Here we have another whisky from the excellent Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, but you might note that we’ve spelt their name incorrectly on the label - we’ve written it as “Port Charlotte”. Ah, you see, that is because Bruichladdich use the Port Charlotte name for whisky they’ve produced using heavily peated barley (though not super-extreme-silly levels of peat - that’s their Octomore bottlings). As such, we’ve given centre stage to the 5 molecules that produce the phenolic compounds in peated whisky.
Nose: Barbecued peatiness, nutty smoke, sea salt, lemon zest and hints of bilberry.
Palate: Peaty poached pear, barley sugar, again a touch of citrus with some smouldering ash beneath the surface.