Overall rating
87.03/100
votes
150
Whiskybase ID
WB141820
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
09.07.2004
Bottled
31.10.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
838
Number of bottles
515
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 nov 2019 3:04 pm by dumdi_san
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.00

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte 2004 WhB

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.03 points.

  1. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  3. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My description of this is already long enough— long enough to know that there was a lot going on here and I had trouble pinning down exactly how to describe the different flavor notes. That is usually a good sign as I love an interesting dram that takes some time to figure out. I thoroughly enjoyed the unique profile on this as sherry funk and lactic Bruichladdich funk collided to create something that walked the thin line between disgusting and delicious.
    • Nose
      Funky, earthy, meaty, and subtly sweet— there was a lot going on. Slightly burnt popcorn, arare rice crackers, papier-mâché, glue, and a burning cow paddy. Meatier notes of honey glazed ham, smoked ham hock, cured salami, and smoked cheddar. There was definite umami, almost lactic funk, that was laced throughout the nose.
    • Taste
      Medium to thick body with a rich flavor profile. Sweet earthy char, earthen oven, straw hats, and burnt popcorn, the palate generally matched the nose. Earthy notes of manure and dried shiitake mushrooms came though along with meatier impressions of slightly gamey smoked barbecue, baked beans, little smokies, pickled fish, and smoked cheese. The wife pegged the faint saltiness as Korean seaweed chips which came out near the end along with sweet raisins and dried cherries.
    • Finish
      Lingering earthy notes with raisins and faint smoke.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I don't understand the complaining about the sulfur here. If there's any at all, it's well balanced by the meaty notes and smokiness. It's nothing like your average sulfur spoiled sherried speysiders.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fat smoke and vegetal peat (almost in a moldy way), a faint struck match (nothing too much), quite farmy, also nutty and meaty with salty Old Amsterdam cheese, chili peppers, dried apricot and bitter citrus, ending on dusty old wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A fat and greasy mouthfeel, smoked ham, kippers, salted soy sauce, quite some chili's, sweeter citrus notes, plum, dry dusty wood, developing into strong notes of dry tobacco, charcoal and ashes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long: a short amount of fresher citrus notes, slight cheesy funk, quickly shifting to dark chocolate and burnt tobacco and indeed something sharp and sulfury at the very back, ending on clear charcoal and ashes. It's just a tad too dry.

  5. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Buttered popcorn jelly beans, vomit, butterscotch, smoke, dried fruit.

    Palate: Grape nuts, sulfur, buttered popcorn jelly beans and vomit.

    Finish: Long -> Funky, smoky, vomity.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, clearly some sherry influence but not too dominant. Only in body pretty intense, pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pretty full scent, wood smoke and vegetal, green. Then smoked apples, plums. Ashy. Sweet smoke, raisins, berries.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty powerful, smoky, ashy, red fruits,berries, plums. Pepper, malty. Sweet smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      More smooth now, plums, smoked apples, ashy, berries, wood smoke. Middle long. A little bitter touch now.

  7. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2021-08-28 (blind)
    • Nose
      88 88
      dirty smoke, reminiscent of Ledaig, orange jam, bread-like, shortbread, wet hay, light wine notes - red fruits, light acidity, kustall
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong, classy, smoky, the profile could be a Ledaig Sinclair, red fruits, light acidity, later becoming rounder
    • Finish
      89 89
      also reminds me of Ledaig, long-lasting

  9. chrisyeo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Tasted a wee dram from a friend .

    It was a bomb ???? for me, #SingleCask has its magic ???? at giving you different scent and taste.

    tasted caramel sweetness, early finishing had the fireworks powder taste/feeling(after being told), very long finish for me.

  10. the_muskox scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    Damnit, sulfured again!! I’ve said in the past that I’m not particularly sensitive to sulfur, but I’m not sure that’s true anymore. If it weren’t for that strong sulfur note, this would be great. The nose is so intriguing – it’s superlatively savoury and earthy, but with this great caramel sweetness. The palate starts strong, but then… all sulfur. I had trouble finishing my glass.

    Nose: Powerful stuff! Very earthy and funky, with smoky barnyard, burnt match, and peat bog. Salty and savoury, like something to make a ramen tare out of. Wine-braised beef. There’s some sweet in there too, though: blood orange, passionfruit, sticky currant jam, milk chocolate, and (loads of) caramel. Maple butter on toast. A bit of a wood-fired pizza oven-type yeasty-spicy note. A damp forest still soaked from this morning’s rain.

    Palate: Medium-thick, oily texture. Sweet and meaty up front – more braised beef, mushrooms, cooked vegetables and dried apricots. Strongly, strongly sulfurous in the middle, and slightly lactic. More earthy, coastal, barnyard-y smoke. Something like a dry red wine. Soy-sauce-marinated egg.
    Water helps a little with the sulfur note, but it’s still pretty bad.

    Finish: Still very sulfurous. Extremely earthy vegetal smoke and dried fish. French vanilla crème, maple butter, gingerbread, and salted peanuts.

  11. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: light gold, slightly orange,
    ????: sweet peat, intense but already nicely arranged, smooth, focal climate, sweet, slightly focal sweet, there is not much complexity here, but it is soooo elegant!
    ????: smooth, focal-sweet, velvety, slightly spicy, very tasty! Oily, it spreads very nicely and sticks to the palate, yum yum yum !!! Delicious!!!
    ????: sweet, slightly smoky, long
    *
    Pride!!! Velvety, delicate, coherent, round, subtle, pleasantly peaty, slightly focal. Just delicious !!!
    *
    ????: 6/10
    ????: 90/100

  13. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruit, peat, gunpowder ... ignites.
    I don't want to say more. Very tasty and the sulfur fits perfectly here.

  17. Furosin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      A surge of smoke with a lot of acid and sulfur. Once you have left these first impressions behind, a sweet and fruity nose appears: grapes, apricots, dark berries, sherry, caramel, vanilla and wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      At the beginning there are subtle notes of sulfur on the palate, which are immediately replaced by smoke and sweetness. Very oily and round mouthfeel, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Beautiful charcoal smoke with dark fruits, sherry, dark chocolate, a light spiciness with salt, tobacco and a hint of lemon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is long and has something of freshly grilled from the charcoal grill in combination with tobacco and dark chocolate.

  18. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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

    22 21 21 21 85

  20. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, a great whisky for a top issue price. It's a lot of fun, especially because it's more atypical when it comes to sherry. Plus Laddie, which I love.
    • Nose
      The Laddie character is obviously here, caramel, sour, roasted aromas, nuts, sweet, butter cream, so from the smell profile I would rather bet on sweet wine, which I personally like, but really not very sherry-heavy, it does with time more and more, some sulfur, fragments of garnet, i.e. the baked goods, cake batter with alcohol, great smell, excitingly, I have not mentioned smoke with any syllable so far, in the nose it is almost inseparably linked to this cakey and roasted note, after the first Swallow a fairly clear sweet and slightly effervescent red fruit or berry note
    • Taste
      oily, fat, vinous, pure roasted aromas, sour dark fruit above, here sherry rather, there is smoke, sulfur, sweet, cherry, medium smoke, a lot of acidity, great intensity, pure laddie, some dark chocolate on the palate, delicious
    • Finish
      Sulfur, roasted aromas, acid, raisins, laddie, long-lasting, warming, fun

  21. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. Shining_Bright did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    First sip - thought I had struck gold: Initial P.C. smoke is very promising. Then it goes off & turns cloying and sweet, sickly perfumed (not in a good way) perhaps French violets. Really not nice, maybe P.C. does not work with sherry casks or maybe its sulfur. Out of respect for the wonderful Whiskybroker I will leave rating this one to others.

    Shame because P.C. can be really special - try the 'Islay barley' expression.
    • Nose
      Conflict between sharp smoke & cloying sweetness, that perfume really is off-putting
    • Taste
      Sharp & welcome peaty bite. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, and that nasty perfumed sweetness goes on and on.

  23. daverdaz scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Uiiiiii, unfortunately sour. I have no problem with sulfur, but here the acid predominates in combination with sulfur and that's no fun!

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  25. Totoro scored this whisky 54 points Connoisseur

    Super sulphuric, a true stink bomb. The palate is more bearable than the nose, but still: it‘s more than I can take. No idea how to score this, so I‘ll refrain.

  26. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. LittlePeat scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Whoa ...

    No sherry bomb. On the contrary: the sherry only sets one of the many nuances here. More sherry would have ruined that whisky, I think. Incredibly well balanced, even if this drop is very dirty. A new dimension of whisky for me. Very full and varied in the nose, very great on the palate, even if I would have liked more volume percent here.
    • Nose
      94 94
      That's not a Winesky. The sherry only sets one of the many nuances here.

      Nose: very different. As that which one otherwise knows. Cowshed. Juniper. Bay leaf. In the background - as icing on the cake - the blackcurrant snail. Jackfruit. Sulfurous apricots. The sulfur is of the type "burned match" and - but very little - lazy eggs. Light but dirty smoke. Saltpeter. Wood. Vanilla (see currant snail). Maritime. Red fruits in the background (see red currant snail).
    • Taste
      93 93
      For what I have perceived in the nose, there are still drugs (antibiotics); Bay leaf and saltpeter get stronger. You can already tell the relatively old age, and that this is no 08/15 whisky. The variety of flavors that I had already in the nose, is impressive. The only criticism: The ABV. With more percentages, it would be even more interesting on the palate.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, even very long, with everything from the nose and the palate, whereby the bay leaf becomes even stronger. Also the antibiotics. And sulphurised apricots. Quite chemically-bitter, but that is probably the case with the PC.

      Edit: And there are more flavors. I just have dried dill tips. Then: parsley root, carbide.

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