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Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks, 2nd Fill Wine Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 May 2018 2:22 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 67,61

15 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2011

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. sakis scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A fruity and smoke whisky for warm summer nights.
    • Nose
      Ripe fruits like apples and pears a dominant and followed by salty vanilla caramel.
    • Taste
      Salty smoke charcoal, ripe fruits, oaky
    • Finish
      Not long, more like a sea breeze. A bit of chocolate.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  6. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite dissapointing as the new edition lacks the clarity of the previous Islay Barley in the white tin. The special taste of the barley seems to get subdued especially by the wine casks (too much sweetness) which (over)tames also the smoky peaty note of 'normal' textbook Port Charlottes, thus loosing the point of an Islay Barley making it interchangeable imho. Why waste yield in production and the specific special taste of the barley?

    Sampled at a tasting...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
      I have trouble finding the Islay Barley in this one. No point to use wine casks here, imho.
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Myst111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good smoky whisky, though I do not think he is so "heawy peated".
    • Nose
      89 89
      roasted apple, smoke, fruity, vanilla
    • Taste
      89 89
      Apple pie, sweet, honey, bourbon
    • Finish
      82 82
      Very short

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

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