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Port Charlotte 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.12/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB129702
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Bottled
29.10.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st&2nd F. American Oak, 2nd F. French Wine
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L162645
Added on
14 Apr 2019 12:13 pm by Jordanite
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.89

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65 × member ratings

179 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 10-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10yo Heavily Peated. Had this a couple of times previously, but rating is from a bottle at Drygate, Glasgow in March 2019. Aroma is spiritous and oaky, bizarrely there's some smoke evident from a distance when it's poured but it doesn't come through much when nosing closely, quite sawdusty and plasticky. Taste is very salty and waxy, there's almost a souring or cheesy note, a little paraffin oily waxy - Octomore-like with the peat which takes on on a burnt wax depth bordering oiliness. Quite fun but lacks complexity for me. Drinks below 50% though. (3.3/79)

  2. Sudden7006 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very god 10 years old Islay!

  3. Floor scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Starts earthly and has a salty ending

  4. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bacon, cured pork, barnyard notes, vanilla, sweet yellow fruit, fresh notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet and barnyardy arrival. Rich sweet peat, spice, oak, yellow fruit, mild honey, bitter notes.
    • Finish
      Long and billowing ash, peat, honey, and bitter notes. Warming spice.

  5. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoked meat, red wine, sea salt, malt sourness
    • Taste
      Different shades of smoking, sea salt, mineral oil
    • Finish
      Middle. Ashes, oak barrel, a pinch of spices

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One of the favorite 10YO scotches!

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Jordanite scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Port Charlotte 10 year old is unusual for a standard bottling due to its inclusion of wine casks. However the result is quite pleasant indeed. On the nose are smoke, tangy fruit notes - a mix of lemon and pink guava juice - sea air and a hint of minerality. The farminess from the peat is more pronounced on the palate, which is followed by tangy lemon juice, some light minerality and very gentle herbs. There is both a pleasant sweetness and a nice, oily quality. For a 50% whisky it is surprisingly easy to drink. The finish continues with more smoke, lemon and minerality. It might be more expensive than other 10yo whiskies, but it is worth it.

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