Bruichladdich Bere Barley is the newest whiskey to be released from Bruichladdich and has been created in traditional Bruichladdich style with a fantastic story behind it involving Vikings, exploring, the ancient world and supposedly the original species of Barley.
Bere Barley is said to be the first form of barley ever, brought over to Islay when the Vikings came centuries ago. It is a much denser and richer form of barley than the modern style, which caused a lot of distilling problems at the Bruichladdich distillery. However it is the latest installation of the core mission at Bruichladdich, which is to push and explore the boundaries of single malts.
Distilled my Master Distiller Jim McEwan, and aged for around 6 years, this single malt is a new breed of whisky, which like most new breeds, comes in short supply and normally not for too long, especially with only 7,200 bottles being distilled from this first batch.
It is an unpeated whisky that has the colour of straw and like all Bruichladdich products, it has not been chill filtered nor had any artificial colouring added to it.