Islay single malt scotch whisky
While this distillery reopened under new ownership in 2000, the opening shot of the Br series looks back to its previous incarnation. Bottled from a small batch of casks from a single vintage, it is an unashamedly old-fashioned whisky, packed with fruit and a youthful character despite its age.
Core FlavourBarley sugar and summer fruit
Cask detailsDistillates from the early 1990’s matured in Refill Hogsheads
NoseFresh and fruity, with sweet barley, brown sugar and summer pudding. Fruit builds, with redcurrants, raspberries damsons and plums. Water adds leafy green notes and a hint of sea salt.
PalateSweet and savoury crash into each other, with barley sugar, creosote, treacle toffee and freshly kneaded rye dough all making themselves known. A drop of water brings out sweetness and a tingle of freshly ground black pepper.
FinishHot and spicy to start, with fruit and soft smoke rolling in behind.
- Barley sugar
Fresh, youthful and headstrong, this packs a punch at full strength, but becomes very approachable with the addition of a few drops of water.