Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013 Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Rémy Cointreau Group
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Bruichladdich
  • Age Statement: 8
  • Chill Filtered: No
  • Alcohol % ABV: 50
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price £: 52.75
  • Colour Description: Apricot
  • Colour Status: Natural
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: American Oak / European Oak
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Experienced
  • Value Score : 97 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: No Packaging
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Core Bottle, Batch Release
  • Product URL: https://uk.bruichladdich.com/products/bruichladdich-islay-barley-2013
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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013

Showcasing the permanence of our commitment to barley provenance, this Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013 is our eighth edition of unpeated, locally grown single malt. Fully traceable and high provenance with honeyed porridge and lemon meringue pie notes, it evokes a true sense of place.

For almost two decades now, we have shown the permanence of our commitment to barley provenance. Aided by the determination of our farming partners, this Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013 is our eighth edition of unpeated, locally grown single malt.

While each expression from the individual growing season is subtly nuanced, a signature maritime-citrus, barley forward style has developed in these complex single malts.

Our newest vintage of unpeated Bruichladdich Islay Barley features the harvest from the 2012 growing season, later distilled in 2013.

The crop was raised across seven island farms, by Hunter Jackson at Cruach, Andrew and Donald Jones at Coull, Mark French at Rockside, Ian McKerrell at Island, Alistair Torrance at Mulindry, Raymond Fletcher at Dunlossit and Raymond Stewart at Sunderland.

The resulting spirit was matured in a combination of ex-American and ex-European oak casks for eight aged years.

Character

Taking your time to explore this dram will not leave you disappointed, the wonderful, complexity and honesty of this whisky is a joy to behold, its purity and freshness, its delicate oak sweetness and expression of fruit and gentle floral tones make it a vintage to remember. In fact, it may well be unforgettable.

Colour

Apricot

Nose

The freshness and purity of the spirit is striking. A kaleidoscope of vibrant aromas pour from the glass. First, citrus and honey notes emerge before stoned fruit, dried apricot, and the perfume of ripe peaches. Sweet notes of marzipan, yellow flowers and vanilla pods are followed by zephyrs of spice, cereal, and marine breeze. Over time the oak notes elevate as the vanilla, Crème-Brulee, caramel and wood spices come to the fore. Then gentle hints of cinnamon and ginger cake and syrup add to the anticipation of tasting.

Palate

Oak cradles the soft fruit distillation beautifully. The delicate sweetness and luscious texture are like velvet on the palate. The balance of those sweet ripe stoned fruit flavours with the vanilla, caramel and brown sugar notes of the oak is perfect. This vintage of Islay barley is bottled at just the right moment to capture the essence of our island. Add a touch of water and watch as the natural oils react in the glass releasing wonderful floral notes of hawthorn and heather to add to the complexity and depth of this remarkable single malt.

Finish

The finish is a testament to the quality of distillation. The subtle marine tang paired with the sweet citrus and honeyed oaked notes tells the story of our whisky and where it comes from. Natural whisky with no chill filtration means you will experience a long and gentle a finish, and in this case - unforgettable.

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