Port Charlotte, launched 10 years ago by Bruichladdich, is made in the style of the former Lochindaal distillery which was closed in 1929. It is heavily peated, as opposed to the light floral Bruichladdich main line. Port Charlotte 10 is the first regular release of the limited edition PC range. Aged for 10 years in a combination of bourbon and sherry barrels and peated to 40 PPM.
We tasted Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 at Meeting No. 16 on September 27, 2013. We rated it very highly at 3.00 out of 5. Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10 ranks 35th overall in Scotch. At a street price of $60, this spirit is on the pricier side given the our rating of it.
Poutine with blue cheese on the nose... or, soggy socks. Gum drop Scotch on your palate with light pepper on the end. Lovely cedar peat flavor.
A slight funk on the nose. Dare I say dirty diaper. Earthy flavors on the tongue. Water removes some of the complexities.
Nose: Tar and grade school paste - yum! Hawaiian barbecue pork. Taste: Oh dear. Big sour, moldy punch up front. Mellows to a pleasant smokey taste - like a sooty doused fire. Rubber boots.
Earth flavored. A slight pucker. Remarkably, adding water makes it taste watered down. If you like peat, there are plenty of options with more character.
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