Released as part of the Cask Exploration series, this Port Charlotte PMC: 01 is one of the distilleries most unusual expressions to date.
This 2013 vintage is the first time that Port Charlotte spirit has matured in Pomerol casks. Pomerol is home to some of the finest and most sought-after red wines in the world and is the smallest of all the major Bordeaux wine appellations. The versatile Port Charlotte spirit has been profoundly influenced by the flavour of the oak, with notes of black berry, plum and aged leather.
Barley Provenance: Scottish Concerto barley.
Distilled in 2013
AGE: 9 Aged Years
Maturation Profile: First filled into first-fill Bourbon barrels in 2013 and matured for 4 years. In 2017, spirit re-casked into Pomerol casks and matured for the next 5 years.
Phenol Level: 40 parts per million (PPM)
Nose – Warm peat smoke and red fruits open on the nose, moving to stewed pears, melon and a subtle marine note. Delicate floral notes of rose and geranium follow, with hints of vanilla, honey, leather and toasted oak coming from the wood. As the spirit opens further, a subtle spice mix of clove and ginger comes to the fore, with a touch of marzipan.
Palate – Malt sugar and peat smoke complement the tremendous viscosity of the liquid which coats the palate. The influence of the cask continues and showcases the harmonious balance of oak and fruit, with succulent blackberries, plum and aged leather.
Finish – Mellow marine tones, crushed seashells and a hint of citrus lemon rind nod to the single malt’s all-Islay maturation while Port Charlotte’s signature peat smoke lingers.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Bruichladdich.