The olfactory concentration continues onto the palate. On tasting, you will discover that squeeze of lemon, honey, pear and green apple, little hints of tangerine, chocolate, light notes of marzipan, cinnamon and sweet, oaky, vanilla. The harmonious freshness of barley and wild flowers rising on that irresistible marine presence unique to the Islands of Scotland. The taste buds rejoice in the warmth of the spirit and sweetness of the malt; it’s a taste they seldom experience in such generous measures. A miracle on the palate for sure. Islay malt whisky made from Islay grown barley is something that very few people have ever experienced. Now you can understand what’s been missing in your life and never have to wonder again, for you have touched the void!
Chalice barley, harvested September and distilled November 2006. Grown on the Jubilee field at the place known as the "Headland of the Gallows”, on Dunlossit farm. Dunlossit is owned by one of our Bruichladdich shareholders, the Schroder family, and tended by farmer Jim Logan.
Here, on the eastern side of the island, at an elevation of 110 metres, there are small patches of fertile soil amongst the rocky outcrops, tilled since Neolithic times into a rich, fertile loam. Evidence of Islay's earliest settlers dated to 8,000 BC was found here in 2011