Port Charlotte Islay Barley Scotch
Indulge in the exquisite balance of peat and barley with Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 Scotch Whisky. A harmonious blend of bold and delicate, this whisky is a journey through Islay's unique landscapes and a testament to local craftsmanship, a true delight for the senses.
Discover the liquid poetry of Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014—a singular symphony of bold peat and delicate barley, handcrafted on the illustrious shores of Islay. This whisky whispers the tales of time and tide, enveloping the senses in a dance of smoke and sweetness. The intricate ballet of flavors unfolds with each sip, narrating the story of Islay's rugged beauty and the meticulous craftsmanship of local farmers, distillers, and maturation experts.
With a quiet complexity, Port Charlotte Islay Barley showcases the delicate balance of fruit and smoke which the single malt is renowned for.
Malty digestive biscuits and peat embers open on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla and notes of honey, toffee and Crème Brûlée. As the whisky breathes its fruity character comes to the fore, with lemon rind and peat smoke rising from the glass, moving to grapefruit, ripe melon, peach and crisp red apple. Port Charlotte’s signature maritime note is offset with a touch of wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, showcasing the depth and complexity of this single malt.
An initial citrus tang is followed by sweet ripe fruit and gentle peat smoke. A subtle marine character comes through, with this sandy minerality complemented with toasted oak. On a second sip, the balance of fruit and smoke is unmistaken, with a medley of apricot, peach and ripe melon delicately wrapped in charred heather and peat embers. The maturation in American bourbon barrels brings lightly toasted oak notes, with a hint of coconut, creamy marzipan and tobacco.
Soft stoned fruit and toasted oak sweetness leave a beautifully balanced finish, while a subtle, dry barbeque smoke lingers.