A 9-year-old heavily-peated whisky from Bruichladdich, distilled to their 'Port Charlotte' grade specifications.
This is from the Character Of Islay whisky company's "Wind & Wave' series and has been bottled in Australia for Barrel & Batch.
Distilled 2011 and aged for 9 years, this has been bottled at 50%.
Character Of Islay is an independent bottler of Islay whiskies from Atom Brands, the company also behind That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Darkness and Drinks By The Dram.
Exceedingly rare, independent Port Charlotte is only available to those bottlers with exceptional relationships in Scotland.
Tasting notes by Sam Simmons, Head Of Whisky for Atom:
Nose: Roast chestnuts, cinnamon cookies, damp oak and a whisper of tobacco.
Palate: Medicinal peat smoke arrives on the palate, joined by fresh cherry, vanilla and subtle violet hints.
Finish: Just a smidge of molasses and vanilla sneak out behind continued smoky salinity.
Barrel & Batch is an Australia whisky co-op that sources single cask and rare whiskies from all over the country including Scotland, American and Australia. The limited release whiskies are offered to members of the co-op, but here at The Oak Barrel we’re lucky enough to get our hands on a small number of the odd release.
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