Bere Barley 2011

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 182
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Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: Bere Barley 2011
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 182
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Green tea, blossom honey and vanilla pod. Kiwi, jasmine and proving pizza dough. A touch of olive oil, saffron and butterscotch.
Palate: Medium bodied. More green tea and honey, with vanilla sponge cakes and butter icing. Sultana, poached pear, sage and white grape juice.
Finish: Medium-long, the vanilla cake and green tea lingers.
Comment: A very elegant, mature, well-integrated and delicate dram.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Wildflowers initially, followed by some lovely citrus notes – almost lime. Malted milk biscuits, covered in marmalade.
Palate: More of the citrus notes here, but then there’s a herbal edge with some sage into creamy vanilla fudge. Barley is very evident on the palate, followed by foam bananas and bread and butter pudding.
Finish: A little saltiness appears, with a lingering herbal edge.
Comment: Plenty of complexity here, the right combination of unexpected and traditional.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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