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ISLAY BARLEY 2012

DUNLOSSIT, SUNDERLAND, CRUACH, STARCHMILL, ROCKSIDE, ISLAND FARM, COULL AND MULINDRY FARMS

This high provenance, heavily-peated single malt was distilled from Islay-grown barley in 2012. A total of eight Islay farms came together to harvest the 2011 crop for Port Charlotte over a tempestuous summer. Each farmer had worked with us before, in Hunter Jackson, Ian Torrance, Ian MacKerrel, Raymond Fletcher, Mark French, Alistair Torrance, Raymond Stewart with father and son team Donald and Andrew Jones. Our community’s commitment to Islay is embodied here, where local barley is raised, distilled, matured and bottled only on Islay.

Our barley initiative has now developed into a rhythm, with an average of 18 different farms growing for us annually. With each harvest, our farming community gains yet more knowledge of what it takes to grow in these challenging conditions.

Bottle Size: 750ml

This product is available in: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MN, MT, NE, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, VT, WA, WY, WI.

"Our Port Charlotte Whiskies take their name from the 18th century fishing village two miles from the distillery. With two pubs and a school, it is a nexus for our community, the point where the roads of the rhinns meet."

- Adam Hannet, Head Distiller


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ISLAY BARLEY 2012

Tasting Notes


Nose

- Initially a fresh linen and sandy sea breeze note stands out. Zesty lemon, a green fruit signature, apple sauce and crunchy pears follow. Floral geranium notes come through with sea pinks and gooseberry. then creamy coconut dipped in chocolate opens up quickly with muddy peat smoke, burnt heather and peach skin. hints of vanilla and toasted malt. The aromas speak of the spirit, the distillation and the barley.

Palate

- On the lips it’s soft and sweet, texturally there is a thin honey style that slips across the palate. Immediately there is more from the cask here, vanilla, milk chocolate and light cedar and black pepper. Warmed scones and honey from the malt wrapped in earthy smoke and soft apricot. creamy, minty, tablet brings a sweetness and a warm salty sand hint of Islay.

Finish

- The finish is coconut and peat smoke, mildly iodine-y and hints of almond and geranium. The peat smoke gently fades away.

Character

- Wonderfully balanced to show the fruity style of the spirit on the nose and the delicate influence of the cask on the palate. The peat smoke weaves its way gently through the whisky highlighting the softer sweeter notes. This 2012 vintage has a freshness and balance that tells the story of the place to which it belongs.

Colour

- Barley Straw.


Product Specification


WHISKY TYPE:

HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Phenol Level:

40 PARTS PER MILLION

Vintage/Age:

2012 VINTAGE, 6 AGED YEARS

Alcohol Strength:

50% ALC./VOL

Barley Provenance:

100% ISLAY GROWN BARLEY FROM THE 2011 HARVEST. OXBRIDGE, PUBLICAN, PROPINO AND CONCERTO VARIETIES.

Maturation Profile:

  • 75% FIRST FILL BOURBON CASKS
  • 25% SECOND FILL WINE CASKS

Bottling:

BOTTLED UNCHILL-FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE AT BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY ON ISLAY

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