Bruichladdich
7.8

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte 9 2001

ABV 59.2%

Another to have with minimal dilution. Peat freaks will lap it up.

Dave Broom

Specification

Bruichladdich

Brand

Port Charlotte 9 2001

Expression

Single Malt

Type

No age statement

Age (Years)

2012

Year of Bottling

59.2%

ABV

Islay

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Dave Broom

Taster

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.

Score: 7.7

Martine Nouet

Taster

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.

Score: 7.8

7.8
Overall Score

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