Port Charlotte "Islay Barley" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (white tin) (750ml)
Using barley grown on Rockside Farm, this is fresh, sweet (agave syrup), delicate, and lightly buttery, with touches of lily of the valley and lemon sponge cake mix. The cereal character is restrained, with a charred hint on the palate along with banana, mandarin, cassia, and pink marshmallows (untoasted). The Laddie’s floral notes emerge late, and the whiff of white pepper on the end is all there is to remind you of its youth. A classy young whisky. (DB, Winter 2013)
Named for the famous distillery in the town of the same name, the new Islay Barley version of the PC is here! The massive intensity of Port Charlotte is framed in a very natural context. Tarry and phenolic, turning toward citrus and salt on the palate. The oily texture is lifted by a tartness that offsets the smoke nicely. A very exciting whisky for any Bruichladdich lover. This version of PC is distilled using a mash of all local barley from the island. It's bright and fresh on the finish.