Head distiller of Bruichladdich, Jim McEwan did something unique with this expression. The Port Charlotte Islay Barley is made 100% on Islay. From the growing, harvesting and drying of the barley, down to the distillation, aging and bottling.
They used Oxbridge and Optic barley. This comes in at 40 ppm. Not exactly what I think of when I hear "Heavily Peated" and I'm actually glad it wasn't as peated as I was expecting based off the name. This is so well balanced and what I would dub and slightly more than lightly peated....far from heavy.
This was bottled at 50% abv.
No color added and non-chill filtered. (Just the way I like)
The color is very pale with a slight golden honey hue.
Although it is a NAS whisky, it does not taste young at all and I'd guess that the majority of this single malt whisky is double digits in age. It's a beautiful dram. So much so, it got Mike to show excitement over it!
Check out our review below to see how high of a score Just Mike gave his new favorite whisky:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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