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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                                                                                                                                                                                  
1 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  
Society Cask Code:                                                                                                                                                      
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 Char-
lotte: 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 resur-
rected 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 Bruich-
laddich 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.

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

A heavily peated single malt, distilled on the Isle of Islay at Bruichladdich distillery.

Port Charlotte is Bruichladdich’s heavily-peated single malt, with a peating level of around 40ppm. Bruichladdich describes Port Charlotte as having ‘the power of peat with the elegance, complexity and floral top notes for which our Bruichladdich stills are famous’.

The first Port Charlotte release was the five-year-old PC5 Evolution, and successive bottlings have included Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2008 (distilled from barley grown on Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill and Sunderland farms), Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Eòrna Na h-Alba (PC11) and the travel retail exclusive PC12 Oileanach Furachail. The latter marks the retirement of Bruichladdich master distiller Jim McEwan and the succession of Adam Hannett to the role.

PRODUCED AT
Bruichladdich

The Port Charlotte brand commemorates the former Lochindaal distillery, which operated in the village of Port Charlotte two miles south of Bruichladdich from 1829 until 1929. Initially known as Port Charlotte distillery, the facility was making 128,000 gallons of spirit per annum during Alfred Barnard’s mid-1880s visit, which compared with Lagavulin’s 75,000 gallons and the 250,000 gallons being produced by Ardbeg at the time.

In 1920 Lochindaal’s owner, JF Sheriff & Co, was bought out by Benmore Distilleries but just nine years later Benmore was purchased by the Distillers Company Limited (DCL), which immediately closed Lochindaal.

The plant was subsequently removed although some of the buildings continued to be utilised by the now defunct Islay Creamery until the 1990s, while others were taken over by a garage business and Islay Youth Hostel. Two substantial, stone-built warehouses have remained in use for the maturation of spirit, and it is there that today’s Port Charlotte single malt is aged.

There too Bruichladdich planned to create a new distillery in which to produce heavily-peated whisky, but the plans never came to fruition, and it seems highly unlikely that distilling will return to the village since the acquisition of Bruichladdich by French company Rémy Cointreau in 2012.

The Bruichladdich team notes that ‘following his visit here [to Lochindaal] in 1885 Alfred Barnard wrote ‘Peat only is used in drying the malt, fired in open chauffeurs,’ a testament supported in a few surviving faded photographs showing the huge peat stacks waiting to be fed to the kiln fires. Port Charlotte is in essence a tribute to the men who worked Lochindaal.

Production of Port Charlotte at Bruichladdich commenced on 29 May 2001, and was the very first distillation carried out by the new distillery team after its revival in the hands of Murray McDavid, following five years of silence.
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