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GLOBAL ONLINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2022

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012

£67.20
A heavily peated Scotch whisky from Bruichladdich distillery, distilled from barley grown at eight local farms on Islay. Distilled in 2012 with the barley peated to a phenol level of 40 ppm, then matured in a combination of 1st fill bourbon casks (75%) and 2nd fill wine casks (25%). Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 was bottled at the Bruichladdich distillery at 50% vol.

Distillery

Bruichladdich

Vintage

2012

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

50

Cask Type

Bourbon | Wine Casks

Bottle Size

70cl

Series

Islay Barley

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Barcode

5055807412384

Tasting Notes

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012

Nose – Initially a fresh linen and sandy sea breeze note stands out. Zesty lemon, a green fruit signature, apple sauce and crunchy pears follow. Floral geranium notes come through with sea pinks and gooseberry. then creamy coconut dipped in chocolate opens up quickly with muddy peat smoke, burnt heather and peach skin. hints of vanilla and toasted malt. The aromas speak of the spirit, the distillation and the barley. 

Palate – On the lips it’s soft and sweet, texturally there is a thin honey style that slips across the palate. Immediately there is more from the cask here, vanilla, milk chocolate and light cedar and black pepper. Warmed scones and honey from the malt wrapped in earthy smoke and soft apricot. creamy, minty, tablet brings a sweetness and a warm salty sand hint of Islay. 

Finish – The finish is coconut and peat smoke, mildly iodine-y and hints of almond and geranium. The peat smoke gently fades away. 

Character – Wonderfully balanced to show the fruity style of the spirit on the nose and the delicate influence of the cask on the palate. The peat smoke weaves its way gently through the whisky highlighting the softer sweeter notes. This 2012 vintage has a freshness and balance that tells the story of the place to which it belongs.

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