Bruichladdich Distillery aims to express its origins—the island of Islay—through its whiskies, including the heavily peated Port Charlotte 10 year old. The whisky was named No. 4 in Whisky Advocate’s 2018 Top 20, scoring 93 points and impressing the blind tasting panel with its balance of peat, fruit, malt, and rich character. Bruichladdich head distiller Adam Hannett gives some background on the whisky’s creation and how it came to be a distinct single malt unto itself.
This virtual tasting features two examples of bottled in bond whiskey—that is, American whiskey from one distillation season and one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, then bottled at exactly 100 proof.
This sommelier-led virtual tasting features two innovative American whiskies from Blackened that showcase how this brand uniquely utilizes black brandy finishing and Metallica-fueled sonic enhancement to create truly one-of-a-kind bourbon/rye blends.