The whole idea behind Bruichladdich’s Micro-Provenance (or MP) series is to demonstrate the difference to be found between casks when starting at approximately the same place. Through this journey, one can explore the evolution of a single malt, comparing and contrasting…
For #LaddieMP5, head distiller Adam Hannett selected three single casks of Port Charlotte whisky:
- All starting at the same peat level – 40 ppm
- Using the same barley type – Optic
- Distilled within 2 weeks of each other in November 2005
- Then matured for 10 years…. just in different casks…
The result was a fascinating experiment and experience enjoyed by our original Mumbai whisky tasting group late August 2018.
Port Charlotte MP5 Single Casks Trio:
- PC MP5 10 year (2005/2016) Fresh American Bourbon Cask #1999 56.9% Warehouse P2. R19 Dunnage
- PC MP5 10 year (2005/2016) Bourbon & Bordeaux Cask #0013 59.9% Warehouse WH5. L2 Dunnage
- PC MP5 10 year (2005/2016) Virgin Oak Cask #0005 63.5% Warehouse P4. L8 Dunnage
I asked the Comms team for more info and they said the best thing to do is to watch the MP5 broadcast where Adam and Allan talked through the whiskies – well worth watching!
To get us in the mood for peaty full cask strength drams, I also opened up another bottle of Port Charlotte to help calibrate our palates. The whisky I selected for this purpose was:
Tasting notes will be available over the next few days….
Curious about other Bruichladdich Port Charlotte tasting experiences?
- PC Scottish Barley 50%
- PC 2007 CC:01 8 years 57.8%
- PC 12 Oileanach Furachail 58.7%
- PC 12 year (2003/2016) Sherry Cask No 622, 61.1% (Blackadder)
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