Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2013
Alcohol concentration: 50%
This high-yielding, heavy-stemmed single malt was distilled in 2013 from barley grown on the Islay. A total of eight Islay farms came together to harvest Port Charlotte's 2012 crop in a summer full of flavor.
Every farmer has worked with us before, Hunter Jackson, Ian Torrance, Ian MacKerrel, Raymond Fletcher, Mark French, the father and son team Donald and Andrew Jones,
Alistair Torrance, worked with us in Raymond Stewart. Our community's commitment to Islay is shown here with local barley raised, distilled, matured and bottled only on Islay.
Fragrance: Lips are soft and sweet, with a thin honey flavor in texture that glides over the palate. Right now, there's more in the cask here, with vanilla, milk chocolate, cedar and black pepper.
Hot scones and honey in malt wrapped in earthy smoke and soft apricot. Creamy, minty tablets bring sweetness and the warm salty lightness of Islay.
Palate: Coconut and peat smoke, moderate iodine and notes of almond and geranium. The peat smoke fades away.
Finish: Wonderful balance, showing fruity body and the subtle influence of the cask on the palate. Peaty smoke weaves softly through the whiskey, accentuating a softer sweetness.
Fresh and balanced, this 2013 whisky tells the story of where it belongs.