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Dramfool Jim McEwan Port Charlotte 12 Year Old

Sale price£279.95
Only 2 bottles left

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Dramfool

Founder: Bruce Farquhar

Range: Jim McEwan Signature Collection (Release 8.2)

Distillery: Bruichladdich (heavily peated Port Charlotte distillate)

Age: 13 years old

Distilled: 05/06/2011

Bottled: 01/2024

Region: Islay, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Single first fill bourbon barrel

Cask Ref: #2124

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength of 60.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 175 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Port Charlotte 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Tasting notes by Jim McEwan MBE

Colour: Golden yellow, harvest gold.

Nose: That piquant downright head slapping marine influence intertwines with heather fires and Atlantic rollers all working brilliantly with the toasted oak and the sweetness of malt extract. Encapsulated in a handcrafted spirit and left to mature in an ex-bourbon barrel in a traditional 1881 built warehouse on Islay’s’ west coast.

Palate: Full bodied, sturdy and packed with passion!The peat smoke, maritime and the sweet cereal flavours arrive like an incoming tide. It’s an amazing combination. Hand crafted by Islanders who have the skills passed down from their fellow Distillers since 1881. The peat smoke, the sweet barley & the American oak, the Atlantic Ocean a stone’s throw from the Distillery play a major part in the flavour of the spirit which has been distilled super slowly, and all the casks spend their time looking after the Angels who frequent the warehouses.

Finish: It’s like an incoming wave that has taken 12 years to reach the shore!

About this Dramfool Jim McEwan release

Distilled on 5th June 2011 this whisky spent its whole 12-year life maturing in cask #2124, maturation taking place in a first fill Bourbon barrel from an unknown American distillery.

This classic bourbon cask, a favourite of Jim’s – although famous for his passion for wine casks! – give a wonderful stage for the true character of the spirit to shine.

Bottled in January 2024 as Release 8.2 of the Jim McEwan Signature Collection, like all whiskies within the collection, it was bottled un-chill filtered, with no added colour and at natural cask strength of 60.9% (Jim would have it no other way!), it yielded only 175 bottles.

Dramfool Jim McEwan Port Charlotte 12 Year Old
Dramfool Jim McEwan Port Charlotte 12 Year Old Sale price£279.95
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Bruce Farquhar, Founder of Dramfool

Meet The Founder

Bruce Farquhar

Bruce founded Dramfool in 2015 Bruce and has been bottling single cask whisky ever since. His passion for top whisky has taken him all over Europe and as far as Japan hosting tastings and spreading the word of Dramfool. His motto that ‘I only bottle whisky that I like’ does not waver. Bruce won’t offer a whisky for sale unless he feels it meets his standards. This has led to consistently high reviews from connoisseur drinkers and industry specialists alike.