Port Charlotte Scottish Barley70cl / 50%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Reviews
5 Customer Reviews
Legs slow to run, viscous, rich in barley oil. Not too unlike Ardbeg 10, but not as smokey or citrusy. Also similarities with Ledaig 10. Peat reek is fairly strong, unmistakenly Heaviky peated. High ppm comparable to Lagavulin imo. Malty and fruity. Ash from cask or feints quite strong on the nose. Cereal, Leather and mushroom, phenols, popcorn, rubber, inside of a tea pot, all from the feints in the spirit. Slight vanilla and caramel, but not a lot of wood spice from lignins or lactone from the cask, suggesting a second or third refill American White Oak. Palate salty as expected from an ISLAY, distinctly oily, mouth filling, cinnamon ginger and nutmeg detectable in palate and finish, which is medium to long. A good alternative to Ardbeg, but not as fruity, as Ardbeg has very short foreshots only 10 mins. Guaiacols rather than medicinal or antiseptic Cresols suggest a lower combustion temperature of the peat.
The sweetness of the barley nicely offset with a good punchy finish. An enjoyable Islay whisky. I would buy again.
A young firery spirit from which the peatyness escaped during the voyage to Oregon, USA.
Had this at the distillery. It was slightly better than the PC "Islay Barley" to my taste. Halfway between Laphroaig & Lagavulin tastewise.
A very enjoyable whiskey that was enjoyed by both my wife and I (who often have differing tastes on such matters)!