Review #49. Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Review #49 | /r/Scotch Review #20 – Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

The Schtick: This is the NAS version of Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line distilled from Scottish barley maltings.

Distiller: Bruichladdich

Bottler: Bruichladdich

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Purchased

Nose: Peat coupled with gentle honey and a minute amount of char. BBQ ribs, meaty funk, lemon zest.

Taste: There’s smoke and grain sweetness offset by citrus and honey with a whallop of char and rubber at the end. There’s salted caramel, funky smoked meats, bring and lemon zest with sweet butter cream.

Finish: Medium to long with more citrus and char. Less sweetness but it doesn’t taste like I just licked a peat bog and it doesn’t taste like a candy store, so I’m a fan.

Overall: This is an enjoyable dram that exhibits a very distinct take on peat that Bruichladdich is able to consistently produce. Often leaning towars the more “meaty” notes rather than bandages, it is enjoyable without being overbearing.

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Rank: 6


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists

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