Having a bad nose week , and a bad week all together after catching the flu. Good i have some tasting notes waiting i Queue, as it seems no tasting is happening this week at whisky Israel towers. This one is really overdue, and was a part of a MOS bottle share organized by the one and only Sjoerd (NL). I love me some PC and those heavily peated malts produced by the Laddie are often excellent, especially relatively young and kicking. This came Au naturel from Bourbon Hogshead, no bizarre finishes or sherry, just plain old ex-bourbon. 306 bottles in this batch.
Port Charlotte 2002 Malts of Scotland Cask 1172, 64,2%
Nose: Starting a bit sharp with the expected avalanche of peat and pepper then followed by spices such as Cinnamon , then off to becoming more earthy and with some new leather.
Palate: A true pepper and peat bomb. Lovely stuff. Spicy with chilly , cinnamon and leather. and heaps of
Smoke and earth with hints of vanilla.
Finish: Peat . Waves of smoke , pepper and heather.
A very good example of young PC, that delivers all you can hope for, and will please peat freaks, and PC lovers. Natural and good.