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Port Charlotte, An Turas Mor, Islay Single Malt Whisky AKA The Peat Project

Port Charlotte, An Turas Mor, Islay Single Malt Whisky AKA The Peat Project

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Nose: The unmistakable smoke and peat of an Islay jumps from the glass and fills the room, but the peat is somehow sweeter as it combines with the smoke in this whisky. Vanilla and a nice citrus/orange balance the smoke nicely.
Palate: Bright citrus greets the tongue and then expands before the smoke and peat get a chance flood the palate. In the finish peppermint shows up to add a pleasant surprise.
Comments: Port Charlotte is the name given to the peated whiskies made by Bruichladdich, a traditionally unpeated Islay scotch. When Jim McEwan took over distilling at Bruichladdich he stated that he longed to make a whiskey in a more traditional Islay style, but I found this very confusing as Bruichladdich produced many different bottling’s some unpeated, and some heavily peated. Bruichladdich has a very distinct label and bottle and I feel I should know what I’m getting when I buy it. O.K. it’s time to get off my whiskey soapbox and talk about this bottle of scotch.
First it should be noted that An Turas Mor has no age distinction and this is not the final bottling that will become the flagship scotch of Port Charlotte, but as I tasted it I felt this could pass for a 10 year old bottling that many distilleries would be proud of.

To see where Port Charlotte is produced today and where the hope to produce it in the future check out our Distillery Map.
Alc/Vol: 46%
If you’ve had this Whiskey please feel free to leave your notes below as a comment.

Note: Bruichladdich has changed the name of their single malt An Turas Mor which means  The Great Journey to The Peat Project.

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