Port Charlotte

PAC: 01 2011

ABV 56.1%
REVIEWED Issue 178
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Brand: Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte
Expression: PAC: 01 2011
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 178
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Charcoal smoke and oakwood smoked salmon, some capsicum and liquorice stick. Lingonberry sauce and a whiff of something juniper-like. Charred venison on the barbeque. With water come orange and clove.
Palate: Medium bodied. Full-on Fisherman’s Friend lozenge up front; a delightfully medicinal character. Water brings out pear drop and physalis, with a hint of cranberry. In time, a paper-like element.
Finish: Medium length. The lozenge-like character persists.
Comment: A touch hot, but water tames it.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Sweet peat and tar, black plastic sheets. There’s also a tropical note, with mango and fresh melon sweetness, then cracked black pepper.
Palate: Earthy smoked peat is prominent, followed by sweet chilli sauce tang and heat. Resinous wood, mango chunks and fir tree, before Fisherman’s Friend aftertaste enters.
Finish: That earthy smoke lingers for a long time.
Comment: A well-considered balance between the classic Islay and sweet tropical intrigue.
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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