Review #82. Bruichladdich Rockside Farm 2007 Islay Barley

Review #82 | /r/Scotch Review #32 – Bruichladdich Rockside Farm Islay Barley

The Schtick: This is a release from Bruichladdich that is aged for 6 years. It is made from Barley grown on Islay at Bruichladdie’s Rockside Farm.


Distiller: Bruichladdich

Bottler: Bruichladdich

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: 6 Years

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Honey followed by brine and nice smokiness

Taste: Custard, vanilla sweetness with more smoke. There’s some briney notes in the tail end.

Finish: Far longer than I expected. The finish starts bacon/briney and then moves into smoke and finishes sweet. Far exceeds my expectations based on the nose and the palate.

Overall: This is a fun and educational look at some of Bruichladdich’s different production methods. It also helps that it is delicious.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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