peated single malt from Bruichladdich.
I have just I realized that although Islay is my favorite region in the World of Whisky, the blog does not have all single malt representatives from the island. I shall immediately fix it. Thus, I reach for Bruichladdich. As we are talking about Islay I have chosen peated version – Bruichladdich Port Charlotte An Turas Mor.
It is not easy to determine the current nature of the distillery. Under the roofs of the warehouses distillates are aged in wide range of various casks, from bourbon, by sherry, classic wines and calvados. Generally, the guys from everything. A little bit too much.
The age of Bruichladdich Port Charlotte An Turas Mor is not stated (NAS) (in this case, distillates from 5 to 8 years), the colour is natural, it is non chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV. An Turas Mor means Great Journey.
C: light gold,
N: sweet, intense vanilla, honey, biscuits, smoke and peat, ash, wet ground, quite fresh, over the time acidity appears, mineral, after adding water even floral with ginger,
T: begins with a gentle sparking on the tongue, then you can feel notes of vegetables; and on a large amount of peat and ash that remains until the end, time reveals fruits – peach, nectarine and apple, honey and a touch of salt and cereals, there is also a note of mint,
F: medium long, peaty.
It worked, finally single malt from each currently producing distillery on Islay is represented on the blog.
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte An Turas Mor gains due to the natural presentation, it does not change the fact that the whisky is quite young, but on the other hand, a lot is not missing. Despite the 46% ABV alcohol is well integrated and does not offend you. Over the time, after staying in a glass and adding a drop of water, Bruichladdich opens up and gains a lot. It is worth to add these drops and wait.