In 2003 Bruichladdich Distillery distilled the first batch from organically grown barley. The whisky called Anns an t-ean Doigh (‘in the traditional way’ in the Gaelic) was launched in 2009 and scored very good reviews.
Here we have the latest release of Bruichladdich Organic, the whisky distilled from 100% organically grown Scottish barley farmed by William Rose ant his Mid Coul Farms located in the northern Scotland. The barley was harvested in 2008 and the whisky was distilled the following year and aged in American oak casks previously held bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. Bottled at 50% abv on November 16, 2017 with an outrun of 18,000 bottles.
Nose: very floral, lavender, violets, geranium, hay barn, honey, golden syrup, crème brûlée, candied orange and lemon peel and distant whiff of sea breeze.
Palate: malted barley, vanilla cream, honey, lemon curd, grapefruits, walnuts, baked apples, white pepper and hints of oak shavings.
Finish: medium long, with notes of lemons, bananas, vanilla, sweet cereals and hints of oak.