Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 Year Old "Heavily Peated" Single Malt Scotch Whisky
"This first permanent release of Port Charlotte 10 year replaces the multi-vintage Cuvee Scottish barley. As the flagship, Port Charlotte showcases the smoky, barbecue quality of our spirit. A new bespoke green glass bottle is a nod to the heavily peated malts of Islay, but unlike many, it is: Conceived, distilled, matured, and bottled on Islay.
The smoke is calmed by the marine, ozone character, and time has brought a balance, a harmony in the combination of oak, smoke, and spirit. While the smoke is always discernible on the nose it is dry, earthy, peat-ash in its style and so allows the oak to come forward with waves of golden caramel, fudge, vanilla custard, hints of ginger, nutmeg, and clove. There is citrus fruit, coaxed from the glass with a drop of water, gentle lemon meringue and clementine. Breathe deeply and the floral aromas of wild thyme, heather, and sea pink bring you to this Atlantic coast."