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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated

Classy Islay

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@tjbReview by @tjb

19th Dec 2014


Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated
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I enjoy my bottle of Bruichladdich Scottish Barley. It is close to The Laddie 10. This is heavily peated and BOOM, it is something special.

Port Charlotte is the Peated arm of those funky fellas at Bruichladdich. They make some lovely whisky and this is right up there. I have only tried one Octomore and whilst I wish I had tried more I think I might have found a close contender.

The colour is pale golden summer straw.

Nose – Saline, smoke, peat, fruity, lemon, pink peppercorns and sherbet drops. I could nose this all night, it is wonderful. Nicely balanced, complex yet accessible.

Soft and creamy, smoke upfront, followed by lemon, vanilla, peat comes along now and then gently warming spices.

The finish is long and of course, smoky. Surprisingly sweet and juicy.

There is a real finesse to this expression and if you like Islay it should be on your wish list. This has class and even though it's NAS it holds its own and then some against some of the better known Islay big hitters.

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