Port Charlotte The Peat Project is a heavily peated (44ppm) single malt from Bruichladdich. This dram is a gentle one, when it comes to smoke. It surely has smoke but it isn’t strong.
Like the title suggests, this whisky is not as weird and complex, as the movie Holy Smoke. I just wanted to make a statement using that title.
Matured in American bourbon casks, this Port Charlotte offers a floral and spicy peated experience. Delicate layers of fresh and soft flavors.
Nose: Best part of The Peat Project. Spicy with black pepper and cinnamon. Delicate smoke stays with you very consistently. Hints of floral notes.
Taste: Smoke is there but it’s very delicate. Salt and peat with freshly cut grass. Hints of lemon. Creamy layers.
Finish: Fruits and smoke, but the smoke is just a hue when compared to the nose or even taste. Quick finish.
Balance: Mild aftertaste and quick finish don’t ruin the whisky but do lower the score. With peated ones, the big finish usually completes the dram. Still, a good whisky for peat maniacs. Suits for people, who are not looking for peat monsters.
Nose: 23 | Taste: 21 | Finish: 17 | Balance: 19
Overall score: 80