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Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 70cl 52°

Distillery : Port Charlotte / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23923

Peated edition at 40 ppm *, Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 is a Single Malt from the Isle of Islay in Scotland produced from 100% local barley grown directly on eight farms on the island.

This whisky has aged to 75% in old American whiskey barrels of 1st filling and 25% in red wine barrels of 2nd filling.

Bottled at the distillery with Islay spring water, unfiltered cold and without coloring.

This whisky develops notes of dry smoke, salted caramel and applesauce.

*PPM - parts per million - of phenolic compounds, measure the impact of oily peat smoke which deposits on germinated barley as it dries. The longer this time, the higher the ppm value. An already well peated Islay whisky is around 40-50ppm.

75,00 € tax incl.

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Volume0.7 L
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryPort Charlotte
MaturationBourbon & French wine
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered

Port Charlotte is a whisky distillery located on the isle of Islay, which has been established by the neighbouring Bruichladdich distillery.

It has been established in the buildings of the former Lochindaal distillery. Located in the heart of the Port Charlotte village, Lochindaal has been founded in 1829 by Colin Campbell. It had to close down in 1929, hit by the prohibition laws enforced in the United States. Bruichladdich announced the creation of a new distillery in 2007, and today Port Charlotte produces the peated whiskies of the Bruichladdich group, together with the Octomore editions bought back in 2012 by the Remy Cointreau group.

A rare fact in Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery (“Bruk-ladie”) uses a brewing vat in open air. Its onion-shaped stills have a very flat bottom and a long neck. During the distillation process, the alcoholic vapours rise very slowly, imparting to the whisky its elegance and refinement.

Nose: fresh notes of sea breeze and flax stand out, accompanied by spicy lemon and hints of green and crunchy fruit. The whisky also has a floral character, geranium, rose, and develops coconut. Of course, we find the typical peat smoke of Port Charlotte, burnt heather, roasted malt and vanilla.

Palate: it's sweet on the palate, with fine honey, vanilla, milk chocolate and spicy tips of black pepper and light cedar. The smoke goes well with the sweet apricot and minty notes.

Finish: the finish continues with aromas of coconut, peat smoke, slightly iodized and notes of almond and geranium. The peat is slowly fading.