Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008

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  • Distiller:

    Bruichladdich

  • Bottler:

    Bruichladdich

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate is very sweet and concentrated. Remarkable.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The nose is sweet and malty with dried fruits, barley sugar, honey, heather, and a subtle touch of sea salt.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Bere Barley, as the name implies, is meant to showcase the impact of the underlying grain, and here we see that philosophy in action, as unadulterated as possible.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is too weird to live, and too rare to die. I want to like it, but its so bready, that I'd have to be in the mood for this exact dram.
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  • Intro:

    This is a limited release from Bruichladdich that uses 100% Bere barley grown on the estate at Dunlossit. It was grown in 2007 for distillation in 2008. The spirit is unpeated and is matured for 9 years in a combination of bourbon casks (from Tennessee and Kentucky) before being bottled at 50% ABV without coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Vinegar, confectioners sugar, bready and light. Lactic and funky. Leather, brine and some minerality. Incredibly unique nose.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet and bready with lots going on. Sweet honey and pepper, briney. Its probably the most bread like dram Ive had up until this point - unlike no other. Funky, sweet, salty, bready. Super unique.

  • Finish:

    Short, some growing heat. Sweet amaretto, brine, lactic sweetness and more yeast.

  • Overall:

    This is too weird to live, and too rare to die. I want to like it, but its so bready, that I'd have to be in the mood for this exact dram. Not a bad thing, but certainly not a favorite of mine. Crazy unique, though, which I give Bruichladdich props for continuing in their legacy to get weird and stay there.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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