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Port Charlotte An Turas Mor

Delicious peat smoke but unrefined

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@squidboy007Review by @squidboy007

14th Mar 2013

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This is one of the first NAS single malts I have tried. It was recommended to me as a peaty, smoky, intense scotch that I would probably go crazy for. The smoky smell was immediately FAR more intense that what I was expecting. It punched me in the sinuses with ultra-spicy smoke, and afterwards, a bit of peat and a campfire. Unlike some other scotches like this, it didn't have much of a smell beyond this. The palate was beautifully warm and spicy, and it didn't have the "coldness" of Talisker- it was like a sunny day, maybe even an especially hot day at sea.
But again- not much taste beyond this initial feeling. It was definitely good, and suitably intense, but many of the scotches I admire pull back their assault to reveal a more complex, mysterious character, while this was more of an (admittedly exciting) assault on the senses. This could be the norm for NAS malts, next up for me might be the Bowmore Legend. With this one, try it before you buy it. :)

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