Whisky News: Port Charlotte Relaunches

Port Charlotte relaunches Bruichladdich Distillery have announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. It will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. The style of the spirit will remain unchanged, peated at 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in 2018. The new Port Charlotte…

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Whisky Review: Port Charlotte 10 Aged Years

Style: Herbal, Citrus fruits and Ashy Nose: Starts with a pleasing blend of citrus drops, barbecue smoke, maritime notes and earthy peat. Vanilla milk emerges, a touch of herbal overtone, which then morphed into some generous seaweed signatures. Smoked ham, more citrus lollies and some apricots perhaps hiding up at the attic. Optimal chilli and…

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Dram Review: Ralfy.com Meteorite Port Charlotte Aged 12 Years

[56.2%・12 Years Old・Ralfy.com Bottling・Cask No. 0941・Single Cask Release of 233 Bottles] Nose: From the get go there is this mouth-salivating smoked thick cut bacon note that is just fantastic.  It’s quite salty, squid ink linguine and a meatiness that is propped up by the Sherry. In the meantime a touch of maple syrup elevates the…

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Dram Review: The Whiskyfind Port Charlotte Aged 13 Years

[56.9%・13 Years Old・Distilled in 2004・Bottled in 2017・The Whiskyfind Bottling・Cask No. 1049・Single Cask Release of 302 Bottles] Nose: The milky, seaweed-y note are quite upfront and generous, iodine and Chinese mushrooms leading to smoke and some peppery notes. A touch of almond butter oozes out in time as the smoke brings about a creamy, malty quality…

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Dram Review: Rest & Be Thankful Port Charlotte Aged 13 Years

[63.5%・13 Years Old・Distilled in 2002・Bottled in 2016・Rest & Be Thankful Bottling・Cask No. 0007・Single Cask Release of 292 Bottles] Nose: There is a thrilling dose of burnt rubber tires alongside seaweed and coal smoke.  Rustic and dirty but is nicely complimented by a syrupy sweetness. Palate & Finish: Uncompromising and voluminous texture with its oiliness, the…

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Whisky Review: SMWS G10.11 Strathclyde Monumentally Moreish 39 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Corn crust wrapping around sweet peppermint fillings. Spirit overtone with a hint of rubber, transition to a heavy tone of Jamaican coffee, then lightens up with green bananas and pears. Confectionaries aroma at the tail. Palate: Fresh tropical fruits riding on a massive peppermint wave. Overwhelmingly powerful spirit spice, this…

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Whisky Review: Amrut Spectrum 004

Style: Fruity and Complex Nose: Creamy red grapes and sticky date pudding sitting on top of a herbal base. Caramelized banana, plenty of tobacco leaves with a light peppermint flower overtone. Dark fruits reaches out and bind all the elements together. Strawberry Shisha molasses puffing out a faint smoky breath. A round and deep aroma.…

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Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Aberlour-Glenlivet Distillery

[80 Proof・15 Years Old・Distilled in 1963・Bottled in 1978・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is notably mild, subtle soapiness with some tingly notes, still there are some white fruits, lychees in particular with some buttery pastry in the background. Light brush of clean oak as the dram draws out faint hints of white floral note and…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Selection Longmorn 21 year old (Exclusively bottled for the Oak Barrel Whisky Fair 2013)

Style: Sweet and Spicy Nose: Beautiful aroma of stewed fruits on the nose. Powerful peppermint, followed by fragrant core of peaches, orchard fruits and light citrus oranges, very dense and sweet. Massive sprinkle of cinnamon dust and icing sugar. Blackcurrants, black tea on the deeper end, spices hitting a few high notes. Rounded off with…

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Dram Review: The GlenDronach 12 Years Old (Bottled Circa 1980s)

[40.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa Early 1980s・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: The nose is filled with these old-style, quality Sherry cask vibes and frankly speaking, it’s simply satisfying. Chocolate mud cake and intensively sweet dates in moderation. Aged pur’eh together with some fine tannins and vanilla grain. There’s a sweet smoke as well lurking underneath to add…

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