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 malty component.  The dirty smoke continues to grow and in time the raisins arrive to hug things in.

Palate & Finish:

Excellent mouthfeel, optimal thickness.  Bonito flakes with a hint of old soy sauce, maple syrup cured bacon with a generous dose of raisins as the peat sinks in.  Blackcurrants and blackberries follow on to run parallel with the peat, and the follow through is casually complimented by a fine layer of caramel..

The confectionery note and the peat continue to swirl together.  More dark chocolate and some dried raisins arriving but still retaining that smoothness..

Thoughts:

What a cracking dram, stylistically fascinating and perhaps even boundaries pushing with how well the saltiness is conveyed, this is bloody fantastic..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas