From the Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company, this is a 13 year single malt from the Port Charlotte, which is actually just the code name for Bruichladdich’s heavily peated whisky. This one is quite interesting, seeing as it spent all of its life in a cask which previously held fine French Jurancon white wine. This heavily peated monster of a single malt was put in cask #1036 on the 20th of December, 2001, and bottled on the 9th of March, 2015. The outturn was of 271 bottles, all at glorious cask strength, 62.8% ABV.
Nose: Intense peat smoke, lots of ash, sweet oak with heavy layers of grapes and rich wine. Charcoal and vanilla interplay, with hints of almond and orgeat. Citrus rind and succulent malty apples.
Palate: Silky delivery of peat and sweet wine, fresh grapes, red fruit, smoked malt, orgeat, citrus rind, spice and some chocolate.
Finish: Nutty spice, peat smoke for ages.
Overall: A fabulous dram, full of strength and sweetness. Islay whisky at its most vibrant and compelling.