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Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 vintage single malt whisky

ISLAY distillery Bruichladdich has expanded its range of Port Charlotte whiskies with the launch of Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 vintage single malt.

Eight farmers involved in the making of the new whisky took on the challenge of growing the barley used in the final malt within 15 miles of the distillery on the Hebridean island, helping to make it a whisky made from Islay itself.

The final result comes in a 700ml bottle and is priced at £75 from the Bruichladdich website. ABV for the expression sits at 50%.

The maturation profile consists of a first fill bourbon cask before being moved to a second fill Virgin oak cask and finishing up in a second fill Bordeaux wine cask.

Adam Hannett, head distiller, said: “Our Port Charlotte Islay Barley expressions encapsulate everything an Islay whisky can and should be, and the latest 2014 vintage is no different.”