Port Charlotte 16 Year was not originally intended for Bruichladdich's Féis Ìle 2020 bottling, but the distillery responded to requests for one despite the event being canceled. This bottling marks the oldest Port Charlotte release to date. This heavily-peated single malt was distilled in 2003 using Scottish barley. The spirit was split into three parcels for maturation. One was initially filled into refill hogsheads then recasked in 2012 into first-fill bourbon. One was initially filled into first-fill bourbon then recasked in 2013 into ex-Sauternes casks. And one was filled into a variety of casks including ex-sherry, ex-bourbon, and virgin oak. Only 3000 bottles produced.
Nose: Honey & lemon, pineapple, some smoked salmon and a soft trace of peat smoke, pine cones.
Palate: Mostly the citrus fruit that captures your attention: lemon, lime and pink grapefruit, with ongoing sweet bbq smoke, saltiness, sweet cocoa.