Port Charlotte PAC: 01 2011

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Exploration Series
Stated Age
08 years old
Calculated age
09 years old
French Red Wine Finish
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L164627 21/071
Added on
15 apr 2021 3:18 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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€ 108.56

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte PAC: 01 2011

102 users have left 106 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.80 points.

  1. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This iteration of Bruichladdich's Port Charlotte Cask Exploration Series is very well done again. It doesn't kick my current series favorite–the OLC:01–off it's throne but comes quite close. I'm ok with the consumer price at release of just under 100 € and recommend this bottling to all fans of fruity smoked sweetness. And if a bottle's too much for you, go get a sample! You may change your mind.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Ripe dark cherries, red apples and berry notes with just a hint of acidity are accompanied by a maritime breeze and warm, well-integrated smokyness. Honey, vanilla, and the memory of a day in the countryside linger in the background. A faint metallic note may be there, too. I had it in the glass for quite a while now and I really like that I seem to be able to distinguish those layers better and better, the longer it's in the glass. I tried it before, a few days ago, and now realize I gave it way too little time then. I had it in the glass for more than 30 minutes now and I am happy I was more patient this time.
    • Taste
      91 91
      It comes on with a little kick but the alcohol is embedded very well. Despite the 56,1 % vol. calling for just a few drops of water, I suggest to let it sit for a while and try it once more without water, before deciding how much water you personally want to add. The prominent notes are sweet and fruity with a few sprinkles of dark chocolate. The sweetness isn't a sharp, sugary one, though, but more like raised pastry with a bit of butter and mild honey. The mouthfeel is good but less oily than I expected from the nose and the oily streaks on the walls of my glencairn glass. Also the individual layers are not as easily distinguishable anymore, as they were in the nose. Together with the smoky notes, this also reminds me a bit of a mild barbecue glace, you would use on spareribs in a smoker. It's all very much to my liking. A bit less complex than expected from the nose, however.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The medium duration finish is definitely shorter than I expected. When I tried it for the first time with less time in the glass, the finish seemed to be a bit longer–so medium-long, then–and also a bit more edgy, which I also liked. This time, however, the warm smoke wears off first, while the sweetness, along with spices and wood notes, stay on for a bit longer until they fade with a hint of vanilla and make me want to go for another round.

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