Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50.1%
Score: 92 points

Port Charlotte PAC: 01 2011 Islay Single Malt. Image courtesy Bruichladdich.This is another complex Islay single malt from Bruichladdich’s Adam Hannett, who blended two parcels of Port Charlotte to create it. The first parcel spent six years in first-fill American Whiskey casks, then 2 years in first-fill Pauillac red wine casks from France. The second parcel was in first-fill American Whiskey casks for seven years, then went into second-fill Pauillac casks for final maturation. The nose has a good peaty character along with heather, a hint of brine, honey, and dried fruits. The taste is smoky with notes of grilled pineapple, a hint of brine, lime zest, and honey. The finish is long and smoky with a hint of spice and a citrusy tartness. (May, 2021)