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Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
60
Whiskybase ID
WB116840
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Refill Hogshead + 1st Fill Barrel
Number of bottles
582
Strength
63.1 % Vol.
Size
30 ml 500 ml
Barcode
5060532803178
Added on
30 Aug 2018 8:30 am by Yeyel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 107.45

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60 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Pl5 ElD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This lemon finish is not my piece of cake unfortunately

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Actually a whisky with potential for my taste, if it weren't for the missing cowshed note ...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nice and peaty! It’s really salty and coastal, in a satisfying sort of way. It’s maybe lacking in a bit of complexity, but I like the sparkles of floral and citrusy flavours poking through the peat. The finish turns really, really lemony, which isn’t my favourite, but the rest of the dram is pretty nice.

    Nose: Certainly peated. It’s coastal, but not particularly medicinal. Black pepper, black olives, and red chili powder. A tiny bit of a butyric or sour cream note. Salted fish drying on an old dock. Some sweeter flavours of lime candies, Granny Smiths, and nectarines. Resinous in a way, even a bit floral –green tea emerges as the whisky rests in the glass.

    Palate: Medium-texture, with a good amount of heat. Seems to be cask strength. Tart, salty, and vegetal up front, with lots of unripe fruit mixed with fresh herbs and ash. Almost agave-like. More tart smoke on the development, with more iodine here than in the nose. There’s an interesting fragrant bergamot-y note in the middle there. Some rice vinegar as well.

    Finish: Medium-length and warming. Black peppercorns, burning leaves, seawater, salt-soaked driftwood, salted fish, and musty dunnage warehouse. Really nice sweet notes of chocolate, crème puffs, and malted barley. It turns into pure lemon juice.

  4. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lots of oomph on the attack, but in the mouth and on the finish it's kind of simple. Thankfully the farmy touches haunting Octomores are missing here.

    That bottling strength though... oO
    • Nose
      Surprisingly the first thing out is a musty wine cellar smell. After that, sweet tar, a bit of thyme, faint rubberiness. With water, some dry barley and this tarry oiliness that reminds me of the Springbank Local Barleys of late. Some kind of jeera/anise mix?
    • Taste
      Tarry, viscous, and certainly vicious. Unbelievably sharp neat, anesthesizing even. Lots of peat and tar, but no seashore notes or wood smoke. Kind of like a Laphroaig 10 CS if you stripped out the burned wood and medicinal notes. The attack fills your taste buds with tar, but it never develops anywhere from the heavy tar.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, sweet, faintly plastic-y tar, and a bit of wet chalk in the tail. Some of that young peater yeastiness can be found here as well, in the back. Tasty, but too simple for a higher score.

  5. Cyril31 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Like a Caol Ila ;-)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. matfrl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong nose. Farmy, ashy, subtle sweet smoke, oak, spice.
    • Taste
      Oily. Intense spice at first, balanced with honey and peat, farmy notes, oak, some bitterness. Drying on the tail end.
    • Finish
      Intense spice again. Long finish of spice and subtle smoke.

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