
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Packaging
Tin Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Dumpy
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP11304
£49.75

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Product Description

Bruichladdcih's Islay Barley range has always been produced in the belief that soil, climate, micro-climate, geographic orientation, natural influences and local weather systems will influence the quality and flavour profile of the spirit, making it a unique expression of ‘place’. Bruichladdich Islay barley 2011 is distilled from barley grown on six western and central Islay farms in 2010. This has been matured in 75% ex-bourbon American oak casks and 25% ex-wine European oak casks.

Official Tasting Notes

Nose – From the outset this is overtly floral and fruity. Slow distillation yet again brings out the best from the Islay grown Barley, the abundance of soft fruit notes and delicate floral style of this dram is shared with our past Islay grown releases. Typical Bruichladdich style fruit notes of crisp apple and ripe pear along with peach and dried apricot are further enhanced with lemon drops, grapefruit and orange zest. There is a vast array of flavour rising from this whisky as it opens further. The oak and cereal components come through after the fruit, pipe tobacco and vanilla notes mingle with barley sugar and caramel wafers, as ever a distinct marine tang hangs in the air.

Finish – The finish is about the fruit, dried apricot from the oak and lemon, kiwi and caramel wafer. A warm sand, marine note lingers as the Islay maturation tells its part of the story.