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Port Charlotte MRC:01

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
07 years old
ex-wine casks from Bordeaux Mouton Rothschild
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L162619 18/287
Added on
12 May 2018 2:55 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97,66

78 × in wishlist

152 × member ratings

458 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte MRC:01

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.17 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It is already a bomb in the mouth, but unfortunately it sounds pretty fast too. Then you just have to pour more often ;-)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Intensive red wine aromas, ashy smoke, Mon Cherie, quite dry, dark chocolate, a good dose of acidity, creamy, vanilla, a little espresso, then warmed a bit spicy, a pinch of cinnamon, very chocolaty after the first sip
    • Taste
      91 91
      Taste explosion in the mouth, creamy, full-bodied, ashy smoke, caramel, cherries, overall rather dry, roasted aromas, cinnamon, really yummy
    • Finish
      87 87
      The cut was quite hard, the main aromas were gone from now on, no smoke to find, still slightly creamy, but not much, and even at the second sip quite short, but at least a little longer, with nuts, still slightly smoke , light sweetness, fruity, maybe the cut but only so hard, because he is so extremely intense at the beginning

  2. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With over 200 different cask types maturing in our warehouses, our cask exploration series showcases the influence of wood on our heavily peated spirit. Bottled at 59.2% alcohol and in limited numbers, we introduce the Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010. Distilled from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region, this sweet and fruity spirit has spent time in first fill American whisky casks and second fill French wine casks. These component parts have been combined and matured for an extra year in the finest French oak from the Bordeaux left bank. (www.bruichladdich.com)

  3. mtroun scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Colour: maple syrup
    Nose: lots of sticky fruit; plums and cherries in syrup. The smoke arrives shortly after. With water, the smoke dominates and is accompanied by salty fish, cumin and ham.
    Palate: very smoky, dominated by charcoal and BBQd meats. Adding water brings out smoked ham, cumin and pepper.
    Finish: smoky and reminiscent of seafood (lobster, prawns)
    Overall: Slightly disappointed at first tasting as the single Mouton Rothschild cask at Bruichladdich distillery was one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted and I was excited to try this due to that experience. My first impression was that the sweetness and the smoke didn't integrate and it became sickly rather quickly. On my second sitting (with notes) the smoke was more dominant with the sweetness more of a lingering overtone. It may be the glassware or just the difference between different sittings but it seemed more well integrated. It combines many of the pleasures of young peated whisky with a 'dessert whisky' sweetness that adds to the complexity. Nonetheless, it's nowhere near as complex or as smooth as the single cask I tried at the distillery!

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    In 2018 I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and had the pleasure to try a Port Charlotte directly for a Mouton Rothschild Cask. I think this was exactly the moment when I fell in love with whisky. The Port Charlotte MRC:01 is not exactly the same. However, it gives you a really good impression of what magic a red wine cask can do to a heavily peated dram: turn it into a sweet, winey, fruity, fresh wonder! Adding water makes this whisky more fruity and peppery.
    • Nose
      smoke, peat, Bruichladdich cheese, winey, spicy, wood, leather, ripe banana
    • Taste
      winey, smoky, salty, malty
    • Finish
      fruit, winey, dark chocolate

  7. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Somewhen last year I tried to establish a rule of thumb. Never buy a whisky, that is more expensive than its year statement times 10.

    Gladly I split three of those MRC01 Bottles for a small whisky lovers group and had around 25cl to spare. After spendings some time with this "thing"... I ordered another bottle just for me.

    I don't exactly get what it does for me, its heavy, its peaty, its sweet, its red whiny.
    Works well without water, works well with water.

    Near to the top and one of the better peaty ones of 2018

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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


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