Brand
Port Charlotte
Expression
Pl2
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
Elements of Islay
Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
63.40%

Review by Elements of Islay

Nose

Rich and buttery, with sour cream leading in to sweet-shop flavours of toffee, gummi fruit, milk-bottle sweets and apple candy. Sweet bacon-tinged smoke sneaks in behind the sweeter notes.

Palate

The sweetness from the nose continues, but smoke blasts in across the palate. The bacon notes are complemented by coal and wood smoke, and coastal notes of shellfish and brine sit behind. A drop of water lifts the fruity flavours, revealing sweet and sour apples.

Finish

Apple skin and leafy herbs fade to sweet toffee and sooty smoke.

Note

Sometimes a single cask of whisky appears without much known about it – this is one of them. When we were offered a punchy 63.4% ABV whisky matured in wood of unknown provenance, we were sceptical, but on tasting it we couldn’t say no. After extensive taste testing we think it might have been a rum cask, but we can’t be sure.