ISLAY BARLEY 2014

This Port Charlotte vintage was distilled in 2014 using 100% Islay grown barley.

Aged for seven years in first fill bourbon casks, second fill virgin oak and Bordeaux wine casks. Peated at 40ppm, 50% ABV and bottled on Islay with Islay spring water.

This whisky is non-chill filtered & coloring free.

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Islay Barley 2014

Tasting Notes


Character

- With a quiet complexity, Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 showcases the delicate balance of fruit and smoke which the single malt is renowned for.

Colour

- Light Amber

Nose

- Malty digestive biscuits and peat embers open on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla and notes of honey, toffee and Crème Brûlée. As the whisky breathes its fruity character comes to the fore, with lemon rind and peat smoke rising from the glass, moving to grapefruit, ripe melon, peach and crisp red apple. Port Charlotte’s signature maritime note is offset with a touch of wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, showcasing the depth and complexity of this single malt.

Palate

- An initial citrus tang is followed by sweet ripe fruit and gentle peat smoke. A subtle marine character comes through, with this sandy minerality complemented with toasted oak. On a second sip, the balance of fruit and smoke is unmistaken, with a medley of apricot, peach and ripe melon delicately wrapped in charred heather and peat embers. The maturation in American bourbon barrels brings lightly toasted oak notes, with a hint of coconut, creamy marzipan and tobacco.

Finish

- Soft stoned fruit and toasted oak sweetness leave a beautifully balanced finish, while a subtle, dry barbeque smoke lingers.


Product Specification


WHISKY TYPE:

UNPEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Phenol Level:

40 PARTS PER MILLION

Vintage/Age:

2014, 7 Aged Years

Alcohol Strength:

50% ALC./VOL

Barley Provenance:

100% Islay Concerto and Propino barley

Maturation Profile:

84% first fill bourbon casks, 8% second fill Virgin oak and 8% second fill wine casks

Malting:

Heavily Peated