Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013 | 8-Year-Old

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 50%

Released in 2022, this 8-year-old Bruichladdich 2013 Islay Barley is the latest of a long line of Bruichladdich whiskies distilled entirely from barley grown locally on the magic isle.

The first Bruichladdich Islay Barley bottling was a five-year-old released in 2010 - this 2022 edition follows on from more recent Islay Barley bottlings, being an 8-year-old from the 2013 vintage, bottled without colouring or chill filtration at a bracing 50% strength.

Distillery Bruichladdich



Islay Barley 2013

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 50%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

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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