Review #14 - Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated

Whiskey at sunrise! Starting off the weekend with a dram, and confirming my write up of it from when I took notes earlier in the week. Kitten assisted on the pour.

Color: Beautiful pale yellow straw.

Nose: Smoky peat, brine, funky and sweetly flowery. Light and intriguing but very full.

Palate: Sweet and earthy. Light ash, peat smoke, some kind of bitter citrusy thing. Moments of salt and spice go back and forth over a base of fruity maltiness. A very thick mouthfeel considering how light the flavors are in places. Don't get me wrong, the flavors are full, but they're somehow of a lighter nature.

Finish: Not super long, I'd say medium. Slightly metallic with hints of flowery sweetness.

Verdict: I love this as a morning dram. It's simultaneously rich and full while being light and fluid on the tongue. It's like a fat man doing elegant ballet.

Rating: ★★★★


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