Port Charlotte 10 second limited edition

Port
Charlotte
10

Second Limited Edition

The smouldering heat of peat and dark fruit is finessed by floral top notes, a twist of citrus and mellow oak. Full term in first-fill bourbon, sherry, tempranillo and French wine casks. Bottled at 50% alc. vol. using Islay Spring water. Heavily peated Islay Single malt – 40ppm. 18,000 individually numbered bottles only.

A LIMITED TROIKA RELEASE.

Port
Charlotte
10
Tasting Notes


Colour – Polished brass.

Nose – Initially there is such a clean open ozone character as the smoke is hidden. Gingerbread, raspberry vanilla, then the smoke creeps in with notes of clove, rubber and polish, but it does not over- power the gentle aromas of tinned peaches in syrup sweet red apples and brambles. Caramel and cinder toffee, digestive biscuits and lemon drops all sit under a halo of crisp peat smoke.

Palate – The oak sweetness of vanilla and toasted malty bread are wrapped in heather smoke giving medicinal type notes of bog myrtle and bracken reminiscent of a summer’s day on the peat moss. There are layers in this whisky that take time to reveal themselves. To begin, cinder toffee and salted caramel with a lovely balance of honeysuckle and lily. Next comes treacle and soft fruit, apricot and pineapple with a dusting of icing sugar. The texture is luxurious yet with a little more bite than the Laddie 10.

Finish – Long and smoky, this whisky was a delight to assemble. The complexity in the different types of oak and the way they come together in harmony to create a flawless spirit is a beauty to behold. A sophisticated, smouldering heat in the true Port Charlotte style.

Mood – Enjoy the first sip to the last and then wait in the moment as the smoke lingers on and revel in the passion pride skill and history that inspired and created this fine whisky. Enjoy the first sip to the last and then wait in the moment as the smoke lingers on.

3 tens

Complex and challenging, there is no parallel to the innovative range of whiskies we create here at Bruichladdich.

Embracing the widest spectrum of peating levels we famously celebrate variety by exploring the provenance of barley and cask influence – but we also mark the passage of time. Age statements can be important.

Our previous releases of Laddie Ten, Port Charlotte 10 and the Octomore 10 were iconic and unforgettable, but quantities were limited. they helped us mark a very special moment, the passing of the first decade in the renaissance of this victorian Islay distillery.

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT LANDMARK MOMENT.

Just last year the Head Distiller’s baton passed from Jim McEwan to Adam Hannett.

Adam had worked with Jim here on the western shore of Loch Indaal for over a decade before the Master Distiller retired.

Driving our programme of innovation forward, Adam believes that the time is now right to release limited quantities of three, all-new, ten year olds.

This is his Port Charlotte.

THESE SECOND EDITIONS ARE VERY DIFFERENT TO THEIR ILLUSTRIOUS PREDECESSORS.


Created by a different hand from a different recipe of casks, these drams represent a snapshot in time.

Diverse in style, they are intimately united by the inviolable principles that underpin the quality of our spirit. Like all those that have passed before them from The House of Bruichladdich, these superb single malt whiskies were trickle distilled using all-Scottish barley and matured for their whole life here, on Islay, in our salt-soaked maritime warehouses.

They have been bottled at the distillery using Islay spring water, without the use of chill filtration or the addition of artificial colouring.

“Although dramatically different from one another, the DNA of the House of Bruichladdich is apparent throughout – delicate, elegantly floral spirit and the characteristic marine influence, that salt-citrus tang that can only come from maturation by the sea.”

– Adam Hannett

THE VILLAGE OF PORT CHARLOTTE LIES TWO MILES SOUTH OF BRUICHLADDICH.

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