Port Charlotte An Turas Mor

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
American Oak Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
10/207 08:31 16 sep 10
Added on
22 Aug 2010 1:37 am

Average value

€ 269,99

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353 × member ratings

967 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte An Turas Mor

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.56 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Character: From the characteristic rather young, but nevertheless harmonious and coherent. The An Turas Mor is not a high-speed brute Islay-half-star, but a round, soft and slightly sweet smoker in a pleasant drinking strength. It tastes and feels like sitting on a bale of straw around the campfire with enough space.
    Rating: Over time, I've always liked An Turas Mor better. Right after opening the bottle, I would have evaluated it at 83 points. For half a year he tended to like me better and better. Even if it was still available, I would not necessarily need another bottle of it, but it was fun and enjoyable for me anyway. In the overall view, there are good 86 points for me.
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: malt, peat smoke, avenger bacon, herbal, spices, iodine, vanilla
      Description: An intense mixture of malt and peat smoke rises in the nose. From the soft and almost creamy style. The alcohol is well integrated. Nothing beats the nose here. A slightly sweetish bacon note is spreading and a bit of herbales is also involved. Juniper berries and a little heather make for a characterful spicy background. A touch of iodine resonates too. Then again sweet barley malt and peat smoke. Over time, some vanilla will flash through. In the overall view not very complex but in perspective consistent and delicious.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: peat smoke, grain, malt, spices, smoked ham, oak, almonds
      Description: Gentle and creamy, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Peat smoke and rich cereal notes are the prelude and quite quickly it gets spicy. For a moment it becomes peppery and slightly spicy. A slight warmth spreads in the mouth. The peat smoke and the barley malt finally catch the sharpness again. Also in terms of flavor there are accompanying smoked ham. The influence of the oak is more in the background. Slightly astringent, a tasty woody taste is noticeable on the background. Not old, but rather in the direction of fresh sawdust. Accompanied by a handful of bitter almonds. In a beautiful way, the oak ensures that it does not get too monotonous and boring.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: oak, malt, smoked ham, ashes
      Description: The finish is medium in length and a consistent continuation of the taste. Increasingly drier and with a slightly bitter oak-almond undertone, sweetish barley malt, greasy smoked ham and a lot of peat smoke sound pleasantly. Finally, some ash is noticeable.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Ash combined with floral and citrus fruits. No smell explosion, but the smokiness takes the upper hand.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful taste, a lot of smokiness, combination with citrus, but also iodine and salt. Campfire on the beach with smoked fish?
    • Finish
      88 88
      Everything you can expect from an older Port Charlotte (not in age of content). Long finish, a bit nasty, but especially a lot of peat and smoke. One from the pre-commercial time of Bruichladdich

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Buttery peat, some flowery elements, farm aromas, delicate saltiness, tidal pools, wet ropes and citrus tones. Is becoming more and more "farmiger", freshly shorn wool, leather, smoked fish, cider apples, straw, flax, linseed oil and wet wood. Beautifully put together.
    • Taste
      Medium heavy with peat smoke, salty sea breeze, citrus zests, medical Floralität and becomes more and more complex. Sparkling seasoning, juniper, ash.
    • Finish
      Long with fruity notes, herbs and freshly plowed earth.

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2011]  I had this dram during a Jim McEwan tasting at Godesburg.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  Unfortunately my detailed notes were lost.

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, but anything but perfect, a bit too peaty and just too young.
    • Nose
      Cold smoke, vanilla, tea, pepper, peat
    • Taste
      First peat, sweet smoke, then some apples, nuts, then clear maritime salt notes, but also the pepper from the nose
    • Finish
      Medium long, some salt and pepper still, quite clear, some apple here

  7. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    rated the original price. was around 50eu when it was released
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a very nice, very straight dram. does not need any further maturation and comes at perfect strength.
    • Nose
      recognizable port charlotte. young and medium peaty, very fresh and appealing with salty and some lactic-sour notes. Quite fruity on melon and lemon. Also some mineral notes. quite focussed but far from narrow. I find this a lovely nose.
    • Taste
      quite peaty, medium fruity more on citrus now. salty crackers, brine.
      full bodied and very straight.
    • Finish
      long, slightly dry, salty, peaty.

  9. whiskybros scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review here http://www.whiskybros.com/single-post/2016/04/27/Port-Charlotte-An-Turas-Mor
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry wood smoke. Cowshed. Behind it some leather, menthol and refreshing towels.
    • Taste
      Malt, honey, barbecue smoke. Something orange. Slightly earthy. Dry.


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