- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- Bourbon / Madeira Casks
- Number of bottles
- 61.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 10 Sep 2008 11:22 am
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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte PC6
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points
- To savor pure! Enthusiasm 4/5 pure (3/5 with water) Whisky n ° 1333
First, a muscular smoke, iodine, ashy and then meaty. Then, vanilla and candied lemon. These two pendants coexist in a very harmonious way. A little lively. With a little water, more saline, but less dynamic.
Attaaaaaque !!! Then immediately very warm, greedy and melted. Well round (thank you the drum)
With water, round but lively on spices.
Intense. More spicy with water.
- The whisky is smokier with water. Stay for a long time Very nice whisky. I like the best of all PCXX.
Sweet, honey, butter Fruity (citrus, apricots) Slightly maritime, salt smoke
At the beginning the Madeira is very present Sweet to the beginning, smoke is then getting stronger But also citrus notes (oranges, mandarin) Not very maritime anymore
Remains long lasting Smoke (peat fire), pepper, fruity, salt, nutty aftertaste
- Serge says:
Here’s the brand new Port
Charlotte! We’ll also have
a glass of the PC5 at hand so that
we can compare both. Colour: straw
(the PC5 is rather pale gold, that
is to say darker). Nose: it’s
obviously the same make, except
that the PC6 is straighter at first
nosing, more directly on smoke and
less on pears and kirsch.
then I detect something fruitier (apricots,
very ripe melons) and a rather distinct
vinosity, but I wouldn’t say
this is ‘winey’. Whiffs
of peonies, clean wine barrel, then
warm butter and mashed potatoes, hot
cake... More towards pastries than
the PC5, with maybe a little less
smoke. Gets more demonstrative with
time, more ‘raw’ (wool,
‘clean’ manure, porridge,
new leather, soaked grain). Other
than that it’s close to the
PC5, with just these added faint winey
hints that may (or may not, I have
no info at hand) come from time spent
in good wine casks. But it certainly
doesn’t smell like wine-finished
whisky as such. With water: now it
got much nicer than the PC5. Indeed,
it’s straighter, all on peat
and whiffs of a farmyard in a hot
summer day, and without a single winey
notes left. The hints of mint and
curry that we got in the PC5 disappeared
as well. Very, very ‘Islay’,
and an excellent swimmer it seems.
Mouth (neat): again, starts cleaner
and better balanced than the PC5 as
well as rather more peppery and spicy
and, again, less kirschy. But it does
need water... So, with water: still
powerful and, again, cleaner than
the PC5 (I’m not meaning the
latter was dirty of course). More
fresh fruits (butter pears) and a
perfect peatiness, with also notes
of ginger tonic and gentian spirit.
Very, very good, maybe marginally
closer to the Islays from the south
shore than the PC5, that is. And indeed,
no winey notes on the palate. Finish:
long, peaty, fruity, very clean, with
notes of plum spirit. Rating? I’d
say two points above the PC5, which
means 88 points.
- Added comments – I just learned
that this PC6 was partly matured in
Madeira casks. Well, all I can say
is that it worked well and that it
was only relatively obvious to me
on the nose that some 'not too vinous'
wine was involved ihere. At least
we’ve got the answer now .
- Very peaty. of the big peat itself. A little licorice.
But little disappointment, I thought upscale after the PC5 but I find it a little less ... a little less everything. Especially the final which is much shorter.
- Tasted blind. Nose: peat in a barn! Lemon and iodine. The mouth also smells of cowshed, both oily and earthy, quite sweet. Final very long in the same spirit. Very good.
Peat smoke, creamy, vanilla, fruity (lemons, pears, apricots)
Peat smoke pepper, pears
Long, fruity, salty