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
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
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
Aged 8 years old
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
Aged 8 years old
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"
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 !
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
Aged 10 years Heavily - Peated
Islay Coastal Single Malt
HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY
4 0 PPM
Jim McEwan Bruichladdich Head Distiller
Distilled, matured and Bottled at
Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay
Age 9 years
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
P C 1 0
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
BRUICHLADDICH HEAVILY PEATED
Non - Chillfiltered, Colouring Free
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay
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
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.
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.