It was in 2001 that Bruichladdich single malts were first released under the Port Charlotte label, in honour of the town a couple of kilometres from the distillery.
40ppm is the average peat level of this edition, also presented since 2018 in limited versions under the name Cask Exploration Series, the latest incarnation of which was recently announced.
Fifth bottling of the series, under the name Port Charlotte SC: 01 2012, it represents the first made entirely from Islay barley, sourced from seven farms, with the focus as always on terroir in whisky production.
Barley from the Concerto, Propino, Publican and Oxbridge varieties, harvested in 2011 and which, after distillation, was matured in ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks of first and second fill, with finishing in ex-Sauternes.
A total of nine years of ageing, 55.2%ABV and, as always, no colouring agents or chillfiltration, at a price that should be around EUR 110.00.