Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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alc./vol: 50%

Proof: 100°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Distilled from heavily peated (40ppm) Scottish Barley at Bruichladdich Distillery, then aged just along the coast at Port Charlotte in the buildings that remain from the long-defunct distillery, before returning to Bruichladdich for bottling.

The first release of Port Charlote by Bruichladdich was in 2006 and was known as PC5, a reference to its being aged in Port Charlotte for five years. Subsequent releases saw a PC6 in 2007, PC7 in 2008, PC8 in 2009 etc.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/11/2013


Clear, mid golden amber.


Buttery barley, salted caramel, pungent vegetal peatiness, baked apple and rhubarb pie dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Water brings out seashore salty aromas.


Very peaty and salty with strong vegetal notes, smokiness, rhubarb and an underlying honeyed sweetness.


Long, salty, smoky vegetal finish.

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