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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC7

Smoke Manifest

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

29th Aug 2012


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Nose: Considering the description "heavily peated whisky", I was pleasantly surprised not to be overwhelmed with peat. But the nose is distinctly of smoke and everything else it can conjure-- rubber and campfires. Not too much else in the smell though.

Palate: Oily, and quite obviously tasting of smoke and butter. Butterscotch too, but a somewhat sour aftertaste.

Finish: Pleasant lingering smoke, for many minutes, the number of which I lost count.

Overall a good experience. My main complaint, besides the ashy sourness on the palate, is that most of the malt's character is defined by the peat alone. To be perfectly fair, I should maybe say that this is not my typical kind of whisky. However, even though I don't scout out peat-bombs, I was pleasantly surprised that I could enjoy this one-- as much as the good score reflects.




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vanPelt commented

I should emphasize that this was the 46% version, so unfortunately I cannot comment on the cask strength version. The way that Bruichladdich categorizes the 2 different versions is very unclear to me. Since the Connosr website categorizes the cask strength (although under both the "Bruichladdich" distillery here and the "Port Charlotte" distillery categorization elsewhere), perhaps I should change my score to the average to not reflect the quality of the diluted version?

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