Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010
- Publiceret: Fredag, 15. maj 2020 08:19
- Skrevet af MacNiels
OLC:01 er en del af Cask Exploration series. Er produceret på skotsk byg og startede i 2010 med at ligge på ex-bourbon, ex-Syrah og ex-VDN (vin doux naturel) fade. I 2018 blev dette hældt over på oloroso sherry hogsheads fra sherry bodega Fernando de Castilla.
Fordeling af fadene er
30% 1st fill American whiskey casks
40% 2nd fill American whiskey casks
25% vin doux natural casks
5% 2nd fill Syrah casks
Nose – Initially lovely earthy peat smoke and dark fruit, fig predominantly and toffee. As the aromas start to open soft peach and honey appear and a nutty nougat note sets the tone. Baked orange and a hint of mulled wine spice. The peat smoke notes are constant and start to bring out some resinous woody aromas, the longer you allow it to open the more depth you discover, more roasted coffee, syrup and citrus, more chocolate and crushed sea shells.
Palate – As soon as this dram touches your lips you feel the soft oily texture and then, as it coats the palate a subtle dryness changes the tone. The leading notes from the Oloroso cask and the peat smoke define the identity of the whisky but underneath there is a fruity sweetness – figs, orange and peach with a nutty nougat note. With another sip the darker notes of tobacco, boot polish and more earthy smoke give a pepperiness that really draws you into this magnificent whisky.
Finish – The finish is a dry earthy peat smoke with lime and figs. A chocolate and vanilla note comes through and some salty, sandy character. Peat embers give a last hint of smoke.
Character – This dram will leave you reeling, the Port Charlotte spirit is beautifully matched with the Oloroso casks. The initial blending of whisky has been tailored to suit. It’s another cask exploration that shows the versatility of the Port Charlotte whisky and demonstrates the exceptional quality of casks we source. The kind of dram that makes you fall in love with peated whisky.
OLC:01 er aftappet ved fadstyrke på 55,1% og prissat til £90,00