7.2 (2)
Brand
Port Charlotte
Expression
PC12 Oileanach Furachail
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
58.70%
Source
Bruichladdich
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Review by Port Charlotte

Colour

Polished walnut in an autumn sunset.

Nose

Opens with bursts of smoke, salt and dark fruit then develops raisins, toffee, sweet oak and ripe plum. Hints of cinnamon spice, polish, candied orange and lemon peels. hazelnut and dates.

Palate

Rich and succulent in texture bringing harmony to a spirit of 58.7%. Sherry flavours of date and fig combine with peat smoke to balance honey, lemon and hot toasted oak. Apricot pear and green apple are subtle but the character of our pure spirit cannot be hidden. There have been no shortcuts to get here. Long years in our warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal have brought out the exceptional qualities of casks sourced from far and wide. Combine this with the influence of fresh salty Islay air and you have a dram of unmistakable character.

Finish

You may think it will never end as the smoke lingers releasing touches of liquorice, date and sweet malt. Close your eyes and you are on Islay. As this dram fades you can reflect on another step of your journey and look forward with confidence as there are many more to come.

Note

In the Port Charlotte PC range we celebrate change. Our very first release, PC5, eight short years ago was named “evolution”. With arrivals there are departures. Nothing lasts forever. And so, the master must one day pass his craft to his apprentice and nurture the next generation.

Adam Hannett has been working alongside Jim McEwan since 2006, watching and learning from the legendary distiller. Adam has a special talent, a perceptive nose and a rare ability to analyse and objectify sensory experience. One day the ultimate responsibility for this precious spirit will rest on his shoulders. Here we acknowledge Adam and his ongoing journey with Jim. “Oileanach furachail”.

Source: Bruichladdich