Earlier this year Islay single malt whisky distillery Bruichladdich announced that it will be relaunching its heavily-peated Port Charlotte range; this week Singapore will see the first of the new core Port Charlotte range introduced here in a special invite-only, Feis Ile-style #WeAreIslay launch party.
Wholly conceived, distilled, matured and bottled on Islay, Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line sits between its regular unpeated range and the crazily peated Octomore offerings with what we call ‘peat with elegance and finesse’. The first of the reimagined Port Charlotte range is the Port Charlotte 10, which replaces its existing multi-vintage Scottish Barley offerings.
To celebrate the launch of the new Port Charlotte 10, Bruichladdich will be bringing a little bit of Islay to Singapore with a twist on Islay’s annual Islay Festival of Music & Malt – a carnival honouring the island’s culture of music and whisky – with a party on Friday 21 September 2018 at 7pm. Attendees will get to try the full new Port Charlotte range as part of a tasting guided by Bruichladdich head distiller Adam Hannett via a live stream from Islay. Yes, this includes the other three expressions scheduled to launch in Singapore only next year – the Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 (made wholly with Islay barley), the Port Charlotte MC:01 (a 2011 vintage matured in Marsala casks), and the Port Charlotte MRC:01 (a 2010 vintage aged in ex-wine oak casks sourced from Bordeaux’s left flank).
Aside from the guided tasting, there will be luscious whisky and food pairings (there’re burger, cheese, chocolate and beer stations, we hear), an opportunity to taste other rare Bruichladdich expressions, and live entertainment as befitting a festival celebrating all things Islay.
#WeAreIslay Party Ticket Giveaway
If you’re in the whisky trade or if you’re a celebrated member in Singapore’s whisky geek community, you may have already gotten yourself an invite to this party. If you haven’t, good news – we have a pair of tickets to give away on Instagram!
All you need to do is:
- Follow @spiritedsg and @bruichladdich on Instagram,
- See our IG post on the #WeAreIslay ticket giveaway,
- Comment on the IG post accordingly.
One winner will be picked by the SpiritedSingapore team from the comments on IG (comments on other platforms will not be considered for this contest). The winner will be DM-ed via IG to coordinate collection of one pair of tickets. Spirited Singapore’s decision regarding the organisation of contest, selection and distribution of tickets is final. Tickets are not transferable.
This IG contest ends 10.00am Singapore time (GMT+8) on 20 September 2018.
(Image above is not an actual ticket)