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A Fabulous Four from Port Charlotte Review

Islay  BarleyI'm catching up with all my whisky samples and bottle shares and this is another combined post with 4 fabulous Port Charlotte bottlings.

I've had Port Charlotte on a few occasions now and i'm beginning to want to buy more and more of it to add to the collection at home, i really need to pick up a PC11 at some point also and i'm really looking forward to seeing that Bruichladdich have in store for the coming months and years.

Elements of Islay PL2 Review

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Elements of Islay PL2This Elements of Islay PL2 sample was courtesy of fellow blogger Chris Miles (@chrismiles303) of the Still Dramming Blog.

I've only had a couple of the Elements of Islay series but found them very good quality and filled with flavour, and although a 50cl i'd prefer they were bigger bottles they still represent great value for money.

This particular dram is filled with the creamy soft buttery smoke with lemons that i expect from this distillery.

although sold out keep an eye on The Whisky Exchange for future releases in this series

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Initially a creamy buttery earthy smoke with hints of a chalky sweet and hints of honey roast root vegetables with waxy lemon and screen malt loaf

Palate

Creamy and buttery honey roast vegetables on a bed of bbq steak and crispy bacon with waxy lemon peel

Finish

Sweet and waxy lemon peel with vegetation

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Elements of Islay PL2
Age: NAS
ABV: 63.40
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Speciality Drinks
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 16/12/2014 by Tom

Port Charlotte Islay Barley Review

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Islay  BarleyThis Port Charlotte Islay Barley, is the most recent release from the Port Charlotte stable and is a pleasure to drink.

More of the creamy buttery smoke that i get from Port Charlotte with fabulous crushed blackcurrant notes on the nose and gin like juniper on the finish, sweet, smoky and filled with flavour, what's not to like.

Thanks to Bruichladdich for the official sample.

Available to buy from The Whisky Exchange

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Creamy smoke with crushed black currants and sweet fresh lemons chalky gyprock and dusty malt loaf, buttered lightly toasted white bread and a sprinkle of fresh herbs

Palate

Sweet crushed black currants and malt loaf with buttered lightly toasted white bread and some gentle ashy smoking cedarwood with dried parsley and hints of juniper

Finish

Malt loaf and buttered toast, and juniper almost gin like

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Port Charlotte Islay Barley
Age: NAS
ABV: 50.00
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 16/12/2014 by Tom

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Review

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Scottish BarleyThis Port Charlotte Scottish Barley, which i happen to now have an unopened bottle of, is a cracking dram that i'm glad my very good friend Yoav (@yoavgel) of Whisky Gospel sent me to sample.

Lots of that sweet creamy buttery smoke with hints of cigar ash and lots of that lovely nutmegy angel delight and lemongrass, an absolutely fabulous dram that i'm glad i've bought a bottle of now.

Available to buy from The Whisky Exchange

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Initially light and creamy with melted butter and butterscotch angel delight with smoking cedarwood and light gentle oak with sweet lemongrass

Palate

Sweet creamy gentle cedarwood smoked angel delight with hints of cigar ash and nutmeg

Finish

Nutmeg angel delight and cigar ash

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
Age: NAS
ABV: 50.00
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 16/12/2014 by Tom

SMWS 127.33 Mouth-numbing mountaineering dram Review

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The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThis The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 127.33 Mouth-numbing mountaineering dram was the first The Scotch Malt Whisky Society that i helped my good friend Matt Veira (@mattveira) from the Guildford Whisky Blog buy, he is now a member and gets them all by himself, thanks for the sample Matt.

This fabulously smoky Islay dram really does do everything it says on the bottle, the strength belies what lies beneath though as it is a lot sweeter and much more drinkable than the 63.5% ABV would ever suggest.

Thanks again to Matt (@mattveira) for the kind sample.

If you are a whisky fan you really should consider joining The Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a limited time you can also use the code SMWSfriends to save £22, you can also use this on the gift membership too, so get some money off a friends Christmas present.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

gentle sweet smoke with huge dark smoked cedarwood and cinnamon and nutmeg with smoked paprika and hints of chalk and burnt heather

Palate

Antiseptic and anaesthetic with paprika chalk and sweet earthy heather notes and lemon sweetness

Finish

Chalky and lemon earthy notes

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 127.33 Mouth-numbing mountaineering dram
Age: 11
ABV: 63.50
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 16/12/2014 by Tom





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