SINGLE malt is enjoyed by Hollywood stars, astronauts may reach for stars, drunks may even see them, now the Greenest whisky probably ever made is distilled under the influence of stars.
Says a spokesperson: “The world’s first-ever ‘biodynamic’ whisky has been distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery from barley sown, grown and harvested according to an astral calendar.
“Biodynamic Bruichladdich is über-organic, the barley being grown according to agricultural principles of Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).
“To counter an over-dependance on agrochemicals, Steiner set out an holistic approach to agriculture, where the farm unit becomes ‘biologically dynamic’.
“Steiner codified the 18th century farming ways, an accumulation of 8,000 years of agricultural know-how, when man was arguably more in tune with earth’s natural cycles.”
Bruichladdich’s CEO, Mark Reynier, explains: “Whisky is an agricultural product and barley is key.
“Thanks to industrial production, the basic tenet, its provenance, has been lost. We have been busy working to reconnect it – and this is the Holy Grail.
“Biodynamics – what with astral calendars, nettle insecticides and cow horn fertilisers – maybe sounds far too hippy and alternative for most people.
“But there is method to this apparent madness. Stripped down, it’s essentially a modern farming creed based on ancient knowledge, know-how that was lost when folk left the land for the cities.
“We are very proud to have produced biodynamic Bruichladdich, to be the first people to distil such a whisky and an Islay single malt at that.”
Notes for Editors:
The Organic £30 is currently available from whisky specialists and on line at bruichladdich.com.
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