That Boutique-Y Whisky Co. Port Charlotte 14 Year 375 ml
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: Get a whiff of that roaring open fire, coal tar and prickles of cedar wood and rosemary.
Palate: Initially sweet with hints of cocoa, black cherries and treacle. Then come the herbs, oregano for sure and a cardamom touch.
Finish: A long, smoky finish with lasting flavours of leather and tobacco.