Bruichladdich Bere Barley, Bruichladdich The Organic and Port Charlotte Islay Barley: New Vintages released

Focused on regionality and terroir

 

Bruichladdich has released three new vintage bottlings: Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010, Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 and Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012. The two Bruichladdichs are part of the so-called Provenance series. These are releases of the Islay distillery that are specially focused on the terroir, on local grain and where old barley varieties play an important role. The data for the two whiskies:

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010

  • Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 100% Islay Barley (Publican & Oxbridge)
  • Distilled 2010/8 years old
  • Limited worldwide to 18,000 bottles
  • Casks: American Oak (ex-Bourbon)
  • Distilled, matured and bottled on Islay
  • No chill filtration and no coloring

Bruichladdich The Organic 2010

  • Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 100% Scottish organic barley
  • Distilled 2010/8 years old
  • Limited worldwide to 18,000 bottles
  • Casks: American Oak (ex-Bourbon)
  • Distilled, matured and bottled on Islay
  • No chill filtration and no coloring

Smoky Islay whisky made from local barley

The story of Islay barley began in 2004: Raymond Stewart was the first farmer to grow barley for Bruichladdich. Meanwhile, there are 19 farms on Islay that produce barley for the distillery. The new Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 is the successor of the Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011, for which barley from three Islay farms was used. The basis for the new vintage grew on eight farms: Ian Torrance (Starch Mill), Hunter Jackson (Cruach), Ian McKerrell (Island Farm), Raymond Fletcher (Dunlossit Estate), Donald and Andrew Jones (Coull), Mark French ( Rockside), Alastair Torrance (Mulindry) and Raymond Stewart (Sunderland). Here are some information on the

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012

  • Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 40PPM / 100% Islay barley. (8 farms, 8 terroirs)
  • Distilled 2012
  • Casks: 75% First-Fill American Whisky Casks & 25% French 2nd-fill wine casks
  • Distilled, matured and bottled on Islay
  • No chill filtration and no coloring

 

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