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Overall rating
90.53/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB45026
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Rum Barrel
Strength
63.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188980988
Added on
08 Oct 2013 10:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 400.00

20 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Pl2 SMS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.53 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Sometimes a single cask of whisky appears without much known about it – this is one of them. When we were offered a punchy 63.4% ABV whisky matured in wood of unknown provenance, we were sceptical, but on tasting it we couldn’t say no. After extensive taste testing we think it might have been a rum cask, but we can’t be sure.

    Cask details;
    A rum barrel.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Rich and buttery, with sour cream leading in to sweet-shop flavours of toffee, gummi fruit, milk-bottle sweets and apple candy. Sweet bacon-tinged smoke sneaks in behind the sweeter notes.

    Palate
    The sweetness from the nose continues, but smoke blasts in across the palate. The bacon notes are complemented by coal and wood smoke, and coastal notes of shellfish and brine sit behind. A drop of water lifts the fruity flavours, revealing sweet and sour apples.

    Finish
    Apple skin and leafy herbs fade to sweet toffee and sooty smoke.

  2. ipchrist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of those punchy Port Charlottes that is slightly unique, but not absolutely superb, but damn good enough to garner a next pour, another pour, and another pour, and another pour. I just opened my bottle, and I got a feeling I can play with water quite a bit with this one. 89 points for now.

    Sure enough, after having the bottle opened for 6+ mos, and with plenty of water, I can honestly say this is definitely 90 points stuff, perhaps even 91 points. This is not very complex, mind you (that usually comes with age), but just an honest, great whisky.

  4. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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