Interesting is the least you could say of this youngster. It tells you its story very slowly. True to his name, Bere Barley serves you mostly cereal aromas.
Definitely worth looking out for. An interesting dram for those on a budget. Less than € 50. But he's getting rare these days (only 7650 bottles available on Planet Earth). Update: Bruichladdich launched a 2nd edition in 2013.
A lot of of cereal and some citrus. Very clean and crisp and a little shy. But hey, who wasn't shy as a five-year old toddler. Let it breathe for a while.
Water serves you some muesli with dried fruits (bananas and coconut) and a baked apple with brown sugar
The primary ingredient – barley – is the center of all things. Porridge with vanilla. Water sweetens the whisky. Kellogg's Frosties with golden syrup. Again some fresh citric notes. I'm thinking more of grapefruit in stead of limes. The bitterness of the grapes evolve in a soft oak flavour.
Quite short, dry and crisp. A summer's appetizer.