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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 10-year-old
44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points
- Heavy sweet peat, slight sherry sweetness. Port Charlotte is in my opinion much peatier than the South Coast Islays
First, a lot of aromatic smoke. It changes beautifully between the campfire notes and the Maritime-Phenolic. Behind it comes the Laddie freshness with citrus and a few herbs. Could actually have a bit of mint. And last but not least, the sherry struggles forward with a few fruits, perhaps orange most likely.
First of all, delicious smoke. Bacon, campfire but then again phenolic. Very aromatic. And then intensely sweet and at the same time pleasantly spicy on the tongue. The sherry gets through much faster than in the nose.
Long and smoky with a bit of dark chocolate.
- Tasting Notes:
- It tastes more like ash for me than smoke. And in addition there is a certain amount of sulfur. You have to like it. I like it, but rather than delicious not so deep whisky.
- Tasty Everyday Malt I would say
beautiful smoke, floral, citrus, bright fruits
sweet, again light citrus fruits, alcohol beautifully integrated, smoke encloses the aromas, a little bonfires, certain saltiness is undeniable, pear, green apple
Medium, citrus and slight bitterness remains on the throat
- Beautiful, balanced single malt with a pleasant campfire smoke - 22.02.2014
Peat smoke, smoked bacon, salt, lemon, malt sweet, caramel
Smoke, smoked bacon, very spicy, Vesperteller, oak, the smoke lingers for a very long time
- Serge V says:
Port Charlotte 10 yo (46%, OB, 2012)
The first ‘regular’ 10 yo Port Charlotte. If the quality’s similar to
that of the Laddie Ten, well, we’re happy. Colour: gold. Nose: ah well,
this is massively both tarry and medicinal. It’s interesting because
most PCs we could try so far, especially from indies, came from very
active wood while this seems to be more ‘natural’. So we’re between
fresh tarmac, mercurochrome and encaustic, which is a profile unlike any
other (esp. none from the island’s south shore). Very singular and
probably very polarising. Fresh barley and ‘a kiln’. Mouth: starts a
little bizarrely, hesitating between lemons, tar/liquorice and brine,
all those flavours appearing intermittently. Maybe that’s what we could
call an alternative whisky? ;-) Goes on with marzipan and some kind of
sweet and sour notes. Lemon-sprinkled kippers and oysters. Finish: long,
ashy, tarry. A very sooty/ashy aftertaste. Comments: as expected, it’s
very good whisky but I must say I like most other PCs better – and god
knows I’m a sucker for Port Charlotte. I’m pretty sure this 10 will
improve mucho mucho when they’ll start adding newer vintages to the
vatting. SGP:257 - 82 points.