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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte The Peat Project
35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.03 points
- fresh, citrus, pleasant smoke, light and easy to drink.
- This is a nice whisky that you can drink without problems. But not such a beautiful complex Islay as Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig or Caol Ila. But you can not ask for too much - that's a project too. If you stay tuned, there are still many beautiful Port Charlotte. (These were notes from my then first tasting - and we now know that this worked with more good bottlings.)
At the beginning a little alcohol and quite pleasant smoke with clearly sweet notes in the background. Overall, fresh and light.
Started vigorously. Quite strong alcohol, which gives way quickly to an oily and pleasant smoky note. And the citrus freshness is there too. But that's it. He is just NAS and probably a little young.
Quite short but pleasant.
Fat, lush onset with notes of salt, fine peat smoke, light grapes, frosting and caramel. Gradually citrus zest, rainy hay or perhaps grass silage, ozone, warm cross-paints, smoked malt and floury bittersweet apples follow.
Very salty. More peat smoke, rainy hay, bacon sweetness, peppery oak and earthy minerality.
Long, smoldering peat smoke, bitter oak and herbaceous florality.
- On the nose, fresh peat, lemon!
On the palate, a little sweetness, few spices, a little dried herbs, ubiquitous peat and lemon!
In the final, medium to long on the same aromas.
A simple dram, effective, little disturbing!
peat, lemon, velvety.
- [December, 2012] Finally I finished a bottle that I bought for 30,50 Euro in September, 2012.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5. I found it not worthwhile to take any notes.
- Serge says: I know, lots of Port Charlottes on WF these days but I like them. This
multi-vintage version replaces the previous 3D, Peat and An Turas Mor
versions of peated Bruichladdich. Colour: pale white wine. Nose:
instantly reminds me of the Bruichladdich ‘Peat’ indeed, although I
think I’ve never written proper tasting notes for that one. It seems to
be quite young, sooty and smoky, quite farmy, with some wet dogs (yeah,
I’m sorry, dogs), raw wool, some mint and aniseed, seawater, a little
lemon, wet clothes and then a growing barleyness. A farmyard near the
sea. Mouth: quite good, quite creamy, between lemons, a green kind of
peat smoke, barley sugar and a mix of vanilla, cut apples and liquorice.
For a peated Islayer, it’s relatively light and pretty easy. The 40ppm
do not show, this is rather less peaty than all three ‘monsters’ from
the Kildalton coast. Finish: medium long, briny. Comments: this baby’s
probably quite young on average. It’s an easy and simple peater, quite
fresh, pretty undemanding and rather quaffable. Would be great on an ice
cube… Next July! SGP:336 - 81 points.
- I admit that I am a bit biased at Bruichladdich, as opposed to the masses. My experience Laddie 10 and other bottlings from the house Bruichladdich were mixed. Therefore, a rating should always be understood from this point of view.
At this special filling the nose or a smell of "Kuhurin" disturbed me. This is a childhood smell that I can definitely confirm.
Otherwise, I find the Peat project "despite 46% pretty" lax "and thin The finish is short and fades quickly.
Maybe I've just caught a bad batch, but I do not really believe in the overall impression of the reviews ...