It's the 2012 vintage of the excellent Port Charlotte Islay Barley single malt, made with... Well, with barley from Islay! Eight farms on the island grew the barley, which Bruichladdich distilled and matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon and second-fill wine casks. Big, bold and peaty, this is one supremely satisfying dram.
Nose: Toasted coconut, baked earth, a little seaweed, raspberry ice cream.
Palate: Cedar, vanilla tablet, a juicy hint of raspberry again, slowly building peat smoke and black pepper.
Finish: Subtle salty sea breeze lingers.