Thursday, May 14, 2020


The Bruichladdich Distillery, has announced the launch of a new 9 Year Old expression, from its heavily peated Port Charlotte Islay single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010 (55.1% ABV) which was bottled with a phenol level of 40ppm, was distilled in 2010, using a 2019 crop of Scottish barley.

Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010

The whisky was initially matured in a combination ex-Bourbon, ex-Syrah and ex-VDN (vin doux naturel) casks, before being finished in a Fernando de Castilla’s oloroso hogsheads in 2018.

Due to the rare and increasingly expensive nature of good quality and genuine sherry casks, over several years Bruichladdich has developed a relationship with the Jerez based Fernando de Castillahas bodega.

Fernando de Castilla, provides a limited number of butts and hogsheads, often in parcels personally recommended by its owner, Jan Pettersen. 

Commenting on the casks, Adam Hannett, Head Distiller at Bruichladdich Distillery, said: “These Oloroso hogsheads are superb casks. They’re smaller than your average butts, so they’ve quickly left a lasting impression on this complex single malt.”

This latest Port Charlotte release, is said to deliver notes of peat smoke, dark fruit, toffee, peach, honey, nutty nougat, baked orange, mulled wine spice. coffee, syrup, citrus, chocolate and crushed sea shells.

Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010, is now available from the Bruichladdich online shop, for a RRP of £90.00.

Posted by Steve Rush