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Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2013

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 50% / 70cl

£65.95

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    Description

    The Port Charlotte Islay Barley expressions truly encapsulate the essence of what an Islay whisky represents. From conception to bottling, every step occurs on the island, using barley cultivated locally by seven dedicated farming partners. These expressions are the epitome of genuine Islay whisky, celebrating the deep connection between the spirit and its homeland.

    Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:
    Nose: The nose opens with delicate floral notes of lily and geranium before warm orange zest and dried earthy peat smoke brings body and gravity. Banoffee pie and digestive biscuit come out from behind the peat smoke and carry forward this dram’s malty, fruity character. Cherry coconut and malted barley jostle with apricot and melon. The nose is so enticing; the sweetness of the oak and the outstanding rubbery, peppery phenolic notes are balanced perfectly with the fruit and floral style of our slow, careful fermentation and distillation.
    Palate: The first taste is a wondrous thing; all at once, the salinity, the fruit, the light peat smoke, and the sweet oak show their presence in a whirl of complexity and entice you in to go again. There is great texture from the spirit, and its time resting in carefully selected oak allows a subtle almond note to combine with coconut, caramel, vanilla, and muscovado sugar. The peat smoke in this whisky is as beautifully balanced as ever, weaving through the components, highlighting them but not dominating. A dram that is gentle on the palate yet has a tremendous depth of flavour.
    Finish: The finish again shows the balance we are looking for. The smoke, fruit, oak and floral notes melt into each other, and a beautiful creamy texture allows melon, peach and cherry to come through before dwindling into the dry embers of peat in the hearth.

    Specifications

    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Islay
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Bruichladdich
    • Cask Type: Ex-American Whiskey Cask | French Ex-Red Wine Cask
    • Age: 8 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 50%
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    Bruichladdich Distillery: Progressive Hebridean Spirit

    Bruichladdich Distillery, located on the captivating Isle of Islay in Scotland, is celebrated for its production of progressive and innovative single malt Scotch whisky. Originally established in 1881, the distillery has undergone several revivals, with the current incarnation brought to life in 2001 by a group of passionate whisky enthusiasts. Bruichladdich whiskies are known for their unpeated, lightly peated, and heavily peated expressions, each offering a distinct and captivating flavor profile. The distillery takes pride in its commitment to transparency, using only Scottish-grown barley and openly sharing production details, including cask types and maturation durations. With a focus on experimentation and creativity, Bruichladdich is at the forefront of distilling, showcasing the spirit of the Hebrides in every drop of its exceptional whiskies.

    The Unique Innovation of Bruichladdich Distillery

    What sets Bruichladdich Distillery apart and makes it truly unique is its unwavering dedication to innovation and exploration. The distillery's progressive mindset is evident in its commitment to challenging traditional whisky norms, leading to the creation of a diverse range of expressions with varying levels of peat influence and cask finishes. Bruichladdich embraces vintage releases, highlighting the individual character of specific years and showcasing the dynamic nature of whisky. The distillery's use of various cask types, including bourbon, sherry, wine, and more, allows for an ever-evolving flavor journey. Bruichladdich also takes a sustainable approach to whisky-making, prioritizing local barley and utilizing renewable energy sources during production. The distillery's dedication to innovation, transparency, and sustainability has earned it a loyal following among whisky enthusiasts, who appreciate the bold and progressive spirit of Bruichladdich Distillery and the exciting and diverse range of whiskies it continues to produce.

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