Bruichladdich Port Charlotte – PC11 Eòrna Na H-Alba. Heavily Peated was originally a travel retail exclusive or a distillery shop purchase and is the 7th annual release of the PC series whiskies. This Port Charlotte Islay single malt whisky has been distilled at Bruichladdich distillery by master distiller Jim McEwan in homage to the exceptional single malt produced in the village of Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, until 1929. Limited Edition release of only 12,000.
Opens with bursts of smoke, salt and dark fruit then develops raisins, toffee, sweet oak and ripe plum. Hints of cinnamon spice, polish, candied orange and lemon peels. hazelnut and dates.
Rich and succulent in texture bringing harmony to a spirit of 58.7%. Sherry flavours of date and fig combine with peat smoke to balance honey, lemon and hot toasted oak. Apricot pear and green apple are subtle but the character of our pure spirit cannot be hidden. There have been no shortcuts to get here. Long years in the warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal have brought out the exceptional qualities of casks sourced from far and wide. Combine this with the influence of fresh salty Islay air and you have a dram of unmistakable character.
You may think it will never end as the smoke lingers releasing touches of liquorice, date and sweet malt. Close your eyes and you are on Islay. As this dram fades you can reflect on another step of your journey and look forward with confidence as there are many more to come.