Light, bright and full of joy! A fresh, vibrant spirit brimming with the unique flavours of the Hebrides.To the eye it is Tea rose/ Wild raspberry.to the nose there is an exhilarating fresh and vibrant bouquet, opening with soft red grapes, redcurrant jelly, pomegranate and red apple all encased in an envelope of syrup, sweet malted barley and brown sugar vanilla. It jumps out of the glass anxious to please. The wine flavours wait patiently while the malt and oak display their charms. Then they emerge – red cherry, strawberry and spiciness. Really creamy yet retaining a coastal crispness.A malt on a mission! Snappy and sweet, zipping along on the crest of a wave migrating from Islay to France but always returning to the homeland.Gregarious. eager, enthusiastic, tireless. Designed as an aperitif malt, or as here on Islay, to be enjoyed instead of tea. Takes water well.
It jumps out of the glass anxious to please. The wine flavours wait patiently while the malt and oak display their charms. Then they emerge – red cherry, strawberry and spiciness. Really creamy yet retaining a coastal crispness.
BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY WAS BUILT IN 1881 BY THE HARVEY BROTHERS. THE HARVEYS WERE A DYNASTIC WHISKY FAMILY WITH OVER A CENTURY OF DISTILLERY OWNERSHIP, INCLUDING GLASGOW’S YOKER AND DUNDAS HILL DISITLLERIES. THE THREE BROTHERS DECIDED TO COMBINE THEIR EXPERTISE TO BUILD A THIRD HARVEY DISTILLERY: ROBERT DESIGNED IT, JOHN HAD THE DISTILLING EXPERIENCE, AND WILLIAM HAD THE MONEY. WHISKY IS ALL ABOUT TIME. NOT ONLY THE LONG YEARS SPENT MATURING IN DAMP WAREHOUSES, BUT THE TIME SPENT IN DISTILLING. OR IT SHOULD BE, BUT IN THESE DAYS OF MODERN DISTILLING, WHERE MOST WHISKY IS DESTINED FOR CHEAP BLENDS, TIME IS MONEY. DISTILLING HAS BECOME ABOUT ULTIMATE EFFICIENCY, COMPUTERIZATION, HIGH-DENSITY FERMENTATION ETC. THE QUICKER, THE CHEAPER. LIKE A PIECE OF CELLULOID FILM, A BOTTLING COMPRISES OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT FRAMES. EACH FRAME, WHEN INTEGRATED INTO THE WHOLE, PLAYS ITS OWN PART IN THE STORY.