Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 9 2001

ABV 59.2%
REVIEWED Issue 105
Specifications
Brand: Bruichladdich
Expression: Port Charlotte 9 2001
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 59.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich , Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Like being in a farmyard. Straw, creosote, animal breath. Fruity. Crab apples. Behind the smoke, a sweet note. Vanilla wafers. Hint of coconut. White chocolate; multilayered. With water, herring.
Palate: Sweet and spicy. Smoked almonds, vanilla syrup. Very energetic. The alcohol is still untamed.
Finish: Dry, minty.
Comment: A sturdy dram. Water smoothes it without adulterating its cheerfulness.
7.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Masses of peat oils - pure phenols at work along with smoked bacon and mature nutty cheese. With water it goes back to the kiln and smouldering damp peat calf.
Palate: Big smoke from the start and a crunchy crystalline saltiness. Seems to tense slightly before relaxing finally to show its sweet heart.
Finish: Smoky.
Comment: Another to have with minimal dilution. Peat freaks will lap it up.
7.7
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