Port Charlotte The Peat Project
Peated Single Malt
Port Charlotte // Islay, Scotland
This particular bottle is a blend of multiple vintages, and is even more peated than their Heavily Peated bottling (44 ppm vs 40 ppm respectively). What I do find is an extreme abundance of baking spices that might take over the palate if the smoke and peat were not there to lift them off. All this shows just how good their Master Blender Jim McEwan is at his job. The casks picked for this particular bottling have done well at balancing the floral elements in a heavily peated whisky.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"If you don’t have an idea of what you are in for, the first quaff might sting a little. This is a peat bomb and it won’t let you forget it. The whisky has a peppery and strong aromatized cinnamon sticks aroma. If you weren’t already smoking a Cuban and have one, grab one now. The middle of the palate highlights the whisky’s floral notes with a certain aroma much like budding lilacs but not in an overpowering perfume-y way. The finish is strong and lasting with tobacco, dark chocolate, and roasted nutmeg. Fans should also try Laphroaig Quarter Cask and of course Bruichladdich Octomore."