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.
ABV: 50% ABV
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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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