Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Cask Whisperer (TCW)
Bottling serie
Jim McEwan's Private Stock - 1st Release
Stated Age
17 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
31 mar 2019 12:22 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 453.66

9 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte 2001 TCW

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.80 points.

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Next to the Sauternes Octomore probably the best bottling of this series. After the bottle was open for about a year, he gained another 1-2 points.
    • Nose
      Aaah I find such a slight sulfur note cool. Typical earthy-lactic Port Charlotte smoke (or rather peat), dried fruits, nuts, mousse au chocolat with some lemon balm.
    • Taste
      Really nice earthy, cherry, more medicinal than smoky, lime. The (sulphurous) barrel harmonises great with the PC Spirit. Seems to be of one piece
    • Finish
      A pepperiness similar to a Talisker, but more sulphurous, dark chocolate

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  3. Rodrigue1975 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    We crack the match at the entrance, the sulfur is present. Beautiful red fruit, black cherry, coated by a beautiful smoked peat with medicinal notes, all in smoothness. Nuts, dried fruits, and beautiful chocolate notes.
    Surprising and complex dram with an explosion of flavors.

  4. dumdi_san scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately extremely expensive, but of the 6 bottlings for me together with the Sauternes Octomore the best.

  5. Mickey-Blueeyes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    As already written before, my feeling is that the price / performance ratio is rather bad. I also tried all 6, which has a great nose.
    Strange, flowery, light smoke, coffee, initially a bit snappy.
    Taste, PC smoke, sweet, creamy, dark chocolate
    Departure smoke

  6. ARDBERG scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    General note: Having tasted all six drams of The Cask Whisperers first release in a special tasting, I have to confess that this release has nothing special (other than disappointment) at all except for a bad price quality relation. Maybe I expected too much of Jim McEwan, who has one of the biggest legacy of modern whisky times. But to me he missed out on adding to it, rather I feel he substracted a lot. It starts with the packing, which looks like it was created by someone on the cheap, not worthy of the big man. The contents, for a first release, where I would bottle my best stuff, is dissapointing to say the least but fits the overall appearance of the release. What you see is what you get and taste for too much moolah based on a high priced swiss market. In this way it is a fitting realease but not on a high note, not at all.

    PC and sherry is not my favourite combination and it is not changing here. The is a bit of a slightly dirty stinker - struck matches at the start, growing to be matchboxes and sulphury in the empty glass that I need to change because any other dram would be contaminated thereafter. Content fits packaging here. Well done.

    I also would like a Botanist now to clean my palate. I hope water and Octomore will do the job.
    After the two Laddies and the PC wine cask this unseamly gets into 4th place. Dissapointing. Utterly so.

    2 cl at the TCW first release tasting
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      68 68

  7. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, but at the price just too shallow. Only the finish convinces complex and long-lasting.

  8. Rosebanker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior


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