Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012
Alcohol concentration: 50%
This high-yielding, heavily stemmed single malt was distilled from Islay-grown barley in 2012. A total of 8 Islay farms came together to harvest Port Charlotte's 2011 crop on a summery summer.
Every farmer has worked with us before, Hunter Jackson, Ian Torrance, Ian MacKerrel, Raymond Fletcher, Mark French, Donald and Andrew Jones, father and son team,
Alistair Torrance, working with us in Raymond Stewart. Our community's commitment to Islay is reflected here, where local barley is raised, distilled, matured and bottled exclusively on Islay.
Fragrance: Soft and sweet on the lips, with a thin honey note in texture that glides across the palate. Right now, there's more in the cask here, vanilla, milk chocolate, cedar and black pepper.
Malted hot scones and honey wrapped in earthy smoke and soft apricots. Creamy, mint-like tablets deliver sweetness and the warm salty lightness of Islay.
Palate: Coconut and peat smoke, moderate iodine and notes of almond and geranium. The peat smoke gradually disappeared.
Finish: Wonderful balance, showing a fruity body and subtle cask influence on the palate. Peat smoke weaves gently through the whisky, accentuating the softer sweetness.
Fresh and balanced, this 2012 wine tells the story of where it belongs.