- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Islay Barley
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks, 2nd Fill Wine Casks
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 May 2018 2:22 pm by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2011
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.97 points
- A short time ago I published an article about the reworking of the Port Charlotte range, peated whisky produced by Bruichladdich on the island of Islay. I invite you to take a look if it is not already done, via the link below. As its name suggests this version is produced from spring barley grown on the island. Two varieties, Oxbridge and Varietal Publicain, three Happy Farmers like Mark Reynier used to baptize them, Raymond Fletcher of Dunlossit, Raymond Stewart of Sunderland and Neil McLellan of Kilchiaran. This is how things can be done simply and in a socially and environmentally sound way, since now one-third of barley requirements are met by local culture. And the result is there, you taste this soil, an uncompromising whisky, the old-fashioned, a real success in this sense. www.passionduwhisky.com
Nose: From the moment your nose comes into contact with these scents, you know that you are no longer in unknown territory. Besides this smoke, it seems to me that this edition is richer than the previous one. There is white chocolate, hints of lemon oil. Yes there is a fruity side that goes beyond citrus like orange, there are sweet fruits that win my sympathy, fishing. In the background, the peat seems to take medicinal notes, camphorated sometimes available on older PC versions. Finally of a great sweetness this nose has more than one turn to play us.
Palate: Oily to perfection, it develops a large woody energy, smoke. This will dry up, swing spices like white pepper, salt, yes a profile more and more maritime and brackish. Charcoal, almost on soot, which gives it weight. Wow, that by the fire this winter, it will do its little effect.
Final: The beginnings are particularly bitter. Then it is this crust of salt that will take over, with always this charcoal. The salt will fade offering a long and earthy finish, limit under wood. All this smoke will turn on tobacco aromas. Really a beautiful wealth.
- Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 is a new vintage comprised of whisky produced from barley grown on three Islay farms – Dunlossit, Sunderland and Kilchiaran. Bottled at 50% abv, the whisky has been matured in mostly first-fill American oak with some whisky aged in refill Syrah and Merlot wine casks. It will be available globally for around £60 per 70cl bottle.
- Maybe it is to show that Islay Barley is more noble than barley from other places, so I sold it when the influence of the barrel is not good. Anyway, I do n’t care about all kinds of messy sons, as long as the wine is good, and It's just like new make to me.
Very strong alcohol, a flavor of Vodka, fat powder, flavor, coarse grain pastries, baked dough, white chocolate, soot, tar, very few fruits, citrus skin oil.
Peat soot, wood residue, slightly bitter herbs, cocoa, and a little oil
Medium, peat, coarse grains.
- Nose peat frank, quite granular, sharp, sharp. It's less complex and less fruity than 10 years old. Earth, tar, plastic, but also cereals, corn, and a rather greedy pastry touch, brown sugar, marzipan, sponge cake. Well, it's still peat that dominates by far. It is found in the mouth, thick, but it is more complex and pleasant, grapes, compote of quince and apricot, peppermint. Finale very good, earth and coal, licorice, eucalyptus.
- A fruity and smoke whisky for warm summer nights.
Ripe fruits like apples and pears a dominant and followed by salty vanilla caramel.
Salty smoke charcoal, ripe fruits, oaky
Not long, more like a sea breeze. A bit of chocolate.