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.