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Port Charlotte CC:01 Review

Port Charlotte CC:01 When Bruichladdich announce a new dram, it always get me really excited and when they are travel retail only bottlings it gets me even more excited.

When they released two at the same time that made it even better, one being this Port Charlotte, matured for around 9 years in ex Congac Casks, the other being the Laddie Eight I reviewed earlier.

What a delicious dram this is, creamy and smoky and definitely like my homemade Cullen skink, fruity in the background and seriously easy to drink for 57% ABV.

This is a delicious dram that you really should own a bottle of, fabulously drinkable and with a smoke that doesn't blow your head off but instead is comforting and cozy, this is a dram to spend the nights cuddled on the sofa with.

Thanks to Bruichladdich for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Oh wow, there's a bit of me doesn't know how to describe this, smoked cream, almost like the milk/cream from a smoked haddock chowder/ Cullen skink, freshly scraped vanilla, then the sweet fruits of tinned pears without the syrup, cinnamon topped hot chocolate, beautiful stuff.


Yummy sweet chalky lemony smoke, lemon flavoured Edinburgh rock and vanilla cream, cinnamon rolls with doughy pastry and cinnamon dusting, juicy plump apricots and some of those tinned pears again without the syrup.


Sweet cinnamon rolls

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Port Charlotte CC:01
Age: NAS
ABV: 57.80
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Bruichladdich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 15/04/2016 by Tom

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