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OLC: 01 2010

Part of the Cask Exploration series, our Port Charlotte OLC: 01 is one of the most unusual expressions we have released. It’s rarity is two-fold. Few single malts originally start their journey in such a complex combination of casks. Fewer still complete their journey in genuine Oloroso sherry hogsheads from a fine Spanish bodega like Fernando de Castilla. Distilled back in 2010, from the 2009 crop of Scottish Barley, this heavily peated single malt was first filled into an array of ex-bourbon, ex-Syrah and ex-VDN (vin doux naturel) casks. In 2018, this spirit was transferred into a parcel of Oloroso hogsheads that arrived at our distillery on the personal recommendation from bodega owner, Jan Pettersen.

Dry earthy peat smoke with roasted coffee, lime and figs. Chocolate and vanilla come through as the peat embers give a last hint of smoke.

Bottle Size: 750ml

Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010 is available to purchase online directly from Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay. Shipping is available to the following states within the USA:

AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, ID, LA, MA, MD, ME, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, TX, VT, VI, WY. 

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"Underneath there is a fruity sweetness - figs, orange and peach, with a nutty nougat note."

- Adam Hannett, Head Distiller


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OLC: 01 2010

Tasting Notes


Nose

- Initially lovely earthy peat smoke and dark fruit, fig predominantly and toffee. As the aromas start to open soft peach and honey appear and a nutty nougat note sets the tone. Baked orange and a hint of mulled wine spice. The peat smoke notes are constant and start to bring out some resinous woody aromas, the longer you allow it to open the more depth you discover, more roasted coffee, syrup and citrus, more chocolate and crushed sea shells.

Palate

- As soon as this dram touches your lips you feel the soft oily texture and then, as it coats the palate a subtle dryness changes the tone. The leading notes from the Oloroso cask and the peat smoke define the identity of the whisky but underneath there is a fruity sweetness – figs, orange and peach with a nutty nougat note. With another sip the darker notes of tobacco, boot polish and more earthy smoke give a pepperiness that really draws you into this magnificent whisky.

Finish

- The finish is a dry earthy peat smoke with lime and figs. A chocolate and vanilla note comes through and some salty, sandy character. Peat embers give a last hint of smoke.

Character

- This dram will leave you reeling, the Port Charlotte spirit is beautifully matched with the Oloroso casks. The initial blending of whisky has been tailored to suit. It’s another cask exploration that shows the versatility of the Port Charlotte whisky and demonstrates the exceptional quality of casks we source. The kind of dram that makes you fall in love with peated whisky.

Colour

- Autumnal, Mahogany, Amber.


Product Specification


WHISKY TYPE:

HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Phenol Level:

40 PARTS PER MILLION

Vintage/Age:

2010 VINTAGE, 9 AGED YEARS

Alcohol Strength:

51.1% ALC./VOL

Barley Provenance:

100% SCOTTISH MAINLAND GROWN OXBRIDGE BARLEY

Maturation Profile:

  • 30% FIRST FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS
  • 40% SECOND FILL AMERICAN WHISKEY CASKS
  • 25% VIN DOUX NATUREL CASKS
  • 5% SECOND FILL SYRAH CASKS
  • VATTED AND AGED IN FIRST FILL OLOROSO HOGSHEADS FOR 18 MONTHS

Bottling:

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

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