Islay

BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY Port Charlotte PC5

This bottle is being sold on behalf of a private client.  As it is older, the packaging and closure may have deteriorated, so care should be taken with transportation, storage and opening of this bottle. The bottle is sold as seen and described, we do not accept liability for the state of the packaging or closure.  Additional photos are available on request. (Read More)

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£389.00

Description

Port Charlotte Islay single malt whisky has been produced at Bruichladdich distillery by master distiller Jim McEwan in homage to the exceptional single malt produced in the village of Port Charlotte until 1929.

This was the very first PC release, the very first step on the “walk of life”, as Jim puts it. For this bold young Ileach, it was the beginning of a new dynasty. Heavily peated and unmistakably Islay, this cask strength bottling of only 6000 bottles was a milestone in Bruichladdich’s progress as a distillery and is much cherished.

Bottled at 53.5% abv.

 

TASTING NOTES

SPECIAL CHARACTER: Medium weight, alive, muscular, power-packed, no extra sensory perception required, it’s 100% gale force Islay. A rediscovery of hand-made single malt – the way it used to be. The waiting is over!

Colour: Sunshine on warm copper.

Nose: Like a thunderstorm, the aromas burst from the glass like some kind of Hebridean firecracker – exploding with peat, bracken, heather roots, turf, oak, charcoal, marine pitch and gusting sea squalls – it’s flying! The slipstream reveals sherry – mellow, rich and nutty; followed by bourbon – sweet vanilla and Russian toffee. Then you find yourself in the eye of the storm: and the fruity aromas drift in – green apples, gooseberry, honeyed limes then a brief respite from the returning storm, which as the spirit warms on the back of the palate, brings an infusion of all the elements that make this island’s whiskies so special.

Palate: All the aromas found on the nose are swept onto the palate with incredible peat-fire warmth, filling the heart with passion. It’s young whisky and old skills in absolute harmony; not for the faint-hearted.

Finish: Deliverance from indifference!

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