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PAC: 01 2011

Introducing the newest Cask Exploration edition of our heavily peated Islay single malt, the Port Charlotte PAC:01 2011 demonstrates the versatility of our soft, barbeque smokey Scotch in the highest quality French oak casks. Two parcels of Scottish barley distilled spirit have matured for a minimum of six years in ex-American oak casks before being transferred to red wine casks from the Gironde left bank, north of Bordeaux. Bottled at 56.1% abv, this spirit showcases stunning spice and fruit notes. It is a rich and elegant, undeniably Islay single malt.

Bottle Size: 750ml

Port Charlotte PAC: 01 2011 is available topurchase 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. 

Products purchased and shipped from the Global Laddie Shop will be subject to international shipping costs, timescales and the global Terms and Conditions of Sale.

"After just one year in the french oak, the results were dramatic; a beautiful ruby colour, and an abundance of dried fruit and spice."

- Adam Hannett, Head Distiller


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PAC: 01 2011

Tasting Notes


Nose

- Lots of fresh, fruit aromas mingle with the dry peat smoke to entice you into the dram; from the oak comes spices – cloves, ginger and cassia, along with chocolate, toasted malt with toffee, brown sugar and delicate coconut and vanilla notes. As you nose again, the fruit notes of both the spirit and the wood come together – melon and citrus from the spirit and dried plums and raisin from the cask. The earthy peat smoke wraps around the fruit and spice and holds everything together, highlighting the wonderful marine and ozone notes that breeze through the dram.

Palate

- As the first drop touches your tongue, a wave of flavours sweep across the palate, the sweetness from the oak and malt lead, followed by the smoke, citrus and dried fruit notes. Another sip helps to order the flavours, and you find the oak notes, the dried fruit, marzipan and spice. Caramel and chocolate notes emerge alongside the peat smoke with its earthy richness. A little water opens the citrus fruit and marine elements and brings out a little more of the coconut and vanilla notes from the oak. The structure on the palate is firm and round and balances the depth of flavour of this whisky.

Finish

- The peat smoke comes through on the finish with a more medicinal phenol style. Coconut and floral notes waver, and a saline marine element combines with the earthy smoke in the classic Port Charlotte style. The oak’s softness and the minerality of the spirit become wrapped in smoke, a familiar signature to this dram.

Character

- The depth of the oak and the harmony it creates with the smoke define this Port Charlotte cask edition’s character. Muscular and round in texture and flavour, yet with a typically dry, earthy smoke and marine breeze style, Port Charlotte.

Colour

- Ruby.


Product Specification


WHISKY TYPE:

HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Phenol Level:

40 PARTS PER MILLION

Vintage/Age:

2011 VINTAGE, 8 AGED YEARS

Alcohol Strength:

56.1% ALC./VOL

Barley Provenance:

100% SCOTTISH MAINLAND GROWN CONCERTO BARLEY

Maturation Profile:

  • MINIMUM 6 YEARS EX-AMERCIAL WHISKEY CASK MATURATION
  • REMAINING MATURATION IN EX-PAUILLAC RED WINE CASKS

Bottling:

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

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