Port Charlotte islay barley represents a milestone. For the first time, perhaps in the island’s history, a heavily-peated single malt has been distilled using islay-grown barley.
The wind-driven rain that lashes Islay's fields, and the Atlantic air breathed by the casks as they mature by the shores of Loch Indaal, gives the whisky its signature salty, citrus tang.
Harvested in September 2008 from the farms at Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill & Sunderland, peated to 40 PPM, then distilled in December of the same year, this is a whisky of flawless provenance. A true Ileach.
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated....$55.99
Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, port charlotte scottish barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller jim mcewan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt - a union of the classic floral elegance of bruichladdich and heavy peat.
This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% scottish barley the spirit gently matures in the lochside village of port charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using islay spring water.
The wild west atlantic facing coast gave birth to this third release in our uber-provenance islay barley series.
Harvested in 2006 and distilled in 2007, the grain for this iconic whisky was grown for Bruichladdich in the Minister’s Field at Rockside Farm by Mark and Rohaise French.
A painfully slow distillation to gently coax the delicate oils and flavour compounds from the barley, coupled with casks carefully selected to preserve those flavours, has resulted in a whisky of exceptional complexity.
We believe terroir matters. Distinctive, authentic and unique, this is land and dram united.