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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011

(70cl, 50%)

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011

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 Belter

Bruichladdich come up trumps again, they don't all have to be award winners but yet another eminently drinkable offering. Bags of flavour without anything being really dominant so it will (should) appeal to everyone who likes a dram.

Not the full five stars as it faces a lot of equally good whisky in the price range but would certainly not baulk at another bottle.

2nd October 2020

A Mature Youngster w/o Peat

I am astounded that there are only TWO reviews so far for this angelic dram! One of them is waaaay off from actual taste. 7th December even though they gave it 5 stars. Perfect words from the first “well-balanced” indeed. On the nose honey and green Apple immediately. First sip, peach and apricot with a little char barrel flavor. On the way down hearing angels sing buttery light with a touch of dark chocolate. And remember Please DO NOT add water or ice. Only a drop or two.

25th March 2020

Greetings from Tallinn Whisky Club

This is a well-balanced, powerful whisky with spectacular character for tough guys - and for the ladies, too!
As one of our members asked after blind tasting: How much better can the best whisky be?

8th November 2019

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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