Islayʼs only organic whisky has now been released as a full scale world-wide bottling.
The Organic follows the inaugural, limited-edition bottling released last year by Bruichladdich. Organically grown Chalice barley was again used, this time from three Scottish farms – Mid Coul, Coulmore and Mains of Tullibardine.
Based on the 2003 vintage, matured in American oak casks (both used and new wood), it
was created by head distiller Jim McEwan as a multi-vintage bottling – each of the three origins harvested, malted, distilled and matured separately – for ultimate complexity. The strength was reduced to 46% with Islay spring water, bottled non chill-filtered, caramel-free and certified organic by the Biodynamic Agricultural Association.
Distillery MD Mark Reynier said “This is extra-ordinary stuff. Though young it has a highly individual character: itʼs intriguingly layered with astonishing definition, an intoxicating intensity, extraordinary purity, and a finish that is simply to die for. Itʼs one of a kind.”
Only three distilleries market an organic single malt. Of those Bruichladdich commissions the largest volume of organic barley of any Scotch whisky distillery; depending on harvest, almost half of Bruichladdichʼs annual requirement is organically grown on Scottish farms.
The Organic now forms one of the central planks of the definitive Bruichladdich range.m