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PORT  CHARLOTTE   
5 years old
63,5 % INFO            
EVOLUTION P C 5
2001
CASK STRENGHT
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky Heavily Peated
Distilled 2001
Matured in Top Quality American Oak
and Sherry Casks
Bottled 2006
Limited Release
Numbered Bottles
6038 Bottles
Non Chill - Filtered
Colouring Free
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at
Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay

PORT  CHARLOTTE     
7 years old  
61 %                                               
SIN  AN  DOIGH  ILEACH  P C  7
2 0 0 1
CASK  STRENGHT
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky Heavily Peated
Distilled 2001
Bottled in 2008
Limited Release
Numbered Bottles
24000 Bottles
Non Chill - Filtered
Colouring Free
Distilled & Bottled on the Isle of Islay
at Bruichladdich Distillery          

PORT  CHARLOTTE        
Aged 8 years
60.5 %                             
AR  DUTHCHAS  P C  8
2 O O 1
CASK  STRENGHT
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled 2001
Bottled 2009
Limited Release
30.000 Numbered Bottles
Non Chill Filtered
Colouring Free
Distilled & Bottled on the Isle of Islay
At Bruichladdich Distillery

PORT  CHARLOTTE
Aged  8 years old  
66.3 % INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH WHISKY
Society Single Cask No: 172.2
Distilled Dec. 2001
Cask Type: Refill Barrel
Outturn: 247 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh.
"On the Beach

PORT  CHARLOTTE   
Aged 8 years old  
66.8 % INFO
SINGLE   MALT  SCOTCH
WHISKY  FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Cask No: 127.4
Distilled: Dec. 2001
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Outturn 238 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, leith, Edinburgh.
"On the road to Kathmandu"

PORT  CHARLOTTE    
Age  6 years  
65,2 %                    
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH
WHISKY  FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled August 2003
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Society cask No: 127.6
1 of 241 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
"Send out an SOS ! "

PORT  CHARLOTTE  INFO
AN TURAS
MOR    
46 %
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT   
                                        
Scotch Whisky
BRUICHLADDICH  HEAVILY  PEATED
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Non chill – filtered
Colouring free
Distilled, matured and Bottled at
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
PORT  CHARLOTTE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
46 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Aged 10 years Heavily - Peated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Islay Coastal Single Malt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
HEAVILY  PEATED  ISLAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
4 0 PPM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Jim McEwan Bruichladdich Head Distiller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Distilled, matured and Bottled at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
PORT  CHARLOTTE   
Age  9 years
65,9 % INFO:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Date distilled: 21st June 2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Cask type: Refill Barrel / Ex Bourbon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
1 of only 256 bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
A jostling jingle - bag  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
PORT  CHARLOTTE   
59,8 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
P C  1 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
TRO  NA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
LINNTEAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
BRUICHLADDICH  HEAVILY  PEATED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Non - Chillfiltered, Colouring Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay

PORT  CHARLOTTE    INFO
Aged  12  years  
63 %                              
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled: 21st  June 2002
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Outturn:  One of only 159 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 127.40
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Mango chicken vindaloo"

PORT  CHARLOTTE    INFO
Aged  12  years  
64,8 %                                          
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled: 21st  June 2002
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Outturn: One of Only 247 Bottles
Society Single Cask: CODE: 12 7 . 4 1
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Wham bam thank you ma'am ! "

PORT  CHARLOTTE
50 %                                                                            
SCOTTISH  BARLEY
HEAVILY  PEATED
Islay Single Malt
Peated to 40 PPM and Bottled using
Islay Spring Water from the Octomore
Field of Farmer James Brown
Non Chill - Filtered
Colouring Free
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay

PORT  CHARLOTTE
2 0 0 8  
50 %                                                         
ISLAY  BARLEY
HEAVILY  PEATED
To 4 0 P P M
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT
6  FARMS
6  TERROIRS
Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside,Starchmill, Sunderland
Using Spring Water from the Octomore Field
Of Farmer James Brown

Port Charlotte
The Heavily Peated Bruichalddich Scotch Whisky
Distilled, Matured and Bottled Un - Chill Filtered
and Colouring Free at Bruichladdich Distillery,
Isle of Islay, Scotland
Islay

PORT  CHARLOTTE  (2001  also see Bruichladdich, Octomore

PORT  CHARLOTTE   46 %

THE  PEAT  PROJECT
THE  HEAVILY  PEATED
BRUICHLADDICH  SCOTCH  WHISKY
ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT

Distilled, matured and Bottled at Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay

This "Peat Project" bottling brings together spirit from a number of different vintages for added complexity, and is head distiller Jim McEwan's statement of his vision for Port Charlotte:  The power of peat with elegance, complexity and the floral topnotes for which our Bruichladdich stills are famous.

Peated to 40 P P M and bottled using Islay spring water from the Octomore field of farmer James Brown.

The heavily - peated Port Charlotte spirit was some of the first to run after we had resurrected this wonderful Victorian distillery. While our core Bruichladdich spirit is elegant, complex and unpeated, a persistent thought intrigued us:

What would happen if we used our tall, long - necked Victorian stills to produce a heavily - The floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat - could it work?

You will judge the results of this fascinating - and ongoing - mission for ourselves: The Port Charlotte Peat Project.
Our mission was to explore the union of the elegance of spirit produced by the Bruichladdich stills and the heavily peated single malt style for which Islay is famous.

This spirit represents a great milestone for us at Bruichladdich. The Port Charlotte project has been a great - adventure - a journey with many twists and winds, and no few surprises along the way.

And here it is finally at 10 years - a landmark age for a whisky, and a opportunity for us to pause to look back over the road travelled, to reflect and to look again with fresh eyes on the fascinating road yet to come.

G. W. F. Hegel:                                        
"Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great or rational wheter in life or in science".

This Port Charlotte Islay Single Malt Whisky has been distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery by master Distiller Jim McEwan in homage to the exceptional single malt produced in the
village of Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, until 1929.

Extraordinary to think of the great pride we felt when bottling P C  5 back in 2006, in our heart  of hearts, none of us knew whether we' d still be around to celebrate P C  10.

This fantastic spirit's coming of age, it's been a long and rocky road but P C  10 is here and

This new Isle is the youngest distillery single malt has reached it's milestone - it's here to stay.

As we look forward to the rich future of this young Ileach, we bring with us the next generation here at Bruichladdich.

Allan Logan , and has been learning his trade at Jim's right hand for 10 years. He and other young craftsmen coming through are the future of this distillery - we recognize them now - "Tro Na Linntean": Trough the generations".

The heavily peated Port Charlotte spirit was some of the first to run after we had resurrected this wonderful Victorian distillery, while our core Bruichladdich spirit is elegant complex and unpeated, a persistent thought intrigued us.

What would happen if we used our tall ,ong - necked Victorian stills to produce a heavily - peated spirit? The floral elegant of Bruichladdich and heavy peat - could it work? You will judge the results of this fascinating - and ongoing - mission for yourselves : The Port Charlotte peat product.

We believe Terroir Matters:

We believe in Islay,
We believe in People.

We believe
In Authenticity,
Provenance and
Traceability.

We believe in slow
We believe
In Challenging
Convention

We believe in the
Soul of the Artisan

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.

We believe that Islay whiskies should have an authenticity derived from where it is distilled and where it is matured, from the philosophies of those who distil it; a sense of place, of terroir, that speaks of the land, the barley and water from which it was made, and of the human soul that gave it life.

Bruichladdich has made commitments to Islay farmers who now grow barley for us to distil single malt from 100 % Islay barley for the first time in the Island's history.

Multiple farms, multiple terroirs our aim is to create a product of flawless integrity and the most thought provoking whisky possible.

6 Farms, 6 Terroirs:
Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill, Sunderland.

"Once again Land and Dram united".

We believeTerroir Matters

We believe in Islay
We believe in People

We believe in Authencity, Provenance and Traceability

We believe in Slow
We believe  in challenging Convention

We believe in the Soul of the Artisan

PORT CHARLOTTE’S WHISKY RANGE RELAUNCHES
May 2018
Bruichladdich distillery is relaunching its heavily-peated Port Charlotte single malt whisky this May with a range of new expressions.

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old
Here to stay: Port Charlotte 10 Year Old will be the brand’s first permanent expression
The Islay distillery is set to introduce four new whiskies under the Port Charlotte brand: Port Charlotte 10, Islay Barley 2011, MRC:01, and MC:01.

Each expression in the new range has been made from barley peated to 40ppm, and is presented in an opaque green glass bottle as ‘a nod to the heavily-peated Islay category’, with black labels.

Port Charlotte 10-year-old marks the first permanent introduction of an aged-stated bottling in the brand’s history, and will replace the current multi-vintage Port Charlotte Scottish Barley.

The expression, which is bottled at 50% abv and uses only Scottish barley, has been matured in first-fill American oak, refill American oak and refill French wine casks.

It will be available in domestic markets around the world, as well as in duty free for around £50 for a 70cl bottle, and is described as having smoky sweet notes of ‘coconut, vanilla custard, lemon honey, smoke oysters and sun baked salty sand’.

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 is a new vintage comprised of whisky produced from barley grown on three Islay farms – Dunlossit, Sunderland and Kilchiaran. Bottled at 50% abv, the whisky has been matured in mostly first-fill American oak with some whisky aged in refill Syrah and Merlot wine casks. It will be available globally for around £60 per 70cl bottle.

Port Charlotte MRC:01 is a limited edition expression distilled in 2010, and matured in ex-wine casks from Bordeaux. Bottled at 59.2% abv, it will be available in domestic markets around the world for £90 per bottle.

Lastly, Port Charlotte MC:01 is a limited 2009 vintage matured in Marsala casks, which has been bottled at 56.3% abv and will be available in travel retail only. Its price is yet to be confirmed.

New range: Port Charlotte’s green and black identity now reflects Islay’s ‘heavily-peated style’

Douglas Taylor, CEO of Bruichladdich distillery, said: ‘Our distillery project is built around certain key principles which drive everything we do. The authenticity, provenance and transparency of our spirit is paramount.

‘Ultimately, we are a collective of like-minded people, passionate about this island and the single malt whisky we make here.’

Port Charlotte single malt is named after the nearby silent distillery of Port Charlotte, which ceased operation in 1929.

Bruichladdich distillery first began distilling heavily peated malt for Port Charlotte whisky in 2001, with the first bottling – PC5 – released as a five-year-old malt in 2006. Port Charlotte Scottish Barley was introduced in 2013 under new owner Rémy Cointreau.

PORT CHARLOTTE
MRC: 01
2010
£90.00 inc UK VAT
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With over 200 different cask types maturing in our warehouses, our cask exploration series showcases the influence of wood on our heavily peated spirit. Bottled at 59.2% alcohol and in limited numbers, we introduce the Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010. Distilled from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region, this sweet and fruity spirit has spent time in first fill American whiskey casks and second fill French wine casks. These component parts have been combined and matured for an extra year in the finest French oak from the Bordeaux left bank.

PORT
CHARLOTTE
MRC: 01
2010
TASTING NOTES
Nose – Initially you are met with a summer fruit and peat smoke extravaganza! Raspberry and cherry, with Turkish delight and smoky driftwood embers burst from the glass jostling for attention. There is a distinctly summer feel to this dram, no brooding peat monster it has a light, bright and fruity air. As the whisky opens you find the Islay sea breeze, ozone and salty. The oak, both American and French give real depth to the dram, classic vanilla, toasted bread, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, liquorice walnut and almond. Each time you go back to the glass there seems to be a bubble of red berry and ripe plum bursting under your nose.

Palate – Certainly warming at 59.2%, lively and sweet with icing sugar and marshmallow, bound in smoke. There is a rush to capture all that is taking place. Sweet red fruit and peat smoke melt away slightly as the power of the oak comes through with tobacco leaf and toasted oak. Maple syrup, pecan and coffee are complimented by hints of orange and cooked peach. There is a complexity here that didn’t seem possible on the first sip. As you go back to the glass that initial rush of flavour has become a more complete experience. Nowthere is salt spray, dry smoke and the oak is more prominent, raspberry and plum combine with vanilla and butterscotch.

Finish – On the finish the peat smoke is a little more medicinal than normal, think bandages and creosote. A dryness from the oak tells of the toasting of the French and the char of the American and the final combination in premium French oak together. The influence of the extra maturation in sumptuous first growth casks has added a layer of fruit that weaves its way through the smoke and into the heart of the whisky. The spirit is viscous and textured allowing a long finish where creamy vanilla, spicy clove and ripe peach melt away from the powerful peat smoke allowing it to finish alone, leaving the Port Charlotte DNA firmly in place.

Character – Lively, sunny, rosy, a wonderful experience and superb combination of fruit laden French oak, strong peat smoke and Islay maturation

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