- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Islay Barley
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks, 2nd Fill Wine Casks
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 12 May 2018 2:22 pm by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2011
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.81 points
- A short time ago I published an article about the reworking of the Port Charlotte range, peated whisky produced by Bruichladdich on the island of Islay. I invite you to take a look if it is not already done, via the link below. As its name suggests this version is produced from spring barley grown on the island. Two varieties, Oxbridge and Varietal Publicain, three Happy Farmers like Mark Reynier used to baptize them, Raymond Fletcher of Dunlossit, Raymond Stewart of Sunderland and Neil McLellan of Kilchiaran. This is how things can be done simply and in a socially and environmentally sound way, since now one-third of barley requirements are met by local culture. And the result is there, you taste this soil, an uncompromising whisky, the old-fashioned, a real success in this sense. www.passionduwhisky.com
Nose: From the moment your nose comes into contact with these scents, you know that you are no longer in unknown territory. Besides this smoke, it seems to me that this edition is richer than the previous one. There is white chocolate, hints of lemon oil. Yes there is a fruity side that goes beyond citrus like orange, there are sweet fruits that win my sympathy, fishing. In the background, the peat seems to take medicinal notes, camphorated sometimes available on older PC versions. Finally of a great sweetness this nose has more than one turn to play us.
Palate: Oily to perfection, it develops a large woody energy, smoke. This will dry up, swing spices like white pepper, salt, yes a profile more and more maritime and brackish. Charcoal, almost on soot, which gives it weight. Wow, that by the fire this winter, it will do its little effect.
Final: The beginnings are particularly bitter. Then it is this crust of salt that will take over, with always this charcoal. The salt will fade offering a long and earthy finish, limit under wood. All this smoke will turn on tobacco aromas. Really a beautiful wealth.
- Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2011 is a new vintage comprised of whisky produced from barley grown on three Islay farms – Dunlossit, Sunderland and Kilchiaran. Bottled at 50% abv, the whisky has been matured in mostly first-fill American oak with some whisky aged in refill Syrah and Merlot wine casks. It will be available globally for around £60 per 70cl bottle.
Hint of smoke, not too strong, vanilla, honey, some citrus, after a while the smoke disappears
The peat hits hard, young, fresh, but very enjoyable
- A very large whisky with an original flavor, which stands out among all its Islay cousins.
You really have to taste these Port Charlotte made with local barley, it's the best.
Very original nose: medicinal, plastic heated in the sun, burnt tire. But also black bread, coffee / cocoa. After several minutes, fresh seaweed, seaside at low tide. Finally, the peat is set back, it gives way to a multitude of other aromas.
Delicacy in the mouth. Chiseled. Almost minty.
End. We finally find all the aromas of the nose. Astonishing. Unfortunately not very long, too bad; otherwise it would be a 90-95.
- a very good malt for just 6 years old. Smoky but not pushy, very tasty.
malty sues with smoke and citrus fruits, maritime notes
smoky spicy, fruity sues, malt and barley
long and warm with sherry and smoke, malt and barley, spicy sweet