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Port Charlotte MC: 01

Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Marsala Casks
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
12 May 2018 2:40 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 88.96

39 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

193 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MC: 01

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My brother was lucky enough to find this in a store in Calgary even though these are exclusive "Travel Retail". This happens sometimes in Alberta when some Travel Retail bottlings find their way into some regular retail stores.

    So I asked to try it before they all disappear to see if I want some for myself. At around $140cnd, I'll pass. It's good, but I can purchase Octomores for the same price, so I don't feel the value's there in comparison and there's nothing special about it other than the fact we are not suppose to have the opportunity to purchase such a bottle.

    This might improve with oxidization, but it's not my bottle so I maybe missing something special on the development as the bottle empties.

    This is the ugliest bottle I've ever seen. It looks like it came from a hospital or lab. Ugh!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet tobacco, slightly burt caramel, some other stuff I can't put my finger on.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and very thick mouth feel; heavy tobacco, light caramel with very slight fruitiness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, slight bitterness on the backend. It's not that complex and the finish does not add much if anything to the experience. It's okay.

  2. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For me, not the high flyer that many see in him, but also no disappointment. Simply a solid bassy PC from an interesting barrel.
    • Nose
      Stings something in the nose at the beginning, but that flies, if you give it some time, greasy smoke, not too strong smoke in the nose, some dark chocolate, but the smoked bacon is dominant, take your time is worth and a little warming does not hurt either , then it opens properly, then much more chocolaty, nut flavors, a bit of sulfur, some mint, the ashy smoke comes through with time more
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, spicy smoke, sweet milk chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, very creamy, caramel, this typical Laddienote, then dry, red fears, then swinging again and again sweetness
    • Finish
      very ashy smoke, nuts, a memory of chocolate

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

    22 21 21 21 85

    Mentally, Madeira is good! and tires! Tasty and smooth, good!

  5. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N22 P21 F21 B21

  6. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good PC, though the CC:01 show the cognac better than this the marsala.
    • Nose
      Camphor, honey, caramel, tobacco, cocoa, sweet peat, smoked ham and raisin.
    • Taste
      Citruses, caramel, forest fruits, honey, tobacco, sulfur and phosphorus, ginger and smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, smoky.

  7. Jackson05 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Had this beside MRC:01 and preferred that one. I found this a bit of a hot winey mess. A bit of sulphur too.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Dry and herbal, echinacea, chilies, slate, dandelion, gunpowder, smoke, quite hot
    • Taste
      81 81
      Winey, very sweet, herbaceous, licorice, earthy, smoke, harsh
    • Finish
      80 80
      Sweet, dessert wine, licorice, gunsmoke, charred wood, earthy peat, bitter

  8. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The typical PC note, light smoke, soft, aromatic.

    Not too strong, it is easy to drink.
    Spicy, woody.

    Really good.

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Dried fig initially with fresh baked sweet pastries. Teasing smokes with fried savoury fish bone and shells notes come thru, the contrast are obvious and needing time to integrate. (87/21)

    P- Sweetness are pretty intense now, though on the herb-y side with more sweet peat, raisin and dried fruits emerge, herbal liqueur. Thick yet still soothing natural sweetness cling on the lips. (87/21)

    F- Long, vanilla, dried fruits and warming, bespoke after dinner dram for Christmas dinner. Funky and playful at times with also heavy oak influence and strength to drive the intense but rounded flavours. (88/22)

    B/B- 87/21

    Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 2, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 4

    Weighted Rate- 85pt
    — at APW Bangsar.
    • Nose
      N- Dried fig initially with fresh baked sweet pastries. Teasing smokes with fried savoury fish bone and shells notes come thru, the contrast are obvious and needing time to integrate. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Sweetness are pretty intense now, though on the herb-y side with more sweet peat, raisin and dried fruits emerge, herbal liqueur. Thick yet still soothing natural sweetness cling on the lips. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Long, vanilla, dried fruits and warming, bespoke after dinner dram for Christmas dinner. Funky and playful at times with also heavy oak influence and strength to drive the intense but rounded flavours. (88/22)

      B/B- 87/21

      Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 2, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 4

      Weighted Rate- 85pt
      — at APW Bangsar.

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