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Port Charlotte 2004 Rona's Cask Bottled 2018 - The Islay Boys 70cl / 55.5%
27 August 2019
A bottle of Port Charlotte 13 Year Old Rona's Cask. This was distilled on 15 July 2004 at Bruichladdich distillery, matured in a single refill sherry hogshead and bottled at cask strength in March 2018 by The Islay Boys Ltd. It was bottled for Rona MacKenzie of Port Charlotte, Islay Boy Donald MacKenzie's mother.
This is bottle number 147 of 267; it was bottled from cask number 883.
Donated by Islay Boys owner Donald MacKenzie.
Port Charlotte is the name given to heavily-peated whiskies produced at Bruichladdich distillery.
Bruichladdich's unpeated character sets it apart from its Islay neighbours, and it has long been known as the malt that the locals drink. It was built by brothers William, Richard and John Harvey in 1881 and, like its late Victorian counterparts, mainly produced malt to supply blends. The distillery passed through several owners during the 20th century and joined Whyte & Mackay's portfolio in 1993. It was closed for a short period until it was purchased by Murray McDavid and reopened in 2001. The new owners revitalised the distillery, re-racking some of the spirit into fresh casks (including ex-wine and fortified wine barrels), and investing in the bottling line which created jobs for the islanders. Today the distillery is owned by Rémy Cointreau and has become known for its innovation, producing peated expressions such as Port Charlotte and Octomore, reviving the archaic Bere barley variety, and using a recomissioned Lomond still to produce Botanist gin with botanicals grown on Islay.
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This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.