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Port Charlotte 16-year-old

Overall rating
89.42/100
votes
145
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2020 - Digital Exclusive
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 May 2020 3:02 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 277.51

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145 × member ratings

650 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 16-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 points

  1. frozzy scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Intensive peated whisky. I had this at an PC tasting with Adam Hanett in february. You get the PC taste, but with a lot more complexity. Usually im a fan of younger peated Whiskys. Here you get a well aged whisky with a lot of power.
    I really liked it. But its a little overpriced

  2. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose - sweet smoked bacon, barbecue sauce, praline, and all this sprinkled with salt.
    Taste - ongoing blast of sweet bbq smoke, saltiness, sweet cocoa on milk.
    Finish - melting, slightly earthy smoke and toffee, lasting on the lips
    To sum up - very pleasant, you can feel the peat claw in it but it is also much more complex and interesting.

  3. Dris did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "This heavily peated Port Charlotte is the oldest we have released to date. Distilled in 2003, our Scottish Barley new-make was filled into three different parcels of casks.

    Parcel One // Refill hogsheads, recasked into first fill bourbon barrels in 2012

    Parcel Two // First fill bourbon barrels, recasked into ex-Sauternes casks in 2013

    Parcel Three // A complex assemblage of ex-sherry, ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks

    This mouthwatering maturation profile is bottled at 55.8% abv and is limited to 3,000 bottles, which can only be purchased through our ballot."

  4. CaskHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First tasting: Uncertain ...
    Much more complexity and more wood spicy than the 10yo - more influence from time and cask. Not as sweet as the 10yo, more drying. Some water opens it up. Sweeter and less spicy/punchy with water.

  5. Hane*92 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    I'm in love... What an outstanding Dram
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice PC that you want to taste forever. Smell and taste can hit a certain nerve, which beams you straight into the distillery.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Starts sweet-spicy-smoky with a pleasant bacon note. The intensity of the smoke is just right: strong enough to clearly identify the malt as an Islay smoker, subtle enough to allow other flavors to pass by easily. Mildly bitter herbs, heather, a hint of ginger. Milk chocolate, cafe au lait, caramel, honey. Lemon. A ham seasoned with herbs, salt and pepper and slowly dried over peat smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Highly burning flood of peat smoke, accompanied by citrus fruits, forest honey, herbs, ginger, anise and liquorice. Dry from the start. Milk chocolate, toffee. Soft caramel. Although it has a certain fruit sweetness, it cannot be split further. Citrus, yes, but unlike the classic Ardbeg citrus-full ashtray note, the PC 16 spreads warmly on the tongue and is accessible for long-term tasting.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, dry, increasingly smoky, without leaving the other flavors behind. Remains fruity sweet and slightly herbaceous for a long time, while providing a base made of milk chocolate, toffee and espresso beans.

  7. gossm01 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Peat smoke, citrus, slightly salty, chocolate, malty sweet, cheese, light vanilla and honey sweetness
    • Taste
      92 92
      Earthy, dry, liquorice, oak, honey
    • Finish
      89 89
      Intense and long-lasting

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet-smoky and slightly hearty with a hint of cooked, lightly smoked ham, fruity, a little lemon / orange, trace of maritime, tickles the nose slightly
    • Taste
      90 90
      with onset, a bit oily, pleasantly intense tarry-sweet, oak, spices, a little barrel and a hint of espresso. + H2O: soft, woody but slightly sweet Spicy, spices, a bit herbaceous, some cask and delicate fruit sweetness, a little hemp rope, now also citrus fruits and a hint of salt. Delicious!
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and pleasant with smoke, a hint of ash, a little fruity sweetness and light spice.

  9. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Quite solid PC but sadly a bit overpriced (from the distillery already, don't get me talking about 2nd market prices).

    If I would search for an equally enjoyable bottle that came directly from the distillery I would mention the PC12.
    I think you can get that bottle around 130€ as of today.
    From the "oldest PC yet" perspective, I had a 17y old PC in 2018 from maltbarn that was really good.

    So back to this drop.
    Enjoyable, a very neat PC16 but I would expect an even better Bottle as Feis Ile stuff (sorry 'bout that, Event Horizont just blew my mind last year).

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