Port Charlotte 2002 | PC9 An Ataireachd Ard

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 59.2%

Bottled in 2011, Port Charlotte PC9 was the fifth release of the PC series celebrating Bruichladdich's heavily-peated Port Charlotte style (40ppm) and the first to include spirit from the 2002 vintage.

Bottled at cask strength 59.2%, Port Charlotte PC9 was matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry American oak casks and while its predecessor PC8 was a run of 30,000 bottles, only 6000 PC9 were produced to conserve remaining stocks of the early Port Charlotte distillations, meaning this is one of the rarer PC editions.

An Ataireachd Ard is Gaelic for 'Surge of the Sea', an evocation of Islay's coastal and fragile nature at the mercy of the elements.

Distillery / Brand

Bruichladdich / Port Charlotte





Country Scotland
Region Islay
Bottling Year 2009
Age 9
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 59.2%


 Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes:

Colour: Rich Medium Amber/Harvest Gold.

Nose: No hanging around, it erupts from the glass in an olfactory fusion of black boot polish, pure peat smoke, spicy black peppercorns, treacle toffee, dark succulent dates, crushed seashells, ozone, menthol – it’s a vortex of aromas. On the second wave, I find Christmas pudding, burnt orange and cinnamon sticks all contained within this cocoon of phenol. Absolute interfusion of Islay character. It’s a life support system – Brilliant!

Palate: No respite, this is quick and the dead. Now you can taste the rich, sweet flavours from the Spanish casks, the crème brulée from the bourbon, the biscuity, shortbread flavours of the barley, and always, that magical zesty, lemon peel flavour that is so unique to Bruichladdich spirit. Those flavours give the spirit complexity and balance so that you are not suffocated in a peat bog; your senses are alive and awake. PC9 is still young and gaining in sophistication, it gives you that heart-warming feeling that comes from passion distilled with pride. Well done my son, we are proud of your progress.

Finish: The finish is as glorious as an Islay sunset and it’s here on the ending that you experience some of the most pleasurable moments you will ever experience in the company of an Islay malt. Mood – Bracing walk, sea spray splattered.


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