Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010 / 59.2% alc. Vol.
Bottled at 59.2% alcohol and in limited numbers, the Distillery introduces The Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010. Distilled from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region, this sweet and fruity spirit has spent time in first fill American whiskey casks and second fill French wine cask. These component parts have been combined and matured for an extra year in the finest French oak from the Bordeaux left bank.
Nose: Initially you are met with a summer fruit and peat smoke extravaganza! Raspberry and Cherry, with Turkish delight and smoky embers burst from the glass jostling for attention. There is a distinctly summer feel to this dram, no brooding peat monster it has a light, bright and fruity air. As the whisky opens you find the Islay sea breeze, ozone and salty. The oak, both American and French give real depth to the dram, classic vanilla, toasted bread, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, liquorice walnut and almond. Each time you go back to the glass there seems to be a bubble of red berry and ripe plum bursting under your nose.