Bruichladdich PC8 wins Spirit of Fringe Award

The Royal Mile Whiskies website announced earlier in the week: "For the third year running, all visitors to Whisky Fringe were given the chance to vote for their favourite spirit tasted that weekend. In a clear cut victory for peat lovers, PC8 Port Charlotte was the outright winner this year. Its name will be engraved on our the Spirit of the Fringe silver trophy coaster and a bottle will sit proudly in our Edinburgh shop display cabinet until next year, when it will be replaced after Whisky Fringe 2010 by the next winning spirit." Good publicity for Islay and the Bruichladdich Distillery and a good reason to publish the following press release: Continue reading....

The annual Whisky Fringe tasting, organised by Royal Mile Whiskies, took place last weekend at the old church of Mansfield Traquair during the Edinburgh Festival. Around 200 whiskies were available for tasting by members of the public and all visitors were given the chance to vote for their favourite spirit tasted over the weekend. PC8, heavily peated Bruichladdich to the tune of 40 ppm's worth, was voted by the general public as the Spirit of Whisky Fringe 2009, and awarded the trophy. Bruichladdich has been well received by Edinburgh’s whisky fans. In the last three years it has won this trophy twice and came second once.

This achievement was all the more impressive as this 8 year old whisky was up against contenders that were considerably older, in some cases four times the age. PC8 is the fourth and final release in the dramatic 6 tin image series. The picture tins, having featured the distiller, his team, Islay people, now showcase Islay’s heritage. 'Ar Duthchas', land of our fathers, portrays landmarks from Islay’s remote Rhinns peninsula, celebrating Mans’ long presence, the tangible heritage, of this special isle. PC8, bottled on islay at 60.5% should be compared to previous bottlings PC5, PC6 and PC7 that were rated at 95, 96 and 96.5 in the 2009 Whisky Bible by Jim Murray.

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