The last from the big blue box, Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Scottish Barley Single Malt Scotch, because why not take 20 syllables and 10 words to name your thing. Isn’t there some notable quote about how being concise is… like, good?
Port Charlotte isn’t just a figment of marketing magic, it’s an actual place. Some tourist information describes it as “his best-preserved and most attractive village on Islay” because why not throw shade at the neighbor villages who’ve let themselves go.
Bruichladdich bought and refurbished an old distillery in the town, but they don’t distill there. The old warehouses are used to age whiskies, and the buildings used to house distillery workers are now tourist buildings.
Next week we’ll have the exciting conclusion to our Bruichladdich month when we BattleScotch these three expressions to see which one you should spend your money on. In the meantime here’s what we thought:
Dan – minty campfire, vanilla & butterscotch, marshmallow & chocolate
Simon – pepperoni & cigarettes in a good
Ryan – chili, blueberry, sandalwood
Dan – cherry chloroseptic and cigarettes
Simon – campfire, s’mores & hot dogs
Ryan – peppercorn, maple
Dan – short, sour
Simon – tongue numbing, good warmth
Ryan – hard, lemon
Dan – deeply charred brownies
Simon – burn sharpens, still good
Ryan – same but smoother
Dan – 8.1/10
Simon – 8.8/10
Ryan – 9/10
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Scottish Barley – 50% 200ml – $109.25 – Islay
Try it? Yes! Buy it? Yes!