Bruichladdich is one of the 8 operational distilleries on the Scottish island of Islay, built in 1881. Today Bruichladdich uses all original equipment and traditional methods, utilizing barley only from the local farmers on the island to produce exceptionally high quality scotch whisky, which is always non chill-filtered, coloring free, and bottled either at 46% alc/vol, or higher (check, check, and check!). Bruichladdich produces unpeated whisky, such as their Laddie line up, and heavily peated malts under Port Charlotte sub label, as well as the Octomore single malt, marketed as the peatiest single malt on the planet. Bruichladdich distillery has the tallest stills on Isla, therefore their malts are known for their elegant and refined, floral taste profile.
Port Charlotte Islay Barley was distilled in 2008 exclusively from barley grown on 6 farms on Islay, peated to 40ppm and bottled in 2014 at 50% alc/vol.
NOSE: Rounded, barley sweetness, maltiness, plenty of smoke and a hint of salt.
PALATE: Chewy, herbal, leather, maltiness, toasted bread, smoke, mossy, hint of brine and pepper.
FINISH: Medium to long, ash, campfire, still barley sweetness lingers.