50% abv, €60, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: fruit, smoke, salt, melon wrapped with ham, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, fresh air, eucalyptus
Palate: sweet, fruit, grapes, citrus, grapefruit,, dry white wine, rosemary, lavender, barley, hay, cereal
Finish: smoky, dry, long, sweet, fruit, melon, apples
Conclusion: nice one again, although she is a bit steep on the price.
More info: This was dram three during a twitter tasting with four surprise 20cl samples of the new 2013 core range from Bruichladdich, who also hold the Port Charlotte and Octomore brand names.
from the website: Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, Port Charlotte – Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt – a union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat.
This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish Barley the spirit gently matures in the Lochside village of Port Charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using Islay spring water.