Port Charlotte Islay Barley

Peated Single Malt

Port Charlotte // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 225 )

Launched in fall 2014, Port Charlotte Islay Barley is made of barley exclusively sourced from Islay. More important maybe for the taste profile, this is a rather generous 40ppm, so you can expect a peaty malt. The spirit was aged in a mix of American and White oaks and was bottled without being chill filtered. This is young, without caramel coloring, so it looks pretty clear.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    European and American oak mix

Tasting Notes

"Peat is your friend. If not, keep nosing this whisky and you will get immediately a very briny and salty profile, and then a surprisingly fresh and zesty style. This is confirmed on the nose, with a first attack of lemon and grapefruit aromas. Quite a lot of acidity also. Wait a bit longer and it gives way to more complexity and new flavors, including vanilla and peat. Wait again and the peat gets stronger, but always balanced by the briny side of this whisky, along with seaweed and good oiliness."

Flavor Profile

Briny & Peaty