PORT CHARLOTTE PAC:01 2011
A fantastic heavily peated Port Charlotte expression from Bruichladdich, released as part of the Cask Exploration collection. After an initial maturation of six years in French Oak, the whisky spent its final two years finishing in Bordeaux red wine casks! This is an elegant and intriguing dram, packed with punchy peat smoke, balanced by rich fruity complexity.
Nose: Fresh and dried fruits, wafts of apples and pears, with raisins and oaky spice, wrapped in warming floral peat.
Palate: Sweet, malty oak with bold, pungent peat smoke and firewood embers. Citrus zest and fruit cake with plenty of earthen spice.
Finish: Soft salinity and lingering medicinal smoky peat combine with rich dark fruits, cloves, ginger, caramel, and vanilla.