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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011

(70cl, 50%)

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011

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Bruichladdich Islay 2011 Bottling Note

The 2011 vintage Bruichladdich Islay Barley single malt was made using Publican and Oxbridge barley varieties grown by six farms around the Hebridean island. As ever, Bruchladdich has also given us an in-depth look at the casks used for this whisky - 75% was aged in first-fill American whiskey casks, 15% was aged in second and third-fill Sauternes and Austrian sweet wine casks, and 10% was aged in first-fill Rivesaltes wine casks. The whisky was then married together for six months before bottling.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Bright grapefruit and nectarine, balanced by a hint of sea spray.

Palate: Almond, walnut and barley, joined by tinned peaches, milk chocolate and orange peel.

Finish: Subtly coastal, with white grape and barley sugar in support.

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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011 Reviews

Another winner from Bruichladdich

I get a hint of peat or iodine surrounded by citrus peel and salted caramel chocolate on the nose. And yes maybe roasted almonds, cloves, chocolate and treacle toffee on the palate. I imagine this would go well alongside a carrot cake or a sticky toffee pudding.

7th December 2018

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