Bruichladdich / Douglas Laing

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11030) - Old Particular (Douglas Lain Review

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11030) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) Looking at the label this dram combines a lot of my favourite things. There is the act is was bottled by the awesome Douglas Laing and Co, the fact it was matured in an ex port hogshead and then there is the fact it is a Port Charlotte heavily peated dram from Bruichladdich distillery.

I tend to enjoy pretty much all the drams from Bruichladdich, except the Bruichladdich Rocks which i really disliked, but anything with a port maturation or finish and i am over the moon happy to give it a try.

This is a real oddball, there's fruity notes, saline coastal notes and hints of smoky driftwood but it is definitely not as peaty as i would have expected for a Port Charlotte and there is actually this odd minty menthol note that really makes you look twice at your glass.

A seriously tasty dram that challenges the mind and the palate, find one and give it a try.

Not one I can find still available anywhere so keep an eye out for this at auctions if you fancy trying it

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

For a heavily peated dram this isn't hugely smoky or peaty, it has more of a saline note or sea air coastal note with driftwood and maybe a distant hint of beach BBQ, touches of Frys peppermint cream dark chocolate bar, those blue bobbly sweets from liquorice allsorts, red lace sweets also.

Palate

Sweet and juicy, ribena cordial and menthol and eucalyptus losenges, saline, damp driftwood that is smouldering from being in a firepit, a hint of tangtastics without the sugar coating, those blue bobbly sweets again

Finish

Menthol, liquorice, driftwood, saline

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Port Charlotte 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11030) - Old Particular (Douglas Lain
Age: 10
ABV: 48.40
Distiller: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 25/03/2019 by Tom



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