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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Overall rating 387 votes 84.58

Tastingtags

71 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
05 Aug 2017 1:28 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 84 points

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 ≙ 84 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
86
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
kaasklop
Expert Junior kaasklop Review note
16 Dec 2016 5:09 pm
kaasklop gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
88
Presentation
85
Arquebus
Expert Junior Arquebus Note
16 Oct 2017 12:03 am
Arquebus gave this whisky 87 points

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.

Usl1978
Member Senior Usl1978 Review note
02 Oct 2017 7:09 pm
Usl1978 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
90
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
02 Oct 2017 7:14 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
82
Presentation
85
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
13 Sep 2017 9:17 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 84 points

Nice peaty dram without too many distractions, good dram to just sit down and enjoy

Weighted Rate
84
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
84
My Collection
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
01 Jun 2017 4:11 pm
ctu gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Grapefruit, tonic, camphor, sweet peat, salty caramel and herbals

Taste

Powerful. Sweet peat, orange liqueur, spicy oak, grass and smoke

Finish

Medium length, sour, ashy

Comments

Pleasant but not an outstanding PC.

Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
23 May 2017 4:21 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
87
Oldpultnie
Expert Senior Oldpultnie Review note
20 May 2017 9:10 pm
Oldpultnie gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
87
Presentation
86
gerardvw
Member Senior gerardvw Review note
13 May 2017 2:41 pm
gerardvw gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
90

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