Bartles Whisky Port Charlotte Tasting Notes

Posted: June 11, 2017 in Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte), Uncategorized

Highland Laird Port Charlotte 2004 (12 year old) 57.3%

Bourbon Barrel 900/ Dist: 2004 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose is intense and briny with a good dollop of medicinal peat, fish oils and underlying, beautifully sweet and balancing barley. Hints of malt, orange, tangerine follow along with some very subtle oak, which adds a very subtle creaminess but more importantly it adds structure. Overall, it’s a classic, fresh, vibrant and briny Port Charlotte.

The palate opens with malt and a touch of  vanilla and milk chocolate before the medicinal peat and dusty peat encroaches along with hints of tar, rope, coal dust, coffee, earth and more malt. Lovely richness and depth with some balancing coastal notes. Long and crisp as the citrus and salt kicks in. Lingering coffee, tar, malt, loam and pure, oily peat.

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