::: Whiskies ::.

:: An introduction to organic whiskies ::

Organic whiskies currently being released are predominantly single malts or blended malts (produced using malted barley). Though some producers are making blends or 'single grain' whiskies which contain other grains, such as organic wheat. Organic whisky production of any significant scale, is currently isolated to Scotland.

The organic whiskies that have been released in recent times have been outstanding. Using traditional methods, these distilleries are recapturing the essence of whisky making as it has been for centuries - without the use of chemicals. The results speak for themselves.

Organic whiskies have won a number of awards globally and many have sold out at ferocious pace.

Organic whiskies are typically non chill-filtered - providing for a richer depth of flavour. Organic whisky distilleries also avoid the use of artificial colouring to enhance appearance.

The regulations regarding organic production, labelling and certification vary from country to country. This is something to bear in mind when selecting an organic whisky, as some countries do allow limited use of non-organic fertilisers for example.

Further information on the distilleries currently producing organic whisky can be found in the Distilleries section of OrganicWhiskies.com.

:: Benromach Organic Whisky ::

The organic barley is dried using peat smoke prior to distillation. Benromach Organic Whisky is matured in virgin American oak casks made from natural, wild growing forest. The trees are not sprayed with pesticides or any other form of chemical prior to or after felling. The whisky is non chill-filtered and no colouring is used.

Benromach Organic Whisky is certified by the Soil Association. For more information on the Soil Association, see the Links section of OrganicWhiskies.com.

Bottled at 43% alcohol by volume (ABV).

:: Brenne Organic French Single Malt Whisky ::

Brenne Whisky is made from 100% organic barley, which is grown in the Cognac region of France.

The whisky is matured in new Limousin oak barrels and then finished in ex-Cognac casks. Single barrel bottlings.

Bottled at 40% alcohol by volume (ABV).

:: Bruichladdich Organic 2003 Anns an t-seann doigh ::

'Anns an t-seann doigh' is Gaelic for 'the way it used to be' or 'in the traditional way'. The Bruichladdich Organic 2003 Anns an t-seann doigh is limited to 15,000 bottles.

The organic Chalice barley used to produce this whisky was grown at Culblair Farm, near Inverness, Scotland.

The whisky was matured in new and used American oak casks. The whisky is non chill-filtered and no colouring was used.

Bruichladdich Organic 2003 Anns an t-seann doigh is Certified 100% organic by the BioDynamic Agricultural Association. For more information on the BioDynamic Agricultural Association, see the Links section of OrganicWhiskies.com.

Bottled at 46% alcohol by volume (ABV).

:: Da Mhile ::

Da Mhile Organic Single Malt Whisky

A 1000 bottle limited-edition organic whisky. Commissioned by Welsh organic farmer John Savage-Onstwedder; the whisky was distilled in June 1992 at the Springbank Distillery located in Campbeltown, Scotland.

Da Mhile is Gaelic for '2000' and the first bottling was made available prior to the millennium celebrations. Bottle number 1000 of this limited edition series was given to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.

Bottled at 46% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Da Mhile Organic Single Malt Whisky Newborn

A 153 bottle limited-edition organic whisky. The same whisky originally distilled in June 1992 for the millennium celebrations, this later release was bottled in 2007.

Bottled at 56.4% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Da Mhile Organic Single Grain Whisky

Distilled in July 2000 at the Loch Lomond Distillery, located in Alexandria, Scotland. A blend of organic malted barley and organic wheat.

Bottled at 46% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Da Mhile Organic Blended Whisky

A blend of malt (30%) distilled in June 1992 at the Springbank distillery and grain (70%) distilled in July 2000 at the Loch Lomond distillery.

Bottled at 46% alcohol by volume (ABV).

:: Highland Harvest Organic Scotch Whisky ::

Highland Harvest Organic Scotch Whisky is a blend of three organic malts (Highland, Island and Speyside regions) and an organic grain. The whisky is matured in oak barrels for 4 years.

The whisky was awarded the Prince of Wales’s Royal Warrant, by H.R.H. Prince Charles in 2007.

The whisky is certified by the Soil Association, USDA NOP (United States Department of Agriculture: National Organic Program) and the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). For more information on these organisations, see the Links section of OrganicWhiskies.com.

Bottled at 40% alcohol by volume (ABV).