Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Port
Charlotte
Scottish
Barley

Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from cask profiles originally selected 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. 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.

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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Video

Port
Charlotte
Scottish Barley
Tasting Notes


Character – The texture is extraordinarily rich with a huge depth of character. The smouldering heat of peat fires pulls you into a whirlpool of islay flavours and aromas but with such finesse that you welcome the storm.

Colour – Gilded lily.

Nose – Opening with assertive waves of peat smoke and Atlantic squall, the olfactory system is on high alert in anticipation of some major sensory excitement. A swell of aromatics flood the senses with notes of iodine, salty canvas, crushed sea shells, charred oak staves, black pepper, paprika and leather tobacco pouches. The second wave brings vanilla, figs and soft plump dates, marinated pear, freshly milled malt, dark sweet toffee and cracked walnuts. It’s smoky. It’s smouldering. It’s sensuous. Just close your eyes and inhale long and deep. This is aromatic awesomeness.

Palate – Wow! Waves of the sweetest, smoothest, warmest smokiest spirit that you have ever experienced flood onto the palate like the atlantic surf on Saligo Bay. It is potent, focused and the flavours explode brilliantly onto the palate. Full of depth and complexity, the smokey sweetness of the barley contrasts beautifully with the marine freshness of the spirit and the richness of toffee and vanilla. The complexity is enhanced further with a citrus twist and then mellow oak tempers the fire. Once the taste buds adjust to what is happening, they rejoice in the company and pleasure of this young Celt.

Finish – It’s long and heart-warming, arousing feelings of pride and passion. It brings courage and strength, honesty and faith to your very soul.

Mood – It cries “freedom”. You are in a good place and you envy no man. You feel alive and ready for whatever lies ahead, knowing that the true spirit of Islay is with you.

The old Lochindaal Distillery was built at the same as the village of Port Charlotte in 1829.


This old photo shows the carts that were used to bring coal and barley ashore from the puffers moored off the beach. These small coal-fired steamships were the lifeblood of the new Islay whisky businesses that had sprung up following the Spirit Act of 1823.

Today, the elegant and floral yet heavily-peated Port Charlotte spirit is distilled in the tall, narrow-necked stills at Bruichladdich Distillery.


Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a multi-vintage cuvee created from carefully selected casks of American and European oak.


This complex single malt is matured for all its life here on Islay, much of it in the ancient stone warehouses that still stand in the village of Port Charlotte.

All our whisky is bottled without chill-filtration or the addition of artificial colour at Bruichladdich on Islay using Islay spring water.


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