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THE POWER OF PEAT WITH THE ELEGANCE, COMPLEXITY AND FLORAL TOPNOTES FOR WHICH OUR BRUICHLADICH STILLS ARE FAMOUS. COULD IT WORK?

PORT CHARLOTTE SINGLE MALTS, PEATED TO A HEAVYWEIGHT 40PPM, REPRESENT OUR ONGOING EXPLORATION INTO THE PEAT FIRED LEGACY OF A GREAT DISTILLERY, NOW SILENT.

Two miles south of Bruichladdich, hugging the shore of Loch Indaal, lies the village of Port Charlotte and ruins of Lochindaal Distillery, that ran spirit for 100 years between 1829 and 1929.

Following his visit here in 1885 Alfred Barnard wrote: "Peat only is used in drying the malt, fired in open chauffeurs", a testament supported in a few surviving faded photographs showing the huge peat stacks waiting to be fed to the kiln fires.

Our heavily peated Port Charlotte single malts are a tribute to the men who once worked this great, now silent, distillery and the skills and legacy they passed on.

Trickle distilled in our cathedral-like still house at Bruichladdich, the spirit is then matured in the original old stone warehouses in Port Charlotte. Living proof that peat can mean elegance.

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  • 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.


     
  • This seventh annual release in our Port Charlotte PC series encounters this heavily peated spirit eleven years into its journey.

    Each year we release just a handful of precious bottles at cask strength. Our mission? To explore the effects of time on that esoteric union between spirit and oak as it mellows in our salt-soaked Hebridean air.

    PC11, ‘Eòrna Na h-Alba’ - Scottish Barley - is our homage to the land and people that gave life to this whisky.


     
     
  • 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 salt-laden rain that lashes the 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 Sepetember 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.


     
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