Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012: Bruichladdich introduces the next edition of the Cask Exploration series
Intenselywith a in Sautenes
Since Bruichladdich first released the Port Charlotte Single Malts in 2001, the name has stood for heavily peated single malt. 40 characterise the peated for Port Charlotte, which is named after the town on the island of Islay, which is only two miles away from the . In addition to the Port Charlotte Single Malt Whiskies of the core range, friends of smoky have also been enjoying special editions, the so-called Cask Explorations, since autumn 2018. Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012 is the latest among them and has now been presented.
The name of the series already reveals what the makers of Port Charlotte are all about with these bottlings: Great attention is not only paid to the Bruichladdich-typical terroir, but also to the hand-picked casks, which particularly characterise the whisky aromatically. Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012 is the fifth Cask Explorations edition after MRC: 01, MC: 01, OLC: 01 and PAC: 01, but the first to be made from 100% Islay .
Islay barley meets French premium wine barrels
The barley for Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012 was grown on seven of Bruichladdich's partner farms. The barley varieties were Concerto, Propino, Publican and Oxbridge. It was harvested in 2011, shipped to the mainland for and returned to the distillery with the mentioned 40ppm phenols. After , and , the was matured in a special cask combination: The spirit, which had previously been stored in hand-picked and first- and second-fill American whisky , was filled at different stages of into casks in which previously one of the best Sauternes wines in France was matured, as the current press release reports.
An example of Port Charlotte's adaptability
The Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012 was smoky, with floral notes of gorse, honey, some coconut and fudge.at the of 9 at 55.2% without chill filtration and in natural . It it released with an RRP of 110 Euros. Bruichladdich describes the profile as smooth,
This experiment is a wonderful example of Port Charlotte's adaptability and serves as an inspiration for the entire Cask Exploration Series, according to Head Distiller Adam Hannett.