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Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated Tasting notes and reviews

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Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated

Brand
Port Charlotte
Expression
Islay Barley Heavily Peated
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
5 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
2008
Produced at
Bruichladdich Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bruichladdich.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

70
Nose
Dense barley and oily, phenolic peat with a touch of brine. In fact it becomes exceedingly oily. Water brings out a light woody note.
Palate
Unsurprisingly oily and viscous with lightly phenolic peat, bog myrtle and lubricious vanilla notes. Add in the alcohol and the palate is not that forthcoming. Water makes it a tad vague but a little sweeter.
Finish
Neat, it is short and hot with lingering oily peat. Diluted, it is longer and sweeter with a pleasant barley finish.
Comment
A little too oily for its own good one thinks.

Alwynne Gwilt

77
Nose
Big bold butter and smoke. Like toasted bread with a hint of charcoal and honey. Neither too rich nor too delicate. Tightrope walks between the sweet and savoury.
Palate
Sweeter than expected but with a rounded, mature caramel and brown sugar note and crisp smoke. As if a baker has dropped a batch of cookie dough in some ashy BBQ embers.
Finish
Lovely, lingering smoke that sits perfectly down the middle of the palate beside sweeter, baked crumble notes.
Comment
Well balanced, attractive and drinkable.
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