Port Charlotte PC12 Oileanach Furachail
Peated Single Malt
Port Charlotte // Islay, Scotland
Oileanach Furachail is the 8th release in Bruichladdich's Port Charlotte PC series, an annual release of cask strength bottlings that began with the five-year-old PC5 Evolution. Each expression in the series is given a name in the old language, and "oileanach furachail" is in reference to a teacher grooming his apprentice to take on the craft - in this case, Master Distiller Jim McEwen and Adam Hannett, who worked together from 2006 until McEwan's retirement in 2015. This heavily-peated Islay single malt is only available through select Global Travel Retail outlets. It's bottled at a hefty 58.7% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"No half measures, peat is the main character here. Heavy smoke, motor oil, and lots of marine influences - iodine, oysters, brine and salt. There's also dark fruits coming from the sherry - dates, plums or grapes - taming the peat. On the palate, lots of spices appear such as cloves, white pepper and ginger. A hot sensation envelops everything such as a habanero pepper would. Roasted pears and overcooked oranges sweeten the dram. The finish is long and smoky. A feeling of dry red wine towards the end. A complex yet balanced dram!"