Whisky Review: Port Charlotte Heavily Peated

 

Tasting Notes

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated ☆

Style: Vivid and Deliciously Complex

Nose:

Lovely notes rising out from the glass with fresh apricots and cheese, followed by a wave of barley, lavender and vanilla scent. Undertone of smoke and creamy peat (which I can relate this to the milky touch of Octomores) gradually looming from the back… Spices illuminates, slightly nose-numbing with strength and style. This is a rich and balanced nose to me.
Palate:

Vivid palate charged up by industrious spice, carrying dynamic flavours of vanilla, nectar, peaches, oak, smoke and malt which collides, interacts and exploded like fireworks! A delicious burst of flavours which is very spirited and savoury! Enticing smoke wraps around the remaining notes of peat, fruity and vanilla at the ending minutes which makes it a smooth finale.

 

Finish:

Picturing this finishing with a scene – drinking a light hearted fruit mocktail outside of a seaside barbecue house. Soft and pleasing tropical fruit punch, next-door char grill smoke and distant coastal touches. Brilliant.

 

Thoughts:

A young, happy and lovely whisky! The flavours have been marshalled by the vibrant spice which set up a lively tempo and makes everything so smooth and refreshing! I love how the flavours are lined up so cleanly and exploded spontaneously. It is like watching a firework scene how different colours, sizes, elements are setup and released at the same instant to create a beautiful display.

(2013/NAS/50%/OB/GR)