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Bruichladdich Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley
Meeting Number 144
Date Tasted 2014-04-14
Region Islay
Distillery Bruichladdich
Where Open Map
Product Scottish Barley
Alcohol 50% ABV
Aggregate Score 83
Light yellow color that's reminiscent of pale Chardonnay, lightly steeped tea, and straw.
At 50%, Scottish Barley has noticeable fumes plus a variety subtle expressions including heather, sage, vanilla, orange peel, Cheerios, rubber, grass, oat and oak.
A medley of subtle flavor hits the palate with heather, grass, hay, dirt, nuts, creamy vanilla, butter, rubber, and salt.
A short to medium finish containing smoking wood, cream, and salt.
It's a smooth, pleasant, drinkable mans' dram, but it just may be too smooth and non-distinct for its own good.  Scottish Barley is not suited for those seeking a peaty dram that hails from Islay.