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Port Charlotte An Turas Mor

Sea Breeze

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

8th Jan 2012

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An Turas Mor is Gaelic for ‘The Great Journey’ with which the makers refer to the coming of age of this malt, i.e. the journey towards 10 years old. This release from 2010 differs significantly from previous and subsequent releases. First, it is a multi-vintage blend (sources claim they did not have enough 9 Year Old PC to bottle at the time) and second, it is not bottled at cask strength.

The nose is very coastal, as if the briny sea water is spayed into your face. Soft peat. Soft are also the hints of vanilla and apples. Some blue cheese and stale beer. The predominant aromas, however, are stable and wet hay.

The palate is somewhat oily and feisty, with mostly dry peat and sea salt. Some fruit, but that remains in the background. Olive oil and even a hint of tar.

The medium long finish is smoky with quite a sweet twist. The bourbon cask rears its head primarily in the finish.

Port Charlotte is for peatfreaks. This one is very quaffable and affordable (about 42 EUR).

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6 comments

@dbk
dbk commented

Could our impressions of this whisky have been any more similar, @markjedi1?! See my review for a comparison: connosr.com/reviews/port-charlotte/…

Interestingly, those 'farm' notes you mention (stable, wet hay) came to predominate in my bottle, too, but only after I had drunk about half of the contents.

8 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Holy crap, @dbk, that is almost creepy! Great minds taste alike, eh? Have you tried any of the other PC's?

8 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk commented

I have bottles of PCs 5 through 8, but haven't opened them yet. I'm excited to do so (especially after your and others' reviews), but I'm actually taking a bit of a peat break these days—Octomore 2.2, Big Peat, and a bottle of Longrow Gaja Barolo are the only heavily peated whiskies I currently have open. I'm sure I'll come back around to the great world of peat again soon, though.

8 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

I know what you mean! I'm currently trying a whole range of Campbeltowners (Springbank and Longrow primarily) and look forward to the lighter stuff myself. Next up are some Glenmorangie and - of course - Auchentoshan.

8 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk commented

Auchentoshan for the 'Toshan Man? Of course!

8 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Wow that's creepy indeed... you guys are just too good reviewers!

I do like the PC10 Heavily Peated. Can you compare these two? Most likely I am getting a sample of the An Turas Mor too, looking forward to assimilate it ;)

6 years ago 0

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