Port Charlotte distillery

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Port Charlotte
Region: Islay
OwnerThe Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd
Capacity1,200,000 litres (planned)
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]


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 center of Port Charlotte village. After various owners, the distillery was finally closed in 1929. However, the buildings have remained intact.[1][2]


The brand was partially revived during 2009–14, although the distillery as such remained closed. Whisky distilled at nearby Bruichladdich is matured in oak casks at Port Charlotte. Whiskies currently bottled there include:

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Port Charlotte Distillery". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
  2. ^ a b c "Islayinfo.com". Retrieved 2010-08-01.
  3. ^ "The First Cut is the Steepest". Bruichladdich. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
  4. ^ Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
  5. ^ Port Charlotte PC 11

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