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Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014

£72.98
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A heavily peated Islay whisky from Bruichladdich distillery, distilled from barley grown at eight local farms on Islay. Distilled in 2014 using the 2013 harvest (100% Islay Concerto and Propino barley) with the barley peated to a phenol level of 40 ppm, then matured in a combination of 1st fill bourbon casks (84%), 2nd fill wine casks and (8%) and second fill virgin oak casks (8%). This 2014 vintage Port Charlotte was bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery at 50% vol.

Distillery

Bruichladdich

Age

7

Vintage

2014

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

50

Cask Type

Bourbon | Virgin | Wine Casks

Bottle Size

70cl

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Barcode

5055807415965

Tasting Notes

Awards


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Nose

Malty digestive biscuits and peat embers open on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla and notes of honey, toffee and Crème Brûlée. As the whisky breathes its fruity character comes to the fore, with lemon rind and peat smoke rising from the glass, moving to grapefruit, ripe melon, peach and crisp red apple. Port Charlotte’s signature maritime note is offset with a touch of wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, showcasing the depth and complexity of this single malt.

Palate

An initial citrus tang is followed by sweet ripe fruit and gentle peat smoke. A subtle marine character comes through, with this sandy minerality complemented with toasted oak. On a second sip, the balance of fruit and smoke is unmistaken, with a medley of apricot, peach and ripe melon delicately wrapped in charred heather and peat embers. The maturation in American bourbon barrels brings lightly toasted oak notes, with a hint of coconut, creamy marzipan and tobacco.

Finish

Soft stoned fruit and toasted oak sweetness leave a beautifully balanced finish, while a subtle, dry barbecue smoke lingers.