Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Second Limited Edition Islay Single Malt Whisky

£55.00

Bottle Size 70cl.
Alcohol 50% ABV.
Age 10 Year Old.
Cask Type First fill bourbon, sherry, french wine, tempranillo.
Style Single Malt Whisky.
Bottler Bruichladdich.
Distillery Bruichladdich.
Number of Bottles 18000.
Country Scotland.
Region Islay.
Chill Filtered No.
Storage Advice Best stored in a cool and dry place.
Closure Cork.
The Perfect Serve On the rocks.
Service Temperature Room Temperature.
Food Pairing Digestive biscuits.
Colour/Appearance Golden amber.
Nose
The sherry and peat are the first to rise; they warm and seduce the senses into an Islay frame of mind with little slipstreams of lemon peel, black pepper, eucalyptus, cinnamon, heather and mint - all being caressed and cooled by the Atlantic coastal notes which merge beautifully with the earthy flora and fauna aromatics of the peat moors, heaths and woodlands of this special place.
Palate
Slowly the combination of both bourbon and sherry wood arrives in an unhurried wave of sticky dates, mellow Oloroso, chocolate orange, smoked malt, roasted walnuts and dark toffee. At this point the palate surrenders to seduction by the most handsome spirit it has ever encountered.
Finish
As you near your journey’s end, you will notice there is a subtle change in the flavour as the American bourbon wood sunsets the experience with a brilliant flash of Spanish flair - dark, passionate, sweet and desirable.

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Description

Port Charlotte Single Malts proudly carry the name of the Islay Village that clings to the shore of Loch Indaal, two miles south of Bruichladdich. Although elegant and floral, these are heavily peated whiskies, evocative of the characteristic style of the old 19th Century Distillery that finally fell silent in 1929.

Port Charlotte Single Malts are an enigma. While heavily peated, they also possess a surprising finesse, an elegant complexity created by men distilling at a slow trickle. This maximizes contact between spirit and copper still, cleansing our new make of medicinal notes while preserving a smoky Atlantic freshness.

A decade spent slumbering in warehouses standing proud in the salt-soaked environment of the Rhinns of Islay then subtley refines this powerful single malt. There is real depth of character, the smoldering heat of peat and dark fruit is balanced by floral top notes, a twist of citrus and mellow oak.

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.

First Fill – Bourbon, Sherry, Tempranillo and French Wine Casks

18,000 bottles only

Additional information

Weight 3 kg