Port Charlotte 2011

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Stated Age
06 years old
Calculated age
07 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

Average value

€ 71.49

25 × in wishlist

232 × member ratings

491 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2011

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.72 points

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is intense, sweet and smoky with a profile of burnt honeycombs and tender ash followed by nice earthiness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is pretty oily and peaty with touches of burnt wood, burnt lemons and fades out with olive oil and fried bacon.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium lenght, ashy, woody and has beautiful bittersweet nuances of burnt lemon zest and citrus fruits.

  4. Marcel74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    40ppm, 75% 1st fill bourbon, 25% 2nd fill syrah and figaro wine, 6 years old
    • Nose
      Almonds, lemon, acacia honey, barley, baked cookies, cinnamon, poached pears, apple juice, light peat, (slightly earthy, ground cover), pepper, maritime sea scent
    • Taste
      Light and delicate, sweet (white sugar), grains and barley, baked cookies, wood and tannins, floral hints and green notes
    • Finish
      Starts with oak and pepper, then sweet, tannins and grains, a little bit of ash and heat, cinnamon and nuts.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tamed in the nose, it develops into a real “pig” on the tongue and in the finish. Dirty and musty. Nothing for every day, but in any case it brings an interesting aromatic change with it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      At first it seems cautious, but that is deceptive, because a warm note of peat smoke sets in relatively quickly, mixed with crushed grapes and currants. Maritime and salty, like a fresh breeze from the sea.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In spite of its 50% it seems almost tender on the tongue - at least at the beginning, because like in the nose it first seems to take a run-up and then attack at full speed. Damp, musty wood, fermented blackberries, wet cardboard. Ashy smoke. Dark chocolate, espresso beans. The mold increases steadily, a little damp cork is added.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, dry, smoky. The damp, musty wood, cellar muff, fermented fruits.

  6. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  7. nogreg scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Smoky and pleasant sipping whisky under 50 Euro, yes. This "Heavily peated" has been over-exaggerated, it's not Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The smell is very medical, bandages, but for the age the whisky is very arranged, moderately smoky, fire smoke, sweet, fruity (plums, apples, citrus), hay, sea and seaweed (nori), somewhere sour, it is good.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delicate, not to say diluted, 50% absolutely do not feel. Pleasantly smoky, campfire smoke, sweet, fruity, vanilla, licorice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky, fruity, sweet, wine, bandage notes, sea, pleasant

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 21 85

    delicious and drinkable!

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    sweet, peat, smoke, more peat, smokes meat, quite good.
    taste and finish follow quite as expected.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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