The Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01 is the latest single malt crafted with pride at the house of Bruichladdich. Each is a tribute to the exceptional, heavily peated spirit that was created in the village, at Loch Indaal distillery, until its closure in 1929. Breaking with tradition, 2007 CC:01 has been kept full term in finest French oak, slumbering on Islay for eight years in casks that previously held one of the great eau de vie from the western Cognac region. It’s young and enthusiastic workforce defies convention by distilling, maturing and bottling all its whiskies on the remote Scottish island. Now some 85 strong they steadfastly refuse to artificially colour or chill filter their malts. They prefer instead to offer whiskies with an unusually high bottle strength.