Port Charlotte PC11

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Eòrna Na H-alba
Stated Age
11 years old
Premium Ex-Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Heavily Peated
Bottle code
P/132276 14/069
Added on
29 Jul 2013 11:00 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 201.71

70 × in wishlist

293 × member ratings

1329 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte PC11

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 90pts – |90 – 92 (A-) → Excellent| — Here the golden pantheon of whiskies begins.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose has complex, multilayered and neat notes of smoky marshmallow, berry jam and nail polish.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste has a thick and sweet mouthfeel with a hints of barbecue, strawberry muffin, gentle peat and salt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The long, intense and harmonious finish fades slowly with notes of sea salt, gentle peat and cocoa.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smoke, smoky notes, situation fire, slightly sour ...

    * after a while with a little water: aromatic, tar, smoke, spicy and sweet, a hint of lemon and vanilla

    Fiery, oily and spicy, engaging with tar and smoke, sweetish-tart, wood notes, slightly fruity but also with a light lemon note.

    Soft, smoke, wood notes, ash, sweetish at the end with a slightly peppery note with a very long finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Сhocolate marshmallow with berry jam, barbecue, nail polish and strawberry muffin.

    RATING: 90pts - [n23,t22,f22,b23] → |90-92: Excellent|

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    A short while before wave [after wave] of barely-legal inaugural releases dominated our social media & auction site shores, the PC range was one of the ‘pop’ malts of its day [the PC5 being released in 2006]. At one point, PC11 commanded prices around the £250-300 mark [on the secondary], yet can now be picked up for £100 or less – you’re struggling to get a 3yo Glenwonka for that! I am surprised that whiskies from the PC range [and some Octomore’s, for example] haven’t even held their retail values, but then, some may argue that they were over-priced to begin with.

    First impressions:
    Taking into account the ppm, the abv, and all the ‘doctoring’/inventiveness, this chemical yet organic?! whisky comes across as soft and subtle – the quiet assassin = trouble,.. good trouble.


    N: Very direct/up-front, this is [abv?]-sharp salty slightly onion-y and peaty. Months later, it’s become moreishly unctuous [oily/fatty/buttery].

    T: Neat or not, we’ve ultra-focused squidgy-soft rocket fuel [not that I’ve ever come across the stuff], allium > grassy > vanilla-y > biscuity,.. a touch gacky~tannic/briny~oaky,… mezcal-like at times [but a Kilkerran 16yo did precede this]. In the middle stages, it seems to collapse like a sunken soufflé though rallies soon after. Seemingly very basic after a Caol Ila 25yo [WLP] and relatively non-eventful after an SMWS 16.35 [WLP], we’ve more allium vegetal peatiness,… [try 50% dilution],… Even after more Kilkerran 16 and then a Springbank 12yo CS, the last dram remains ultra-sharp, salty and oily,… unctuous remaining the operative word.

    F: After a [rum-like] spirity turn [on mid, side & roof palate], there’s just subtle action, all firmly based around that chiselled, young & formidable peated spirit, but boy, that unctuous oiliness still bowls me over to the last. Furthermore, there’s really no talk of the cask mix [like there is now], this bottle from a time – just a few years ago – before wood policy became the dominant fixture [much like talk of the mash bill in other whisk[e]y circles].

    C: Simple [in some ways], it took a while for me to ‘get it’. This is one brilliantly consolidated youthful malt with a wowing teeth-coating oily unctuousness.

  6. froyer scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior


  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, peated and smoky but certainly not too hefty, just subtle. Enough room for fruity and sweet notes as well, all well balanced. Really very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Some rubber and fake leather ("Scapino effect"), alcohol pretty smooth for its Abv. Sweet smoke, tobacco, some hint of red fruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, powerful. Sweet smoke, intense. Some tobacco, and some hints of citrus now, clearly some fruity notes. Then some sweetness arrives, honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still intense and powerfull. Sweet smoke, some fruitiness, wine gums. Tobacco. Long finish.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An impressive single malt that convinces with a wonderful balance of smoke, maritime notes and sweet fruits. In the taste it ignites a smoke bomb that makes the aroma less likely.
    Overall, a great experience with many facets. Amazing what can develop in the barrel over 11 years.
    • Nose
      Pleasant maritime smoke, sugary sweetness initially lies above the smoke, vanilla, intense red fruits, barley sugar, caramel, red berries, lemon sweets, sea air, milk chocolate, slightly salty, driftwood, sweet citrus fruits, seaweed / dry algae, strawberries, ripe plums, caramelized pale wood
    • Taste
      Really smoky, maritime, seaweed, salty sea air, intense oak bitterness, the sweetness can only be found here in the background, creamy, chocolaty, nicely spicy, red fruits, spices, citrus fruits
    • Finish
      Great smoke, maritime, warming, very long, light, warm wood, citrus fruits, over time a light fruity sweetness appears, hints of vanilla, oak spice, becoming drier, lemon sweets

  10. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A powerhouse of malt, smoke, fruit, nut and salt.


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