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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt

SKU e3067074fcb9 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Single Malt Scotch, Heavily Peated

$74.99

Size
750ml, bottle

This Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt scotch hails from Islay and is known for its bold peat flavor. Matured for 10 years, it balances smoky notes with hints of vanilla, citrus, and toffee for a complex and satisfying dram.

Description

Nose

Peat smoke: The dominant aroma, but not overpowering. Imagine a walk along a windswept Islay beach after a bonfire, with wisps of smoke mingling with salty air. It’s a dry, earthy peat character, more like burning heather than medicinal bandages.

Maritime notes: Hints of brine and seaweed peek through, a subtle reminder of the whisky’s maturation by the sea.

Fruity sweetness: Look for a touch of citrus, like lemon zest or orange peel, adding a refreshing counterpoint to the smoke.

Vanilla and baking spices: A gentle sweetness emerges with notes of vanilla custard and a sprinkle of warming spices like nutmeg and clove.

Palate

Peat smoke: The smoke carries over from the nose, coating the tongue with a powerful, but balanced peaty flavor.

Malt and Toffee: Underlying malty sweetness balances the smoke, offering a bready character. Hints of toffee add richness and complexity.

Salty tang: A subtle wave of salinity complements the maritime notes from the nose, creating a truly coastal taste experience.

Spicy warmth: A peppery spice builds gently on the back of the tongue, adding a touch of heat.

Finish

Lingering smoke: The peaty flavor persists long after the dram is gone, slowly fading with a pleasant warmth.

Oaky notes: Hints of dry oak wood emerge, adding a touch of tannic dryness to the finish.

 

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

The smoke is calmed by the marine, ozone character. Time has brought a balance, a harmony in the combination of oak, smoke and spirit. While the smoke is always discernible on the nose it is dry, earthy, peat- ash in its style and so allows the oak to come forward with waves of golden caramel, fudge, vanilla custard, hints of ginger, nutmeg and clove. There is citrus fruit, coaxed from the glass with a drop of water, gentle lemon meringue and clementine. Breathe deeply and the floral aromas of wild thyme, heather and sea pink bring you to this Atlantic coast.

Palate

Palate

On the palate there is a noticeable delicacy and softness in texture and style. Again, the balance of flavour is superb as the smoke wraps loosely around the sweetness drawn from deep within the oak. Coconut, vanilla custard, lemon honey combines with smoked oysters and sun baked salty sand.

Finish

Finish

The finish is sublime, smoky sure, but also the soft sweetness of fudge and malted barley, orange, mango and Banoffee pie hinting of the depth and quality of the oak. The many layers interchange on each sip. As the smoke comes and goes so too the notes of the spirit, ripe apple and apricot, beautifully intertwined with malt and oak sweetness and that typical port charlotte style dry smoke.

CHARACTER

CHARACTER

Ageing for 10 years on the shores of Lochindaal has had a profound effect on this spirit. Like sunshine on a winters day, this Port Charlotte 10 brings clarity and lightens the mood, welcoming and brightening the future.