Port Charlotte The Peat Project

Overall rating
83.09/100
votes
262
Whiskybase ID
WB34015
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.09.2012
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
12/239
Barcode
618105007222
Added on
03 jul 2012 12:35 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 139.64

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte The Peat Project

34 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.09 points.

  1. Punktar scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    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.)
    • Nose
      80 80
      At the beginning a little alcohol and quite pleasant smoke with clearly sweet notes in the background. Overall, fresh and light.
    • Taste
      75 75
      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.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Quite short but pleasant.

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  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    - pleasant smoky malt without great depth
    - no special characteristics can be recognized
    - good all day dram and easy to drink
    - expected a little more from the name

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  5. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    fresh, citrus, pleasant smoke, light and easy to drink.

  6. berarith73 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Very salty. More peat smoke, rainy hay, bacon sweetness, peppery oak and earthy minerality.
    • Finish
      Long, smoldering peat smoke, bitter oak and herbaceous florality.

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      peat, lemon, velvety.

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [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.

  10. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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.

  11. hfos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. Helgo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    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 ...
    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose peat, liquorice. Mouth on a peat quite fat and long finish. Good and good q / p.

  15. Philippe Verlinden scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      peat smoke, vanilla and citrus
    • Taste
      dry and smoky, slightly salty
    • Finish
      long dry aftertaste

  16. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sweetness and smoke. That was it already. No comparison to the 10-year-old PC Heavily Pested. Runs well down the throat, tasty, but I miss a little the complexity and the game of flavors
    • Nose
      pleasant smoke, some citrus, cotton candy and gum ... nothing more
    • Taste
      sparkling start, sweetness, smoke

  18. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a fairly simple knitted whisky that lives up to its promise
    • Nose
      medium smoke level, vanilla, a touch of freshness
    • Taste
      Vanilla + sweet smoke, is getting smokier
    • Finish
      long and very smoky, ashen

  19. C.H.M. scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Only smoke and peat. For cold nights.

  20. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The Peat Project is quite peaty (no shit!) and ticks off at 44 ppm. And this is by far the most easy one to order at your local bar. Unless you're willing to boast your knowledge of Gaelic and you desperately want to order a dram of ‘Eòrna Na h-Alba’ or a ‘Tro Na Linntean’ ...
    An affordable reincarnated piece of history: € 45. The Peat Project will slowly disappear off the shelves since it has been replaced by a new expression: Port Charlotte Scottish Barley.
    Culinary note to myself: Try this one with a classic dish of oysters served with a splash of lime and pepper. 
    • Nose
      A peaty punch of smokiness with a maritime character. Freshly ground Szechuan pepper and coarse sea salt. This classic table couple duels vanilla, maple syrup and Cinnamon. Flavours the Peat Project clearly inherits from its bourbon cask maturation.
      This flavour combo reminds me of the black bean sauce Asian restaurants serve with beef. 
    • Taste
      Creamy in the mouth. Pleasant peat smoke blends nicely with grounded black pepper and freshly cut grass. Lemon balm and peppermint clean and refresh your palate
    • Finish
      Maple syrup and sweet peat smoke dominate the mouth quite long.

  21. Maltm8 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Inoffensive young peaty whisky. That light yet oily body feels somewhat promising in a way.. I will try another bottle in the future, but rather more mature, maybe 10 or 12 years old?
    • Nose
      Less peaty then the name might suggest. This is not a laphroaig. Slightly hot, Peppery, slight rubber note, peat, slight oak in the background
    • Taste
      Here's the peat, with rubber, together with sweet almost floral notes
    • Finish
      Rather dim, peat, burnt hay, not too much, but not so bad for the peppery, young note in the nose.

  22. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I was tasting it in a blind test. Thought it was a grassy young Caol Ila. The other PCs that I have been much better than this one.

    (Rating interval 82-84)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, rubber, oil paint, bicycle tire and dog treat. Not bad at all to honest. Looking forward to taste it.
    • Taste
      Thin texture, harsh peat, sea salt, maltose, white pepper and wet grass smoke. The barley spirit is obvious, this is a young malt. Not as impressive as on the nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by peat and mixed pepper corns. Still thin and rough.

  23. alectron scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Transferring previous Note (2013.10.30) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      Typical Port Charlotte peat with some cheese & babysick.
    • Taste
      Palate was rather disappointing, harsh & grainy, finish a bit better.

  24. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. karloff scored this whisky 72 points Specialist

    I bought this bottle in the distillery shop. I`ve never tried it before and it was a reasonable price so I decided to give it a go and I wasn`t disappointed. This is another feather in Laddie`s cap.
    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  26. karloff scored this whisky 72 points Specialist

    The port Charlotte range is showing a lot of promise. I am a fan of the peaty malts and I'm a fan of this.
    • Nose
      I found this nose to be quite light considering the high percentage of peat. Orange, prawn cocktail crisps, germalene and gunpowder jump straight out.
    • Taste
      Quite smooth and it has a strong earthy taste as well as the usual peat smoke and wet moss.
    • Finish
      A stoney finish which is nice and crisp and sits on the tongue.

  27. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A correct product, even if I am not a fan of the surplus lemon. The creaminess on the palate is welcome.
    • Nose
      After the Blair Witch project, the Peat Project ... I think we're going down. Fine peat and lemon (too much). Not terribly melted. We oscillate between medicinal herbs and stable grasses ...
    • Taste
      Very slightly buttered, a little bit read. It's greedy. A bit bitter, green, counterbalanced by the sweetness of the dram.
    • Finish
      Smoke, sweet, without much complexity.

  28. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: rubber, oily, cookies, nuts, salty, spicy and briny - fish and shrimps
    T: bitter fruits, forest fruits and gun powder
    F: dry, tobacco, fudge and smoke
    HWF VBT-3 sample 2 tasted with Aby

  29. Igor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, soft, fusty. Mould, cereals, black coal, potatoes, cellar, flour, brittle candy, punch, gauze bandage, sugared almonds, macaroons.
    • Taste
      Mellow, smooth. Oaky, tannic, fresh wood, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg, bell pepper, liver pâté, gentle peat.
    • Finish
      Clinging, long. Subtle smoke, dragée, tea, peanuts, iodine, mild spices, wheat beer, fondant, barley sugar.

  30. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lot of
      peat, but ripe fruit shines occasionally by.
    • Taste
      In Mouth flash fire on the tongue, peat and pine tones
    • Finish
      Long and peppery

  31. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    I'm sorry, but compared to its predecessor products, it's a bit simpler - after all, flawless - flyweight.
    • Nose
      mild soot with sweetness and maltiness; a little damp clothes
    • Taste
      Fruitiness paired with light pepper and peat
    • Finish
      and then go vanilla, peat fire, pepper and citrus fruit relatively quickly, only the Pfeffrigkeit remains something

  32. Junior scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Place: spirits in the Sky Leuven
    • Nose
      Lots of peat, but some ripe fruit shines through.
    • Taste
      The fire lits on your tongue, peat, pine, pleasure
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, peppery.

  33. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes

    Character: A cleverly complex, peaty spirit with strong individuality of character, and absolute integrity.
    Colour: Gilded lily.
    Nose: A peat smokiness with vanilla sweetness.

    Followed by spicy black pepper & lemon spiciness, then little

    wavelets of saltiness. Waiting patiently to emerge are nutmeg, cinnamon,

    wild mint and the malty sweetness of spring barley.
    Palate: Brilliant creaminess. The texture, layer

    upon layer, imparts an evenness of flavours across the palate and cools

    the peat fire warmth. A beautiful waltz of aromas, scents, flavours and

    feelings move across the palate.
    Finish: An extraordinary mix of vanilla sweetness

    and peat smoke with a splash of green fruit syrup and it lingers long

    & mellow giving total satisfaction. A captivating & uplifting

    experience to enjoy the art of traditional hand - crafted distillation.

    Mood: Defiant. They shall not pass. The thin red line.

  34. ducksingel scored this whisky 82 points Editor

    Impressed as I was by the PC8, this Peat Project came to me a bit as a disappointment. I served myself a dram, sat myself in a comfortable chair and said "Let`s have it!". But there came nothing. Well, it was not bad, and certainly not disgusting, make no mistake, but... Maybe the modest 46 percent is due to it, or maybe if Bruichladdich had decided to wait for a year or two I would have been more enthusiastic (in 2014 I mean). 

  35. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good, reasonably priced, alternative to the cask strength PC bottlings. Still tastes quite youthful, much like the previous An Turas Mor. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  36. mbinder scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Peat, but rather restrained. A bit of salt. Fruit? Vanilla? Traces of it, barely perceptible. Medical? No.
    Straightforward, unspectacular. Pure peat, nothing more, nothing less.
    For me rather disappointing.

  37. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A Bruidladdich with a beautiful, intriguing color and aging in american oak barrels (40 ppm)

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