A 13-year-old Port Charlotte from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
Port Charlotte is the heavily-peated expression from the distillery (Octomore being ultra-peated) and this is a rare example if the distillery in indie bottling hands.
Batch 6 is at 52.7% with 1,317 bottles in the run.
A whisky of earthy, coastal peat and smoke with a roasted nuts and cured meats backbone. There's also citrus and fruit, but this is a whisky where the thick smoke is the star.
From the bottlers:
"Here we have another whisky from the excellent Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, but you might note that we’ve spelt their name incorrectly on the label - we’ve written it as 'Port Charlotte'. Ah, you see, that is because Bruichladdich use the Port Charlotte name for whisky they’ve produced using heavily peated barley (though not super-extreme-silly levels of peat - that’s their Octomore bottlings). As such, we’ve given centre stage to the 5 molecules that produce the phenolic compounds in peated whisky."
- Single Malt