Heavily peated single malt (40 ppm *) from the Bruichladdich distillery, Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 is produced from 100% local barley. This whiskey combines the classic peat smoke of Port Charlotte and citrus notes with creamy vanilla and coconut.
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Peaty edition at 40 ppm *, Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012 is a Single Malt from the Isle of Islay (Scotland) produced from 100% local barley grown directly on eight farms on the island.
This whiskey aged 75% in old American Bourbon 1st fill whiskey barrels and 25% in 2nd fill red wine barrels.
Bottled at the distillery with Islay spring water, unfiltered and dye-free.
This whiskey develops notes of lemon, green fruits, applesauce and crunchy pears. Then the floral notes are revealed: geranium. Then comes the salty side, and the currant. Finally chocolate and peat. On the palate, the attack is soft and sweet. Then come light notes of honey, vanilla, milk chocolate, cedar and black pepper. Finally, the character of honeyed malt, and tender apricot, is revealed. Final on a minty sweetness.
* ppm (parts per million) of phenolic compounds, measures the impact of oily smoke from peat that settles on germinated barley as it dries. The longer this time, the greater the value of ppm.
In Scotland, in the Speyside region, the average level of phenols varies between 2 and 3 ppm. On the island of Islay, this rate can reach 80 ppm or even 107 ppm as in this Octomore 10.1.
50% volume - 70 cl