Port Charlotte distillery

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Port Charlotte
Region: Islay
Location Islay
Owner The Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd
Founded 1829
Status Rebuilding
Capacity 1,200,000 litres (planned)
Mothballed 1929-2009
Location map
Map of distilleries on Islay

Port Charlotte was a Scotch whisky distillery on the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery was based in the village of Port Charlotte on the grounds of the former Lochindaal Distillery two miles southwest from the Bruichladdich distillery. [1][2]

The distilling equipment came from the former Inverleven Distillery, Dumbarton, which was demolished in 2003. The equipment was dismantled and shipped to the island by barge.[2]

History[edit]

Port Charlotte Distillery was a purpose-built distillery, founded in 1829, which was still in operation until 1929.[3] It was formerly called the Lochindaal distillery. The distillery was located in the centre of Port Charlotte village. After various owners, the distillery was finally closed in 1929. However, the buildings have remained intact.[1][2]

Revival[edit]

The brand was partially revived from 2009-14. Whisky distilled at nearby Bruichladdich is matured in oak casks at Port Charlotte. Whiskies currently bottled here include:

  • Port Charlotte Scottish Barley, ABV 50%.[4]
  • PC 11 Heavily peated, ABV 59.8%.[5]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 55°44′23″N 6°22′42″W / 55.73972°N 6.37833°W / 55.73972; -6.37833