Port Charlotte 10

Port
Charlotte
10

£50.00 inc UK VAT

In stock

This Port Charlotte 10 year old has been conceived, distilled, matured and bottled on Islay alone. We are a young team with deep-rooted values, and an ambition to make the ultimate “Islay” Islay whisky. A whisky made by people not software; a whisky watched over every day of its maturing life by those who made it; a whisky born of a community with a vision and a mission to kick start a single malt whisky revolution, this Port Charlotte 10 year old is who we are. This is where we’re from.

The whitewashed village of Port Charlotte clings to the shoreline two miles south of Bruichladdich.


The whitewashed village of Port Charlotte clings to the shoreline two miles south of Bruichladdich.


Port
Charlotte
10
Tasting
Notes


Nose – The smoke is calmed by the marine, ozone character,
time has brought a balance, a harmony in the combination of oak, smoke and spirit. While the smoke is always discernible on the nose it is dry, earthy, peatash in its style and so allows the oak to come forward with waves of golden caramel, fudge, vanilla custard, hints of ginger, nutmeg and clove. There is citrus fruit, coaxed from the glass with a drop of water, gentle lemon meringue and clementine. Breathe deeply and the floral aromas of wild thyme, heather and sea pink bring you to this Atlantic coast.

Palate – On the palate there is a noticeable delicacy and softness in texture and style. Again, the balance of flavour is superb as the smoke wraps loosely around the sweetness drawn from deep within the oak. Coconut, vanilla custard, lemon honey combines with smoked oysters and sun baked salty sand.

Finish – The finish is sublime, smoky sure, but also the soft sweetness of fudge and malted barley, orange, mango and Banoffee pie hinting of the depth and quality of the oak. The many layers interchange on each sip. As the smoke comes and goes so too the notes of the spirit, ripe apple and apricot, beautifully intertwined with malt and oak sweetness and that typical Port Charlotte style dry smoke.

Character – Ageing for 10 years on the shores of Loch Indaal has had a profound effect on this spirit. Like sunshine on a winters day, this Port Charlotte 10 brings clarity and lightens the mood, welcoming and brightening the future.

100% SCOTTISH BARLEY FROM INVERNESSHIRE REGION


PRODUCT SPECIFICATION


WHISKY TYPE:
HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

PHENOL LEVEL:
40 PARTS PER MILLION

VINTAGE/AGE:
10 AGED YEARS

ALCOHOL STRENGTH:
50% alc./vol

BARLEY PROVENANCE:
100% SCOTTISH BARLEY FROM INVERNESSHIRE REGION

MATURATION PROFILE:

  • 65% 1ST FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS
  • 10% 2ND FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS
  • 25% 2ND FILL FRENCH WINE CASKS

BOTTLING:
BOTTLED ONSITE WITH ISLAY SPRING WATER, NON CHILL FILTERED & COLOURING FREE

LIQUID COLOUR:
PRIMROSE TO CITRINE

TASTE DESCRIPTOR:
BARBECUE SMOKINESS, RICH AND SPICY WITH SWEET MALTY NOTES

“WE BELIEVE THAT AN ISLAY WHISKY SHOULD BE AS ISLAY AS POSSIBLE”

– SIMON COUGHLIN

We believe an “Islay” whisky should live and breathe the fresh salt tang of islay air, all its life. This is not a spirit distilled on the island and immediately shipped off to the mainland to mature in some undisclosed warehouse.

AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS


Best in Class Whiskies of the world gold award
Double Gold Award

“There’s just no excuse for not having this in your cupboard as your go-to peated whisky.”

” This is quite a (contemporary) classic: intense yet balanced, with a clear distillery stamp. “

“ What I find terrific is how loyal to the distillery character this is, everything feels refreshingly honest and distillate forward which I love. In short: pure, loyal, extremely drinkable and worthwhile. ”

“ With this 10 years old permanent expression, bottled at 50% ABV, without chill filtration and coloring free, Port Charlotte enters the big league with a powerful and tasty single malt which stands superbly with a dash of water. A great product at a very reasonable price in view of its qualities. Peat lovers, buy without hesitation! ”

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