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Bruichladdich Organic Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich Organic Scottish Barley
Meeting Number 157
Date Tasted 2015-09-22
Region Islay
Distillery Bruichladdich
Where Open Map
Product Organic Scottish Barley
Alcohol 50% ABV
Aggregate Score 81
Very pale light color lacking a "warm glow" with comments ranging from "pleasantly blonde" to "Bud Light" and "like pale pee". 
The pleasant nose is complex and yields cream, caramel, oak, charcoal and decaying fruit in addition to the anticipated peat and smoky character.
The distinctive smoke and peat carry through to the flavor with additional hints of salt, lime, and some indescribable aromatic hydrocarbons giving it a distinct medicinal flavor.
The finish is short to medium with a heavy dose of salt
The Organic Scottish Barley pays tribute to its Islay roots but doesn't stand up to the best, lacking nuance and depth.  An enjoyable but not truly great dram.