Port Charlotte 16 Year Old Heavily Peated Scotch Whisky, 70cl, 55.8% ABV
Port Charlotte is a heavily peated single malt produced at Bruichladdich distillery, introduced after Murray McDavid purchased the distillery 2001. The brand is named after a historic distillery in the eponymous neighbouring town. Having been traditionally an un-peated single malt due to the needs of its formers owners for blends, Murray McDavid were quick to diversify the Bruichladdich portfolio, also introducing the even peatier Lochindaal and Octomore.
Originally intended as Bruichladdich distillery's Feis Ile release for 2020, after the festival was sadly cancelled, this was offered up by an online ballot in May that year instead. The whisky is a vatting of three parcels of 2003 vintage single malt. The first were refill hogsheads, recasked into first fill bourbon barrels in 2012. The second were first fill bourbon barrels reracked into ex-Sauternes casks in 2013. The final parcel was a variety of ex-sherry, ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks.
One of 3000 bottles.