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Bruichladdich 2012 - Bere Barley


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CHF 100.00

Informationen zum Produkt

Inhalt in cl:70
Volumen %:50

The 2011 harvest of Bere Barley was distilled in 2012.

Malting: unpeated

Yeast strain/Yeast strain: Mauri and Kerry

Maturation Profile: 1fill bourbon barrels (Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Buffalo Trace and Clermont Springs).

Bruichladdich is in recent times, next to Springbank (Springbank Local Barley) and Arran, only 1 of 3 distilleries still using this old barley variety. The reason is, the yield from 1 ton of barley is very low at about 320 - 340 litres of alcohol. In comparison, the much-used barley Conerto, for example, yields about 400 litres. 

Bere Barley is the oldest cultivated cereal in Britain and was used by early Scottish distillers for many centuries. However, in the 20th century the emphasis became on efficiency and commercial yield, leading to a preference for yield over flavour and varieties that gave the easiest harvest and the greatest extract. Bere Barley is a hardy grain adapted to poor soil conditions and a short growing season. In initial trials it proved resistant to milling and mashing. It took time and patience to understand how to get the best out of this enigmatic barley. Sowing took place in April for a September harvest. The 2011 growing season was mostly warm and dry until the crucial cut, when there were only a few rain-free days. This 2012 vintage matured over ten patient years in first fill ex-bourbon casks. 

Tasting Notes

Nase:Spritzige Limette, cremige Vanille, frisches Heu, grüne Äpfel, Malzzucker
Geschmack:Diese unaufdringliche Reifung balanciert feinfühlig eine geschmeidige Textur und malzige, süssen Fruchtgeschmack: Apfelstreusel, warmes Gebäck, Honig, Muscheln.
Nachklang:Lebkuchen, Aprikosenkonfitüre