The Micro-Provenance digital tasting programme continues to evolve. For #LaddieMP5, head distiller Adam Hannett has selected three single casks of Port Charlotte whisky; for the first time we’ll be exploring three heavily peated drams in one of our live online tastings direct from the distillery.
To make Port Charlotte single malts, peat is burned to dry the grains during the malting process, and the barley absorbs some of the phenols produced to the level of 40ppm (parts per million).
The release will be entirely in sets of three 20cl ‘Wee Laddie’ bottles – at an extremely attractive price point. They have been bottled by our team in the Harvey Hall on Islay at cask strength. Available for pre-order.
The #LaddieMP5 whiskies that Adam has chosen not only share the same peating level, they are made from the same barley type – Optic, and were distilled within two weeks of one another, during November 2005, ten years ago. They are:
Cask #1999 – distilled in 2005 and matured full term in an American Bourbon barrel. 56.9% alc. vol.
Cask #0005 – distilled in 2005 and matured in Virgin Oak. 63.5% alc. vol.
Cask #0013 – distilled in 2005 and matured in Bourbon and Bordeaux. 59.9% alc. vol.
All three are stunning single malts that show some of the variety that it is possible to achieve through sensitive cask management, while showcasing our commitment to mature everything we make in our various warehouses on Islay, up to the very point it is bottled here.
There will only be around 900 sets available, available to pre-order now. Please place your order ASAP to avoid disappointment.
The price will be £50.00 (fifty pounds) per set plus postage and packing (which varies with country).
We aim to despatch in November, well before Christmas. Exact delivery dates will be determined by where you are around the world. The live tasting broadcast will be held on Thursday 19th of January 2017 at 7pm UK time.
If you missed it on October 13th, you can watch #LaddieMP4 here.
Improved shipping arrangements mean that even more Laddiefans will have the opportunity to be involved – including friends from the majority of states across the USA, thanks to new American delivery arrangements.
We can also deliver to addresses in the province of Alberta, Canada.
Our photo shows the three bottles – we have labelled them using our own printer. The real labels will be similar but professionally produced.
The Micro-Provenance tastings are part of our ongoing exploration of individual cask evolution. Released as single cask bottlings they are available only from bruichladdich.com and to visitors to the Laddieshop on Islay.
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