HEAVILY PEATED ISLAY SINGLE MALT RANGE
Our Port Charlotte single malts are peated to a heavyweight 40PPM. Trickle distilled through our tall, narrow necked stills, the resulting rich and aromatic spirit has all the power of peat with the elegance and finesse for which our stills are famous. Port Charlotte single malt explores the complexities of natural whisky through barley provenance, cask influence and the passing of time.
OUR ISLAY REVOLUTION
HIGH PROVENANCE ISLAY WHISKY
For too long Islay has been exploited by those seeking to trade on the cachet of its name. It’s become a badge to add credibility and value, with increasingly fragile links to the reality of the island. Islay has become a flavour profile not a provenance, with distillers importing barley from outside Scotland, then shipping spirit off the island to mature in undisclosed mainland warehouses.
From the outset it has been our ambition to create the highest provenance Islay whisky. There are easier places to make whisky. Simpler methods and processes. It’s cheaper to build warehouses on the mainland. But we’re not interested in easy options.
We believe to be called an Islay malt brings with it responsibilities – responsibilities to our community and to future generations here. Of nine distilleries on the island we’re the third smallest, yet we are its largest private employer; 80 of our 111 hundred strong team are based here. This means something.
This is not a mythical land of legend and tradition; our Islay is vibrant, dynamic, young and passionate. To us, Islay is not a label or a marketing equity. It’s our home and at the heart of our decision making.