7.0 (1)
Brand
Bruichladdich
Expression
The Organic 2009
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
Year distilled
2009
Limited edition
18,000 bottles
ABV.
50.00%
Source
Bruichladdich
In collection

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Colour

Dawn on wet sand.

Nose

Candied orange and lemon, beautifully floral. A touch of marine spice and citrus.

Palate

Deliciously creamy with the barley notes very much to the fore.

Finish

A hot toddy.

Note

Just as our stillmen refuse to abandon the traditional crafts of distillation in favour of automation or industrialisation, so farmer William Rose rejects the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Crop rotation is key. Our barley must take its turn in a seven year farm cycle that also produces organic cattle, sheep, oats, beans, grass, carrots, market gardening and a megawatt of green electricity. Respecting the land, the soil and the climate nourishes a genuine and thorough understanding of terroir and the results are pure Bruichladdich. Rich, complex and a fascinating expression of provenance, we can sense, feel and taste the results in the glass. Once again, land and dram united.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

GRAIN: 100% organically grown Scottish barley.

DISTILLATION: 2009 from 2008 harvest; a single vintage expression.

MATURATION: American oak casks from ex-Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies

AGED: 8 years

BOTTLED: At the distillery with Islay Spring water, non-chill filtered and colouring free

STRENGTH: 50% ABV

LIMITED: to 18,000 bottles

ACCREDITATION: Entire process from barley to bottle organically certified by the Biodynamic Association

Source: Bruichladdich