Bruichladdich PC11 Review

This is an 11 year malt from Bruichladdich’s numbered Port Charlotte series that is a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso maturations bottled at 59.5% ABV.

Nose: Heavy butyric acid notes with old rubber and pencil shavings, burnt hamburger bits, overripe bananas, and massive peat.

Palate: Super phenolic with burnt oak, pungent peat, cured meats, and heavy smoke.

Finish: Very earthy full of massive smoke and ashy peat.

Rating: 82/100 – Good, but a bit one dimensional. I wouldn’t have guessed that there was any Oloroso matured malt in here as the peat just dominates all around. I enjoyed the PC7 release quite a bit more.

Value for the money: This retailed for around $125+ and I think it’s a bit overpriced there compared to some staple peated drams e.g. Lagavulin 16, Ardbeg Uigedail, etc which outperform it in my opinion.

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