Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It is a perfect union of Bruichladdich’s classic floral elegance, and heavy peat.
On the nose, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley displays peat, salt, black pepper, and tobacco. On the palate, there is a smoky sweetness, rich toffee, vanilla and citrus. The finish is long and heart-warming, with a smouldering smoky end notes.
Bruichladdich was built by 3 brothers, William, John and Robert Harvey on the shores of Loch Indaal, Islay, in 1881. The distillery was successfully run by William until his death in 1936, after which it changed hands many times.
Coming close to closure in 1994, it was rescued by and independent consortium in 2000, and restored to its former glory. The classic Victorian distilling equipment designed by John and built by Robert Harvey in 1881 was retained in the new distillery.
Distillation at Bruichladdich is still done using the original equipment and artisan skills, with no computerisation or modern equipment used. The famous Jim McEwan, was appointed as master distiller in 2000, and was the driving force behind Bruichladdich’s “Progressive Hebridian Distillers” philosophy and subsequent success.