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Bruichladdich® Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 Single Malt Whiskey

SKU 8f0517d14f81 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Single Malt Whiskey, islay barley

$84.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Bruichladdich® Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 Single Malt Whiskey is a peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky made entirely from barley grown on Islay. It's known for its complex flavor profile with notes of smoke, peat, and brine, balanced with hints of fruit and spice.

Description

Nose

First impression: A powerful wave of Islay peat smoke hits you initially, potentially with a medicinal or earthy quality. Hints of tar and seaweed might linger.

As it opens up: Look for lighter, more delicate notes to emerge alongside the smoke. Citrus fruits like grapefruit or lemon, orchard fruits like pear and peach, and even a hint of vanilla or coconut from the cask influence can appear.

Balance: The key here is the interplay between the bold peaty smoke and the sweeter, fruitier elements.

Palate

Initial taste: The peaty smoke dominates first, potentially with a dry or salty character. Hints of iodine or brine might be present, reflecting the Islay coastal influence.

As it develops: Fruity notes like apple, pear, or melon can emerge, alongside a touch of honeyed sweetness and perhaps some malty or cereal characters. Spice notes like white pepper or ginger might add complexity.

Mouthfeel: The whisky should have a medium to full body, feeling oily or creamy on the tongue. The high ABV (58.5%) might add a warming sensation.

Finish

Long and warming, with the lingering smoke slowly fading. Fruity notes and a touch of spice might linger as well. The overall impression should be one of balance and complexity, where the peaty smoke mingles with the other flavors without overwhelming them.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

50%

Country

Scotland

Brand

Bruichladdich

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

A whirlwind of vibrant aromas burst from the glass, an earthy tarred peat smoke announces this is Port Charlotte. Lemon, peach and green grapes come from the spirit. Vanilla pods, creamed coconut and chocolate speak of the American oak maturation. Some time to open allows notes of lemon drizzle cake, white chocolate and peach yogurt to rise wrapped in a velvet blanket of light smoke.

Palate

Palate

Hints of salt reinforce the coastal feel. Dry smoke, salted caramel and apple sauce. Then lemon drops, boiled sweets and ground white pepper. The smoke is light on the palate, tar and charcoal rather than medicinal phenols. Towards the finish and the light gentle spirit has an edge of floral sea breeze, marine and refreshing. The sweetness of the oak and the barley are matched beautifully by the dry peat smoke. Islay grown, the barley seems more distinct and brings through the peach and apple typical of our spirit.

Finish

Finish

Tar and brine, peat smoke and salt, coconut and tobacco. Close your eyes and the smoke takes you to an Islay beach with a driftwood bonfire.