Category: Scotch whisky

Whisky distilled, matured for a minimum of 3 years and bottled in Scotland

Port Charlotte PAC: 01 2011

Port Charlotte PAC: 01 single malt whisky

Bold, earthy and chewy peat, lots of sweet malt and plenty of fruit from the casks. With an abundance of French oak tannins and wine influence this reminded me a lot of Ardbeg’s Corryvreckan expression, however the peat here seems drier and earthier and less oily and phenolic than Ardbeg. 88/100

Ailsa Bay 1.2 Sweet Smoke

ailsa bay release 1.2 sweet smoke single malt scotch whisky

I enjoyed this one much more than the first release. Remarkable similarity in my comments – Promises Islay but doesn’t have the weight/structure or malty backbone to deliver it. This expression has lots of sweet fruitiness to balance the dry peat smoke and is very reminiscent of many Islay malts – resulting in a very enjoyable dram – I wonder if WG&S are experimenting at making their own Islay style malt here in the absence of a distillery on the island?