Bruichladdich Islay Barley (2007)

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The second whisky sampled as part of the Cheese and Whisky Matching Masterclass at Whisky Birmingham 2015 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club, matched with a 2 year aged goats cheese.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Fruit – Grapes? Pear? Salt and barley coming through strong.

Palate:

A real mix of flavours come through with this one. It’s creamy yet has a citrus tang to it at the same time. The salt from the nose still comes through in the flavour while oak and barley mix together to give an almost smokey touch.

Finish:

A short finish with the smokey touch from the oak and barley coming through strong.

 

Overall:

For my first NAS I have to say I was very impressed. A good mixture of flavours with a lot to be discovered. One I would have liked to have longer with as I could imagine it has a lot more to offer with a bit longer to taste it.

 

 

Notes:

Taken from Bruichladdich website:

BRUICHLADDICH ISLAY BARLEY 2007

ROCKSIDE FARM

 

THE WILD WEST ATLANTIC FACING COAST GAVE BIRTH TO THIS THIRD RELEASE IN OUR UBER-PROVENANCE ISLAY BARLEY SERIES.

Harvested in 2006 and distilled in 2007, the grain for this iconic whisky was grown for Bruichladdich in the Minister’s Field at Rockside Farm by Mark and Rohaise French.

A painfully slow distillation to gently coax the delicate oils and flavour compounds from the barley, coupled with casks carefully selected to preserve those flavours, has resulted in a whisky of exceptional complexity.

We believe terroir matters. Distinctive, authentic and unique, this is land and dram united.

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