Port
Charlotte
Islay Barley
2013

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Our Port Charlotte Islay Barley expressions are a direct embodiment of everything an Islay whisky can and should be. Not only is it conceived, distilled, matured and bottled on the island, but the barley harvest for this 2013 vintage was also raised on our home shores in 2012 by seven of our Islay farming partners. Hunter Jackson at Cruach, Ian McKerrell at Island farm, Raymond Fletcher at Dunlossit estate, Donald and Andrew Jones at Coull, Mark French at Rockside, Alastair Torrance at Mulindry and Raymond Stewart at Sunderland undertook the risk of growing in challenging conditions to deliver the barley for this Scotch whisky with unparalleled provenance. This eight-year-old single malt has matured in ex-American and ex-wine casks hailing from the Pessac-Léognan region of France.

“THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT HOW THE ISLAY GROWN BARLEY HOLDS THE SMOKE BACK FOR A MOMENT UNTIL RELEASING IT DRAMATICALLY ON The Finish.”

– ADAM HANNETT

Port
Charlotte
Islay Barley
2013

Taste Notes


Nose -The nose opens with delicate floral notes of lily and geranium before warm orange zest and dried earthy peat smoke brings body and gravity. Banoffee pie and digestive biscuit come out from behind the peat smoke and carry forward this dram’s malty, fruity character. Cherry coconut and malted barley jostle with apricot and melon. The nose is so enticing; the sweetness of the oak and the outstanding rubbery, peppery phenolic notes are balanced perfectly with the fruit and floral style of our slow, careful fermentation and distillation.

Palate – The first taste is a wondrous thing; all at once, the salinity, the fruit, the light peat smoke, and the sweet oak show their presence in a whirl of complexity and entice you in to go again. There is great texture from the spirit, and its time resting in carefully selected oak allows a subtle almond note to combine with coconut, caramel, vanilla, and muscovado sugar. The peat smoke in this whisky is as beautifully balanced as ever, weaving through the components, highlighting them but not dominating. A dram that is gentle on the palate yet has a tremendous depth of flavour.

Finish – The finish again shows the balance we are looking for. The smoke, fruit, oak and floral notes melt into each other, and a beautiful creamy texture allows melon, peach and cherry to come through before dwindling into the dry embers of peat in the hearth.

Character – Islay grown barley brings so much complexity to the character in this whisky. The peat smoke in this Port Charlotte is, as ever, beautifully evocative of that traditional Islay style. Purity from the distillation and complexity of maturation brings all the components together with harmony and balance.

Adam Hannet Signature

“A DRAM THAT IS GENTLE ON THE PALATE YET HAS A TREMENDOUS DEPTH OF FLAVOUR.”

– ADAM HANNETT

We are a community committed to our island and to our radical principles of whisky making. This Islay single malt is an expression with elegance and finesse, it is a unique whisky no one else could have made. We crafted it the only way we know how. The hard way, by hand, nose and eye on ancient, stubborn equipment. With passion and respect. With soul.

We believe in barley, in its origins and its provenance. to us, barley is the essence of single malt whisky, a living expression of the land that nurtured it. To us, it is no mere commodity. In 2004, backing our drive for the ultimate “Islay” Islay single malt, farmer Raymond Stewart grew barley for us at Kentraw, just a mile from the distillery. His harvest was then malted and distilled separately–we believe the first time ever an Islay single malt had been made exclusively from 100% Islay grown grain.

“THIS PORT CHARLOTTE DRAM WAS DISTILLED IN 2013 USING BARLEY FROM SEVEN ISLAY FARMERS”

– Adam Hannett

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION


WHISKY TYPE:
HEAVILY PEATED
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY

PHENOL LEVEL:
40 PARTS PER MILLION

ALCOHOL STRENGTH:
50% alc./vol

AVAILABILITY:
GLOBAL RELEASE

BARLEY PROVENANCE:
100% ISLAY CONCERTO BARLEY

MATURATION PROFILE:
• A PARCEL OF CASKS MATURED FOR 7 YEARS IN EX-AMERICAN WHISKEY BARRELS.
• 25% OF THE PARCEL WAS THEN ACE’D IN FIRST FILL PESSAC-LÉOGNAN FRENCH WINE CASKS BEFORE BEING MARRIED BACK TOGETHER FOR BOTTLING.

VINTAGE/AGE:
2013 – 8 AGED YEARS

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

LIQUID COLOUR:
PALE GORSE FLOWERS

ALCOHOL STRENGTH:
50% alc./vol

TASTE DESCRIPTOR:
RED BERRY FRUITS, TOASTED OAK NOTES WITH HINTS OF COFFEE & CHOCOLATE AND A DRAMATIC SMOKY FINISH.

RELEASE DATE:
SUMMER 2021

FARMS:
• HUNTER JACKSON – CRUACH FARM
55°44’38”N, 6°15’38”W

• IAN MCKERREL – ISLAND FARM
55°43’46”N, 6°17’14”W

• RAYMOND FLETCHER – DUNLOSSIT ESTATE
55°48’49”N, 6°07’55”W

• DONALD & ANDREW JONES – COULL FARM
55°48’49”N, 6°07’55”W

• MARK FRENCH – ROCKSIDE FARM
55°47’16”N, 6°25’50”W

• ALASTAIR TORRANCE – MULINDRY FARM
55°45’22.3”N, 6°13’08.7”W

• RAYMOND STEWART – SUNDERLAND FARM
55°47’43.4”N, 6°23’43.4”W

We are a community committed to our island and our radical principles of whisky-making. This Islay single malt is an expression with elegance and finesse; it is a unique whisky no one else could have made.

We crafted it the only way we know-how. The hard way, by hand, nose and eye on ancient, stubborn equipment. With passion and respect. With soul.

We believe in barley, in its origins and its provenance. To us, barley is the essence of single malt whisky, a living expression of the land that nurtured it. To us, it is no mere commodity.

In 2004, backing our drive for the ultimate “Islay” Islay single malt, farmer Raymond Stewart grew barley for us at Kentraw, just a mile from the distillery. His harvest was then malted and distilled separately–we believe the first time an Islay single malt had been made exclusively from 100% Islay grown grain.

“THIS PORT CHARLOTTE DRAM WAS DISTILLED IN 2013 USING BARLEY FROM SEVEN ISLAY FARMERS”

– ADAM HANNETT

SPECIFICATIONS


WHISKY TYPE:
HEAVILY PEATED
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY

PHENOL LEVEL:
40 PARTS PER MILLION

ALCOHOL STRENGTH:
50% alc./vol

AVAILABILITY:
GLOBAL RELEASE

BARLEY PROVENANCE:
100% ISLAY CONCERTO BARLEY

MATURATION PROFILE:
• A PARCEL OF CASKS MATURED FOR 7 YEARS IN EX-AMERICAN WHISKEY BARRELS.
• 25% OF THE PARCEL WAS THEN ACE’D IN FIRST FILL PESSAC-LÉOGNAN FRENCH WINE CASKS BEFORE BEING MARRIED BACK TOGETHER FOR BOTTLING.

VINTAGE/AGE:
2013 – 8 AGED YEARS

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

LIQUID COLOUR:
PALE GORSE FLOWERS

TASTE DESCRIPTOR:
REDBERRY FRUITS, TOASTED OAK NOTES WITH HINTS OF COFFEE & CHOCOLATE AND A DRAMATIC SMOKY FINISH.

FARMS:
• HUNTER JACKSON – CRUACH FARM
55°44’38”N, 6°15’38”W

• IAN MCKERREL – ISLAND FARM
55°43’46”N, 6°17’14”W

• RAYMOND FLETCHER – DUNLOSSIT ESTATE
55°48’49”N, 6°07’55”W

• DONALD & ANDREW JONES – COULL FARM
55°48’49”N, 6°07’55”W

• MARK FRENCH – ROCKSIDE FARM
55°47’16”N, 6°25’50”W

• ALASTAIR TORRANCE – MULINDRY FARM
55°45’22.3”N, 6°13’08.7”W

• RAYMOND STEWART – SUNDERLAND FARM
55°47’43.4”N, 6°23’43.4”W

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