Islay Region – 61%ABV – $90 | £63 | €73
Here in the Northeast; beautiful picturesque (mostly picturesque; I’m traveling through northeast New Jersey right now…) Northeast/New England we just encountered a massive, massive snow storm. The second large storm in a two week span.
While normally I’d love this, it just so happens that I am trying ever so hard just to get home so love turns into hate & frustration. As I write this review I am sitting on a train back to Connecticut that may not make it all the way there. I left Chicago yesterday afternoon (luckily) and got to Philadelphia around 3:00pm or so expecting to hop on a 5:55 train back to CT. I decided to pass on that train as US Airways told me that my flight to CT was still on, leaving at 5:40pm.
The flight was canceled at 5:38pm.
My wife was good girl and she found a super-duper, over-priced hotel (perhaps the only hotel with vacancies due to the cost) for me to stay at. Thanks babes!!
Last night I “enjoyed” vegetarian food at the steakhouse which is adjacent to the hotel. Ha! Accompanying my dinner was some Glenmorangie Original and Talisker 175th Anniversary (no complaints there).
This morning I walked to the 30th street train station and picked up my train tickets and hoped onto the train back home to Connecticut. Yay!!
My wife texted me to let me know that there was no service to CT but I didn’t believe her. Amtrak told me there were no issues… until I got to the gate. Then they announced there would be no service to CT. Ugh. Note to all the husbands and/or life partners out there: LISTEN TO YOUR WIFE! SHE KNOWS HER SHIT.
So. Here we are. Here I am – now on a train which will stop in NYC hoping on a wing and a prayer that the tracks will be cleared and this locomotive will be allowed to get me back home!
It’s situations like this and weather such as we’re experiencing here in the Northeast that make me want to reach for some Port Charlotte whisky!! I reviewed the PC6, 6yo whisky here. Today I am reviewing the PC7:
On the nose — Soured milk. More soured milk – in a surprisingly good way.
Rich & creamy butter.
Honey, yogurt and salted caramel.
Peaty but not very smoky.
Some youth showing through (in the form of pears), but hey, this is only 7 years old.
On the mouth — Mustard seed and other savory herbs.
Smoke, Eeyores thistles and pricker bushes.
The apples from the nose are here.
More sour milk.
Mostly big & smokey but there’s a good deal of licorice in there too – and maybe a touch of vanilla.
Finish — Long with burnt sugar and Kiss™ brand licorice rock-n-roll dresses (as if you’ve never had one!?).
In sum — I’m a fan of the Port Charlotte. This one is nice but the PC6 was a mammoth. Looking forward to trying more of these. A winter dram for sure. This stuff will light you on fire from the inside out.