Bruichladdich 2008_IG_Bere_Barley

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dunlossit, Isle of Islay
Stated Age
09 years old
Fresh Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2017
Added on
11 Jun 2017 10:45 am by boy_genius_ck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 154,12

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2008_IG_Bere_Barley

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017] I had several drams during the Feis at Bruichladdich open day and later during a Feis Ile tasting at Bonn. To make it more interesting I did this as a head-to-head to its sister release Organic Barley (WB id 97169).

    So, two very different drams: The Bere Barley is not as immature as expected but just somewhat simple and bourbon-ish. The Organic Barley comes across like a very shy early-teenager, that is still a little immature but at the brink of getting into puberty...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The Organic is slightly darker (pale gold) than the Bere (pale straw). The Bere shows a few fast legs and late sticky tears while the Organic has many fast legs and small tears that later get bigger and sticky. The nose of the Bere is punchy on a vanilla and honey sweet profile with some strange cheesy notes (bavarian blue brie cheese). The nose of the Organic is very closed and shy and does not really open up on water either. So despite the cheesy notes I like the Bere a little better (everything is better than just nothing, isn't it?).
    • Taste
      84 84
      The Organic is quite closed here too, on some water it offers a spring floral (flowery) and spicy flavours profile. The Bere is sweet bourbon-ish and spicy (peppers). Yes, even this round wins the Bere...
    • Finish
      79 79
      The mouthfeel of the Bere is slightly peppery and (just a little) coating, the Organic warming but not coating at all. Again a slight advantage for the Bere. Nothing much to say about the Bere's finish except "Where is it?". The Organic offers a finish (finally!) of medium length with a minor dryness (ashes). After adding a fair share of water some additional chocolatey flavours pop up. The last round wins the Organic by several points.

  2. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly fruity on the nose, appreciate very close to the Newmake, metallic and slightly sour in the taste, sweet without end! Would be interesting to know how much influence the barley variety has here. At least contact me.


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