Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Overall rating
84.47/100
votes
835
Whiskybase ID
WB43466
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
0518105003951
Added on
29 jul 2013 12:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99.33

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

79 users have left 88 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.47 points.

  1. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 50%
    Aroma: Hay, straw, freshness to prickness, sweet peat, sweet gum in the style of Mercury wheels, smoke, fruitiness. The scent is quite rich and fun. (89 b)
    Taste: Citrus, spicy and fresh. Even that power is there for the benefit. The sweetness of the fruit is gradually poured into classic peat. Pears. In the aftertaste ash and dry. (87 b)
    Points: 88/100
    Summary: The bottle is coming to an end, it was time to write impressions. Nice piece, I enjoy it.

  3. hafssol scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Not so "heavily peated" as its introduction can make expect. More smoke on the nose than on the palate, that's quite fresh and full of green apple flavours. A bit disappointing at first taste, it reveals quite interesting once it gets some air. A drop of water can be helpful to smooth its 50% alcohol edges.

  4. Steef1206 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Delicious peat bomb
    • Nose
      Smoke and fruit notes
    • Taste
      Sharp, Maritime
    • Finish
      Dry

  5. KOQ24 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    It's got a big Aroma punch but it can't hide it's youth either.
    A good but overpriced Single Malt with rough Edges.
    • Nose
      peat smoke,maritime,brine,pear,citrus
    • Taste
      sharp peppery,vanilla,spirit-y,peat smoke,spicy,chili,herbal,candied,fruits
    • Finish
      medium long with a strong alcohol note

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, delicate smoke; sweet malt; Grain; Honey, light fruit; vanilla
    • Taste
      Light fruit; Smoke becomes drier; maritime salty; Grain; sweet malt
    • Finish
      tasty but not very deep. Smoke becomes dry; again grain, again malt

  8. Koidream scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Super Administrator

    Octomore's little brother Port Charlotte from Bruichladdich distillery is the peated NAS equivalent of 'The Classic Laddie'. Bottled at 50% ABV, the nose is obviously spirity and slightly rough with vegetal peatiness, brine and creamy citrus. With water, you get unripe banana, pickles and black pepper. Crisp and zesty in the arrival, the taste develops dry and mineral with honeydew melon, herbal spiciness and hints of oak. The finish is lasting and delicate with peat smoke and green tea. Although a bit pricey, it's not bad for a relatively young Islay Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Pyromann scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Overall there is rather sharp, crudely woody character, typical of younger expressions. After PC An Turas Mor tasting (which was more smoky and peaty) I expected more. Presents itself as a younger, immature brother.
    • Nose
      Saltiness, iodine, something like dead crabs / crab meat?
    • Taste
      Oily, heavy in the mouth, Some peat in its weaker form. Lot of wood and harshness. Wound benefit from a drop of water.
    • Finish
      Woody, rough, medium long.

  11. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A well-done, decent but still very young malt;
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      77 77
      strong smoke, sweet pears, malt, vanilla, oak;
    • Taste
      78 78
      soft onset, full smoke on the palate, alcoholic topping, malty, sweet, fiery (pepper), but still young (metallic);
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium length finish; spicy finish;

  12. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The key word for this whisky is balance. All the flavours are quite balance and not one is overpowering the others. Good!
    • Nose
      Balance! The peat is definetly present but it doesn’t over power the fruitiness, sweet vanilla, brine and coal.
    • Taste
      Same as the taste. But the non stick coal is just so nice.
    • Finish
      Medium long with vanilla and seasalt

  14. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated 50% vol.

    The content of phenols at the level of 40 ppm, matures in barrels from American and European oak, non-chill filtered, natural color

    Nose: fruity (citruses), sweet peat, caramel, toffee, ash, earth, oranges, mango, hay, leather, needles, dry leaves, aromatic, mild, floral, vanilla, smoke, traces of rubber, pears, charred wood, iodine sea breeze, sand on the beach, tropical fruits wrapped in smoke

    Taste: delicate, fruity, ripe apple, oranges, then smoke, earth, ash, slightly spicy notes, vanilla, caramel, smoked malt, leather, wet ropes, some medicaments, bandages, iodine, licorice, a bit of salt, dry grass, lime, salty caramel, sea salt, hay

    Finish: long, malty, smoked barley, dry grass, oak, sweetness

    Quite a lot of sweetness wrapped in peat smoke, it's very nice to drink, a lot is happening here and it's worth leaving it in a glass for some time and let the imagination bring with it the power of associations. Peat does not dominate the taste even though it is strongly perceptible. Whisky is well balanced and I will come back to it again and again.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. hawk31 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Solid, smoky Islay malt. Not more but also not less. I especially liked the mouthfeel here. Of the flavors, however, he is interchangeable. I would advise the 10-year-old PC, which offers significantly more.
    • Nose
      I expected a bit more smoke dominance at the beginning. The nose is characterized by sea air, malt, naturally smoke, increasing sweetness, roasted marshmallows, vanilla and some mint. I hardly find fruits. The alcohol is well integrated. Behind the back comes the ashtray into play.
    • Taste
      Very nice mouthfeel and nice start. The 50% are clearly noticeable but not too much. The taste is less sweet than in the nose. Campfire smoke, oak, spice dominate the taste without becoming boring.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dark chocolate, a smoldering Holzscheid, oak, barely sweet more available.

  16. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very enjoyable Islay malt. Sweet and smokey, without being to in your face with the peat. Moderate complexity, but that was to be expected from a (somewhat entry) NAS whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, pear compote, rhubarb pie, and polished oak. Associations of sugared grapes, sweet oranges, wine gum (red/orange types) as well as cola.
    • Taste
      Rather sweet, medicinal undertones of TCP, and a bright fruit cocktail – plums, peaches, apricots, pears, oranges etc. A good dose of oak intermingles with caramelized butter and custard pie.
    • Finish
      Medium. Honeyed rooibos tea and sweet tannins that get more intense in the end.

  17. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  18. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    "Heavily Peated" is quite right. A strong thing, and who loves this style of the Salty-Sulfurous, will be happy with it.
    • Nose
      Selchrauchrauch with eggsticks, pleasant freshness. Reminds me of Easter Eggs.
    • Taste
      Will come sharp and sulfurous on the tongue and in the mouth. Light fermented light grapes.
    • Finish
      Is the finish a bit bitter, oak.

  19. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first Port Charlotte - being familiar with Bruichladdich generally. Islay is known for it's big peat whiskies - but just how many variations on a theme can you get?

    Smooth, rich, soft, sweet accessible peated Isaly whisky - on the lower edge of the range in terms of phenol/ medicinal notes. 

    Very drinkable.

  20. Islaywolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. LordIslay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice peaty dram without too many distractions, good dram to just sit down and enjoy
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant but not an outstanding PC.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Grapefruit, tonic, camphor, sweet peat, salty caramel and herbals
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful. Sweet peat, orange liqueur, spicy oak, grass and smoke
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, sour, ashy

  24. Zoltavar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. gerardvw scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. whiskybreeze74 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  30. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I was expecting a little bit more stuff, but I'm writing this over the previous 3 Laphroaig samples, so maybe it's a hook in it. Otherwise, nice, no complicated drinking that might be a little cheaper.
    • Nose
      There is a lot of woodiness in the scent - caramel, vanilla. The whole is covered with seaweed, butter and cream and in the background. And to make it unalloyed, it all underlines and chilling alcohol. Peat does not appear in the scent
    • Taste
      The taste is a lot woody in combination with spices and later spotted citrus fruit. Again, it is dense, with cream and milk chocolate and British tea with a fifth and strong spice. Anyway, peat is already here, but I hardly peated I would not have said :) Anyway 50% of the alcohol is feeling ...
    • Finish
      In the middle reverberation, woodiness, chocolate biscuits, coffee, and spice - quite quickly disappear, and then there remains such a butter flavor on a toasted toast

  31. kaasklop scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    excellent price / quality ratio
    • Nose
      Very tasty on the nose. plenty of smoke, sweet citrus like mandarin, pineapple and some sugar bread, some rubber.
    • Taste
      Peat, leather and licorice are the first flavors you taste, in combination with a citrus fruit juice.
    • Finish
      Medium - Long to long aftertaste. good aftertaste.

  32. kaasklop scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Kick start with kippery smokes with trace of candy. Pleasantly complex
    and evolving, grapefruits and fresh wood forefront, with heavier
    chocolate, tonic water and scent of petals at the back.

    P-
    Balance of sweet and strength. Active wood, with obvious trace of
    'green' characters. No fault, but also not a dram that will leave long
    impression.

    F- A wee rough, consist of pretty much young vats in here. Hints of rubbers. Medium length and fruity sweet.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  35. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Directly a good dose of smoke in the nose, smoked bacon, slight maritime touch, leather, citrus fruits, caramel.
    • Taste
      Strong start, the 50% vol make a good impression. The smoke is always present. Amazingly sweet in the taste, there are honey tones on, a little vanilla, the citrus fruits I had already in the nose and in the end also a bit oak. Overall a great mouthfeel. The alcohol is well integrated - a nice balance.
    • Finish
      Pretty long and warm.

  36. martinni scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  38. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      wheat fields, rich caramel, earthy peat, slight smoke, bitter grass
    • Taste
      sweet peat, grass (bitter), light smoke, butter, malts, spicy
    • Finish
      medium, somewhat flat, cream, butter, bitter malt at the back

  39. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, furniture polish, honey, grease
    • Taste
      Smoke, ashes, oranges
    • Finish
      very long

  40. Shane_IL scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This was not a bad whisky, and had all the hallmarks of a Port Charlotte, but it was just a little unbalanced and rough compared to some of the age stated ones.
    • Nose
      Creamy porridge. Bit of a farmy note. Earthy Peat. Rich caramel. Bit of a bitter alcohol note. 
    • Taste
      A bit sharp. Bitter Apple. A bit nutty. Slightly leathery. 
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter wood. Butterscotch. Mild smoke. Cream. 

  41. whiskybros scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Port-Charlotte-Scottish-Barley/c21kp/572105100cf26b6d68449133
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  42. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Strong aromatic smoke. The smoke alternates beautifully between medical and fiery tones. He brings with it also related tones of leather and tobacco. The typical floral notes and the light sweetness of Bruichladdich hardly get through the smoke.
    • Taste
      Taste: a lot of power, a lot of heat. Very delicious smoke flavor. The 50% fit well and give a good kick on the tongue. The leather comes back, with a light coating on the tongue. On the palate then malty sweetness rises.
    • Finish
      Warm and spicy but not very long.

  43. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoking rubber. Cola with a squeeze of citrus. Smoke and peat, of course. Key lime. Creamy, buttery caramel.
    • Taste
      Wet, smoking piles of hay. Salty pie dough. Lemon meringue pie. Buttery notes and oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Very long finish.

  44. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The whisky develops after a while in the glass. At first glance, it is a real "stinker", but in terms of the smell hides behind the rough shell, a slightly softer core. The taste is a bit milder, though still clearly smoky. The finish is that of a dying fire. Thus, the whisky tells the story of a fire, intense and almost unpleasant at the beginning in the nose, then calmer in the middle in the taste and in the end the fading smoke in the finish. A nice whisky, which is a bit too impetuous in the nose. blind tasting
    • Nose
      Dirty smoke, scorched plastic, sweet lazy fruit behind, Chinaböller, slight hints of lemon and caramel, the clouds of smoke settle and with them the impression of burned fireworks, herbs, woodruff and thyme
    • Taste
      A cool start with a soft body, sweet, almost gentle after the first impression in the nose, sweet smoke, vanilla, slight oak notes, apple juice, but then also a little gum
    • Finish
      Smoke, but as if perceived from afar, dry and clear now, oak, but without much bitterness, sweet vanilla, slightly metallic on the tip of the tongue, the memory remains long on the palate

  45. zormik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  46. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Just an excellent peaty whisky 85pt
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: maritime, smoke, pepper, vanilla, fruity, malt
    Taste: sweet, warm, smoke, maritime, spicy oak, vanilla, citrus fruits
    Finish: long, warm, smoky, sweet, spicy

  48. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The smoky odor is aromatic, not too intrusive, rather mild and round. A first sip then reveals the character of this whisky - a real bum. The taste is not much more than smoke, but quite pleasant. I think this is a dram that you can not use or need anything else. Overall, a great whisky for a decent price ...

  49. hfos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  50. jhut scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Whisky Tasting, Café de Toeter Groningen, 27-12-2015
    • Nose
      Tasty, medicinal peat. Tasty smoke
    • Taste
      Salt, sea
    • Finish
      Delicious, really Islay peat

  51. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Port Charlotte 'Scottish Barley' (50%, OB, +/-2013) No age statement this time, rather an indication that not all barley usually comes from Bonnie Scotland. No new news… Colour: straw. Nose: it’s obviously younger than all the others, since there’s quite some roughness that’s climbing up your nostrils. The barley is more obvious, there is a feeling of smoked porridge, there’s also more ‘active’ oak (fresh), touches of green bananas, vanilla, then the expected brine… Globally, it noses a bit like some younger whisky from more active oak. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s a different concept. Mouth: a creamier mouth feel and again, more oak. That also means more herbs here, more mint, cough medicine, then a little honeydew, orange liqueur, liquorice, green tea. So a different profile indeed. With water: the oak comes out more, but that works. Makes me think of Ardbeg’s latest, in a way. Finish: rather long, still creamy. Sweet oak, fir honey, vanilla, toffee, peat. Comments: sweet and young but very good, very good but young. Oh well… SGP:556 - 85 points

  52. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung.
    • Nose
      Powerful. Torfasche. Sea air. Earthy notes. Grass. Peppermint. Lemon zest. A hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Powerful as in the nose, the malt certainly shows in the mouth. Torfasche. Iodine. Spices. Some lemon abrasion. Metallic notes show, but the alcohol is already well integrated.
    • Finish
      Medium. Relatively dry. Torfasche. Charcoal. BBQ. Pepper.

  53. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      leichter Rauch, Kräuter, Vanille, Speck, Seeluft
      mit der Zeit Zitrusfrüchte
      mit etwas Wasser leichter Schwefel, dazu mehr Frucht
    • Taste
      kräftiger Antritt, viel Alkohol, Rauch, Schinken
      dann Feuerwerk, dezente Eiche, Kräuter
      verwässert sehr schnell
    • Finish
      Eher enttäuschend: Zwar lang wärmend, aber die Aromen verblassen recht schnell.

  54. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  55. Fable scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  56. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A classic Islay - and worth a try even without an age.
    • Nose
      Hm, sweet, thick, fresh peat immediately rises in your nose. One thinks to inhale strongly iodine-containing sea air. Malt and mango-flavored pipe tobacco come as soon as you get used to the peat odor.
    • Taste
      In the beginning salty and peaty, where you can already guess the later increasing sweetness of tropical fruits. Slightly woodier with increasing length of stay on the tongue. While the smoky sweetness dominates the main course, it finally steps aside to leave room for salty peat.
    • Finish
      Dry and long and beautiful salty-maritime.

  57. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  58. JohannesB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice smoky standard that does not have to hide from the greats of the smoky entry-level malts like an Ardbeg TEN!
    • Nose
      I expect strong smoke, but in front of it are other flavors: freshly baked bread, barley malt, cane sugar. Then strong smoke with some smoked bacon. Also typical for Port Charlotte is an old vaulted barn with far-off associations with the animals that once were kept there. Smoked tropical fruits complement the aroma along with a menthol note from the alcohol, which turns out to be unexpectedly soft for the given 50% ABV.
    • Taste
      Black pepper and clear smoke first warm on the tongue. The alcohol is well integrated and does not interfere, the sharpness is not alcoholic. Then vanilla , a little salted caramel, lemon juice and incipient oak. The youthfulness of the Malts is noticeable, but not disturbing.
    • Finish
      Grilled bacon, ashes, charcoal and oak spice dominate the medium-long finish. In between, floral-fruity spirit from Bruichladdich with lemon, lime, vanilla and caramel flashes over and over again.

  59. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  60. dkny scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  61. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The fruity and lemony peat of Port Charlotte is immediately recognizable, the farmyard side is present but light. On the palate there is a peat which remains fine, mixed with fruit. No sugar felt, myrtle, medicinal plants. Long finish on medicinal plants. Very good.

  62. Owidram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: you feel it's young. A bit 'green'. All Port Chalotte markers are there, but its rough. Lacks finesse. It does not get closed to any CS PC, but I like it anyway.

    Initial taste is smokey and explosive with pepper, mostly bourbon wood I'd think.

    Full bodied. 50% is perfect strength for this.

    Finish is simple, not complex, but quite long.

    Overall a very simple and straigthforward Port Charlotte. The one you offer friends to make them discover before you go for a CS PC if they like.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  63. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  64. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Classic PC peat on the nose, with more sweet notes than I've found in most other OBs I've tried from this distillery (including icing sugar, sugared almonds and brioche). One or two drops of water released more citrus fruits. A much younger profile on the palate though, where the peat can't fully mask some immature notes (in contrast to young Kilchoman). A medium-length, smoky finish brings a very pleasant conclusion. Lovely nose, average palate, good finish.

  65. Dionysus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Port Charlotte, hmmmm so much better than Octomore. This is, of course, my humble opinion. (whisky is personal, with respect for everyone's tastes)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  66. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Looks like annual PCs in less complex.
    • Nose
      Peaty, sweet, smoked, animal
    • Taste
      gras, long
    • Finish
      long

  67. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt, but not unbelievably great. Average.
    • Nose
      Smoked bacon from Islay's south coast in the background are malted and vanilla.
    • Taste
      At first weak on the chest, then he starts to build up. He briefly shows a hint of spice, then he is briefly bitter and a grape note comes.
    • Finish
      Spicy and slightly bitter. No insanely long finish.

  68. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose convinced, but the rest is quite getting used to. But all in all, but much better than expected
    • Nose
      Immediately, the PC typsiche farm grade with neat alcohol behind it. However, this vanishes surprisingly fast and it actually comes through something like fruit, fully ripe orange most likely. Quite unexpected and not bad at all. Überhaupot is behind the air and the smoke but neat Laddie to feel, beautiful salty, fruity. Amazingly round for a NAS bottling.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and peaty onset, quite hot, quite hot even. Soon spicy oak and something slightly cheesy, burnt. Not bad and interesting.
    • Finish
      surprisingly medium-long, neat peat and oak, nice.

  69. Dablackspirit scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    A bit too young.
    • Nose
      Smooth peat with sweetness and delicate nuts.
    • Taste
      Little smoke, more dense sweet, but not heavy, salt, some delicate part of mint refreshment.
    • Finish
      Quite short, more nuts, powerless peat staying to the end.

  70. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The texture is extraordinarily rich with a huge depth of character. The smouldering heat of peat fires pulls you into a whirlpool of islay flavours and aromas but with such finesse that you welcome the storm.

    Tasting Notes by Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      Opening with assertive waves of peat smoke and Atlantic squall, the olfactory system is on high alert in anticipation of some major sensory excitement. A swell of aromatics flood the senses with notes of iodine, salty canvas, crushed sea shells, charred oak staves, black pepper, paprika and leather tobacco pouches. The second wave brings vanilla, figs and soft plump dates, marinated pear, freshly milled malt, dark sweet toffee and cracked walnuts. It’s smoky. It’s smouldering. It’s sensuous. Just close your eyes and inhale long and deep. This is aromatic awesomeness.
    • Taste
      Wow! Waves of the sweetest, smoothest, warmest smokiest spirit that you have ever experienced flood onto the palate like the atlantic surf on Saligo Bay. It is potent, focused and the flavours explode brilliantly onto the palate. Full of depth and complexity, the smokey sweetness of the barley contrasts beautifully with the marine freshness of the spirit and the richness of toffee and vanilla. The complexity is enhanced further with a citrus twist and then mellow oak tempers the fire. Once the taste buds adjust to what is happening, they rejoice in the company and pleasure of this young Celt.
    • Finish
      It’s long and heart-warming, arousing feelings of pride and passion. It brings courage and strength, honesty and faith to your very soul.

  71. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      85 85

  72. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Although heavily peated, it is a refined dram without the baggage (for better or worse) of other Islay notables.
    • Nose
      Rich barley, sodden earth, damp wood smoke and intense, medicinal peat 
    • Taste
      Far less harsh than expected from the nose. Too much smoke initially, but it yields to the peat with a satisfying smoothness.
    • Finish
      Peppery smoked salmon 

  73. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  74. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Master distiller Jim McEwan specially chose the casks that create the Port Charlotte Scottish Barley, which highlight the elegance within this heavily peated single malt. Made with 100% Scottish barley and matured in the village of Port Charlotte.

  75. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Well, another very young whisky. Not bad but with slightly more maturation it would be so much better.

    (Rating interval 81-84)
    • Nose
      Rubber, rubber plastic, peat smoke, lemon pepper and vanilla.
    • Taste
      The texture is creamy with peat smoke, salt licorice, raw sugar and cough medicine. 
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long with peat smoke and cough medicine. Very bright with barley spirit.

  76. erogers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    More complex than I thought at first.  It is quite lively at 50%.  This whisky struck me as being a bit young, as the absence of oak wood was obvious.  A ten year old version of this particular bottling would be very interesting. The above notes were compiled with no water added.  The addition of a small amount of water seemed to bring out more nuttiness (walnuts, mainly) on the palate, but didn’t change the nose very much.  Water decreased the smokiness on the finish, and allowed the walnut flavor to linger a bit.  For the record, the peat and smoke in Port Charlotte is unlike that in Laphroaig, Ardbeg, or Lagavulin.  I did not get the medicinal, iodine flavors in this.  It was more like the burning cinders from a fire that has been rained on slightly.  This is a very interesting, intense whisky.  It will definitely be worth following the Port Charlotte line as it develops over the upcoming years.
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, wet earth, wintergreen, vanilla cream, walnuts, powdered sugar doughnuts.
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, vanilla, maple syrup, oatmeal, mint, citrus fruit, and slight oak wood.
    • Finish
      A short finish, with peat smoke and some spiced pipe tobacco smoke as well.

  77. nlsanand scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Smokey on the nose. A real smokey type of peatiness. I just swtiched to glencairn glasses and am really noticing it with this whisky. Little bit of citrus.

    Taste is citrusy and smokey. Interesting combo.

    Compared to other Bruichladdich, the brine is not as noticable, which I do not appreciate so much.

    Oddly, even though 50%, this doesn't hold water that well (as a heads up).
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  78. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  79. Snerik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Well, not quite the peat monster I expected, but tropical and very enjoyable. 
    • Nose
      There’s some peat and salt here. But there’s a tropical sweetness as well, which in my opinion is a pleasant surprise. It’s clean, and a bit mineraly. And there’s vanilla! LOADS! Pineapple, agave (tequila). It’s almost like some sort of weird mezcal on the nose. After a while the peat subsides, and more fruit appears, something like clementine zest and some pineapple candy.
    • Taste
      Sweet, tropical, with a hint of white pepper. And the peat is almost gone? Some salt, vanilla and citrus as well. 
    • Finish
      And sweetness. Yes, I found the arrival very sweet, and a tad salty. So, as a Swed, you can imagine a sweet/salty piece of candy, which is very similar to experiencing this malt. The peat has been in the background since this whisky touched my lips. Medium long finish.  

  80. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    ridicilous pricing for such a damn young spirit and the first bottle in my whisky career, that has a cork made of foam/plastic, while the bottle costs around 50€.with my first laddie 10 for 33€, i got a nice quality bruichladdich tumbler for free in it/with it. these days are obiviously over.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  81. C.H.M. did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Peat, smoke, lake, light sweetness, complex

  82. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Vanilla sweet, peaty, clean ethanol with nutty, creamy notes coated in a honey varnish
    T:  Young spirit is evident through pineapples and pears. Focused delivery, sweet and spicy with citronella and tangerine segments.
    F: Soft toffee/fudge, nutty freshness, smoke & ash and soggyish cornflakes
    C: Very clean focused dram.  Nothing wrong for its age but requires more maturing as currently the spirit outweighs the oak by some margin.

    Scores a B

  83. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting with J J
    • Nose
      spices, herbs, spices – curry and a bit young - new spirit
    • Taste
      peat, oily, grains, spices
    • Finish
      cookies, earthy, oily and German 'curry wurst' (sausage)

  84. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

    Tasted 2014-03-29 @ Whisky and More Bremen, Germany.

    N: leicht stechende Alknote, jedoch nicht unangenehm! Dazu im Hintergrund schönes Fudge.
    T: weiches Heu, kastanienartig mit samtigem Torf umhülltgreat Islay whisky, with help of water it develops a near-to-perfect smooth smoke aroma. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Islay whisky with litte experience in that field
    85

  85. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  86. lauwensm scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A great port charlotte. Sweet and accesbile.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  87. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely good Port
    Charlotte, but the odd one out if you ask me. Sweeter and more accessible than
    its brother.
    • Nose
      Very assertive nose
      with loads of grain and (of course) peat. Then some black pepper, paprika and
      clear touches of charred oak. Cigar box. Walnuts. Loads of vanilla. Only then a
      dying bonfire on the beach with toffee and pears. Iodine and sea air make us
      wait, but eventually sign in. Different, but very good.
    • Taste
      It is oily on the
      palate. Smoky, sure, but mostly sweet. Think barley, citrus, soft oak and
      toffee apples with a salty edge. Not as PC than I am used to from PC, savvy?
      The lemon zest at the end keeps it fresh.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long and a good continuation of the palate.

  88. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Clearly younger whisky than the 10 YO.
    Don't add water, that kills the nose.
    • Nose
      Peat, caramel, sea salt, citrus, horse stable, wet leaves, honey, vanilla, schnapps, almond a little strawberry. Water releases more maltiness.
    • Taste
      Peat, citrus, caramel, ash, white pepper, dark chocolate, raspberry, vanilla and a slight dustiness. Can't handle too much water, which brings out something like mustard.
    • Finish
      Earthy peat, caramel, pepper and cigar smoke.

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