Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 50%
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  • smoky
  • vanilla sweetness
  • peaty
  • burnt caramel
  • oily
  • fresh fruit
  • citrus
  • nutty
  • malt

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
Heavily peated contender.
 
Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland, the World even. It was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a dynastic Whisky family. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time, and way ahead of its time.
 
Today, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it did over 100 years ago. Their belief is, as the French culinary saying goes, "it is in the oldest pots that the best soup is made". Slow fermentation, slow distillation, in very traditional, wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir.
 
Part of their heavily peated range, Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte is a journey through its Islay home and Scottish heritage. The peat is cranked up to 40PPM and is perfect for all you smoke lovers out there. This expression takes the usual floral notes that are characteristic of Bruichladdich and intertwines them magnificently with a strong heft of peat. It also throws in some sea air for good measure, capturing the roving waves around its coastal birthplace.
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Yellow gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smoke from the get go, with undertones of vanilla and toffee.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Warming smoke with notes of caramel and a smooth nuttiness peaking through, the malty barley flavor also makes an appearance.
 
Finish
A good dose of peat that lingers amongst vanilla and thick oak and barley hints as well.
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  • smoky
  • vanilla sweetness
  • peaty
  • burnt caramel
  • oily
  • fresh fruit
  • citrus
  • nutty
  • malt
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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