Port Charlotte 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Stated Age
10 years old
American Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2012 12:39 am

Average value

€ 217.87

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412 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 10-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 points

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, strong bottling that particularly impressed me on the palate. Also very nice and oily for the young age.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Strong medicinal smoke, which on the one hand brings a sea freshness, but on the other hand also reminds of the somewhat acrid smoky note of a campfire. In addition, and partly after the smoke: vanilla, oak seasoning, figs, lemon, mint, applesauce,
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, tingling start. nice oily and smoky. Well-integrated alcohol.
      Honey, vanilla, lemon, mint, oak seasoning, pear, caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish. Smoke, lemon and honey sweetness are left behind.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke (how surprising!), Dark fruits, very round. After a while, a subtle maritime note develops (harbor basin?). Quickly weakens in the nose.
    • Taste
      Round and complex, slightly smoky, warming.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly short with a slight bitterness

  3. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice standard malt as an alternative to the well-known smokers. But I remembered it better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      From a distance you can smell the juicy smoked ham, but directly the nose smells the malt 'cold' and reserved. The smoke fades into the background, but now there are green herbs (marjoram, thyme) and lemon. Chimney smoke arises with hand warmth.
    • Taste
      86 86
      smoky, spicy, herbaceous, citrus, vanilla
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, dry, smoky, citrus

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great for a freezing cold winters night or when you need to flush peculiar flavors. This one leaves you with peat, a lot of sugar and a wee hint of sulfur.
    • Nose
      This is heavily peated for sure.. A classic Islay peatbomb. The farmy character remained very well, despite of the high peat level. Coastal/maritime influences. Aside from that I get quite some barley sugar. There is a very recognizable smell of the fermentation process present. Citrus fruit, cigar tobacco, wood and that’s about it. Peat covers the nose.
    • Taste
      Very Creamy and soft as one could expect with a heavily peated style of whisky. I get vanilla and a lot of sugary sweetness. This is way beyond being able to define specific fruits or subtle flavors for me. It is all about the peat.
    • Finish
      Long, but that is just because of the high level of peat. Silky mouthfeel and bitter/dry orientated. Some wood, clearly a lot of vanilla and again a lot of sugar.

  5. VollePulle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Heavy sweet peat, slight sherry sweetness. Port Charlotte is in my opinion much peatier than the South Coast Islays

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
      Great complexity!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky with a bit of dark chocolate.

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  9. EarlMobile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. Robert Parker scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Tasty Everyday Malt I would say
    • Nose
      beautiful smoke, floral, citrus, bright fruits
    • Taste
      sweet, again light citrus fruits, alcohol beautifully integrated, smoke encloses the aromas, a little bonfires, certain saltiness is undeniable, pear, green apple
    • Finish
      Medium, citrus and slight bitterness remains on the throat


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