Port Charlotte PC5

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Charlotte Evolution
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
63.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2008 11:05 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 744,29

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte PC5

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge V says:

    Colour: pale gold. Nose (neat):
    hotter of course but certainly not
    ‘un-noseable’. Starts
    on notes of pear spirit and kirsch
    (not the cheap versions) that probably
    come from the young age. Lots of
    smoke after that, peat (peat smoke,
    really) overripe oranges and apples,
    something like very ripe melons,
    then pencil lead, chocolate, hints
    of geranium, sour cream and yoghurt,
    milk chocolate… Amazingly
    expressive at such young age and
    high strength. With water (at roughly
    45%): very interesting to compare
    it with the Ardbeg. The latter is
    really on fresh apples whilst the
    PC is much more mineral (lots of
    linseed oil as well). Raw wool?
    Quite some cold green tea as well,
    getting then minty and quite spicy
    (curry?) Very interesting for it’s
    different from all other peated
    Islayers. Mouth (neat): powerful
    but drinkable, starting on a mix
    of bitterness (grape skin), kirsch
    again and raw spirit, with also
    something farmier, less maritime
    than the Ardbeg. Lots of blackcurrant
    leaves as well, tea… With
    water now: good, we managed to tame
    it. Probably simpler than on the
    nose but extremely coherent, mainly
    on pepper, gentian spirit, liquorice
    sticks and chocolate… And
    always lots of cold green tea (quite
    some tannins despite its 5 years
    of age). Finish: rather long, always
    on pepper and tea, chlorophyll chewing
    gum, cocoa powder and lots of peat.
    In short, it’s rawer than
    the Ardbeg 10, slightly more spirity
    (fruit eau-de-vie) but potentially
    more complex. Certainly more mineral
    and vegetal on the palate as well
    as on the nose. And already very,
    very drinkable if you like ‘peat’,
    I’m pretty sure a few more
    years of ageing will propel it well
    over 90 points. We probably have
    a new Premier Cru on Islay! 86

  2. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lots of peat smoke, very sweet, creamy, vanilla, white fruits
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, sweet, spicy, oaky, vanilla, honey
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet

  4. stf92 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It looks almost like a Laphroaig, with a big peat medicinal.
    Smoke, iodine. It's not bad at all, a little too alcoholic
    for my taste, but a good ventilation blurs this point to let appear a side farmer. Maybe a little too young But encouraging for the following ones.

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose it is a medicinal peat which immediately reminds Laphroaig who strikes first. The barn side is present but quite fine, however it asserts itself much more strongly after dilution. The palate is very lively and covering, vanilla attack then a peat explosion ensues. Final very long and powerful on the peat and a return of the farmer side. Very good but maybe less greedy than the PC6.

  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: Golden Scent: Massive smoke, Spicy and a little simple Taste: Dry smoke http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2066%20%C3%85rsm%C3%B6te%202007.html

  7. talyn256 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This is the unbridled power of Islay vegetation, crystallised inside a sweet, candied amber resin of fruit. Ludicrously good.
    • Nose
      Very herbaceous. Thyme and rosemary with a sea-salt edge. Distinct from the herbs is a candied fruit note, presumably from the sherry cask – I get grapes, tart raspberries, and apples with maybe a whiff of pear skin. There’s something very desserty about it.
    • Taste
      Peated chocolate. An explosion of fruity syrup, wrapped in herbaceous peat smoke. Lemon, tangerine, sherbet dips, rounding off into peaches, marmalade, plums and dates.
    • Finish
      Sea salt, bitter dark chocolate, black pepper.

  8. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    gold color, very expressive nose, lots of peat and iodine, vanilla, citrus, a little sweet, easy and greedy. Attack sweet, honeyed, vanilla, thick, with a very fat peat and the 63% arrive at the end of the mouth with a whiff of iodine, sweet biscuits, orange, candied lemon, milk chocolate, caramel. Good length, a little ash. A peat very greedy with its vanilla / sugar / milk chocolate side, not very marked by sherry.

  9. hfos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. aby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    the first official PC is a love it / hate it whisky.

    I can understand why people love this, the nose is very complex and changes quite a lot. For me overall it is too sweet and peaty.  85p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl


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