The key data sounds exciting. They remind me of the Port Charlotte The Distillery Valinch PAC: 01 2006. The Valinch was bottled at 60.4% in 2019 after 12 years of storage ... and I have to admit that the Valinch has so far been one of my personal favorites from the Series is. The PAC: 01 2011 in the Corerange therefore has to overcome a mental hurdle for me and I am very curious to see whether this will be achieved.
After the tasting: What an excellent bottling in the Corerange! Find it very balanced. This is how Port Charlotte is really fun in a glass.
My wife really likes the whisky. Personally, I like the Valinch Distillery a little bit more. But here it is really a taste comparison on a high level. In terms of price-performance ratio, the PAC: 01 2011 is a real board and a very clear purchase recommendation.
The first step on the nose is mostly smoky. This is accompanied by a distinct sweetness, light metallic notes. In the background, subtle citrus fruits combine with cherries and wood. Honey combines with vanilla, light red apple notes and almonds. Really fascinating.
Here, too, the clear smoky notes combine with sweet notes and wood. There is also ham and clear, spicy notes with pastries. I thought about fresh muffins from the smoker for a moment. I've never had that before, but the association tempts me to dare to experiment.
The medium-long finish of smoke, a concise sweetness, with a little spice and wood, stays on the palate for a long time. The palate remembers these great drops for a long time.