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Overall rating
89.62/100
votes
142
Whiskybase ID
WB45718
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Vintage
07.07.2003
Bottled
09.2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
617
Number of bottles
290
Strength
63.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 oct 2013 2:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.00

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2003 Gs

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.62 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good PC. Hard to get in the Netherlands. So thanks to Addy for letting taste us this whisky in the FOTB.
    • Nose
      Espresso coffee. Raisins. Smoke nicely intermingled with notes of sherry. Farmy notes. Tobacco and leather. Cigar-boxes. Some rubber.
    • Taste
      Very peaty. Brimstone. Tar and diesel oil. But also some plums and prunes at the background. Lots of tanninnes as well. Quite complex in my view.
    • Finish
      Long. Spices of pepper and clove. Pine. Antiseptic. Some mint.

  2. addyhd scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    wonderfull PC
    Label says `Bourboncask` by mistake, its definitely a Sherry

    Great expression Danilo!!!

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Scoma cask 617 (sherry) vs. cask 645 (port). This one is bolder and a bit sharper with lots of pepper and some (tolerable) sulfur.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet dak sherry with some barbecue smoke, roasted meat, farmy, tobacco and leather, also slighty medicinal and hints of sulfur. Red fruit sour cherries, raisins, figs, macadamia and pecan nuts, mild notes of mustard, salty spices, peppers, bay leaf.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Some syrupy sweetness with sweetish forest fruits, mild smoke, also very spicy with hints of rubber, lots of chili peppers, clove and bitterness of charred wood and ashes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long: still chili peppers, sweet and dark fruit syrup, salty liqourice, espresso and deeply charred wood.

  4. Cube13 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Port Charlotte 10 yo 2003/2013 (63.1%, Scoma, sherry hogshead, cask #617, 290 bottles)
    Yes a total monster, most probably. Colour: office coffee. Nose: Very
    sulphury, but I think there’s ‘good’ sulphur (matches, guns) and ‘bad’
    sulphur (ard-boiled eggs, cooked cabbage). It’s the former situation
    that’s occurring here, with also notes of coal dust (or, as I sometimes
    say, brake pads after the Nordschleife), used fireworks, charcoal,
    ashtray, bitter chocolate, liquorice… This is quite spectacular, but
    sometimes they don’t swim well when the sherry’s ‘like that’. Let’s
    figure out… With water: magic. Sake, cigars, soy sauce, umami… It gets
    very ‘Japanese’. Mouth (neat): gives you some kind of wafer when
    unreduced! Bang! I get some heavy smoky liquorice, but other than that,
    it tends to numb your palate, so, quick… With water: wonderful
    sherry/peat combo. Leather, tobacco, strawberry jam, cassis bud tea,
    marmalade… Perfect. Finish: very long, with a bitter/leathery side that
    works to perfection here, and a sweeter Campari-like aftertaste.
    Comments: big, fat, and excellent. SGP:567 - 90 points.

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    On the Scoma site: Port Charlotte made a mistake while printing the label. This single malt did not mature in the bourbon barrel - as stated - but in a sherry hogshead, which is clearly visible in the dark color, which should be much lighter when ripening to ex-bourbon cask.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Funky! Extreme! Love it! But there will probably be days when I say exactly the opposite. That's pretty crazy stuff. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/02/10/alle-port-charlotte-teil-4/
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rubber, burning paper and a peated whisky from a sherry cask. Carnival pistols are fired. Soy sauce and balsamic vinegar come out when you add water.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sour cream butter with plum jam. Espresso and liquorice. In addition, a whole gas station with various "oil products". With water it clearly opens up.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Plums roasted on a peat fire. With espresso beans. The sulfur from the nose is back. Sweet, numbing bitter substances. Wet lederhosen, a packet of tobacco in it's pocket. "Schwarzer Krauser". Someone unpacks black bread with dark jam. Pretty crazy.

  7. Andara scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A proper sherry monster and one of the best out there. Lovely intensity and this amazing mix of sherry and peat that you find in some PC and which made me feel in love with these whisky. One of those few cases were sulphur actually works. However this is a real one dram is enough whisky. One nice dram that is, but it is quite demanding and I would not go for a second dram on the same evening.

  8. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Gous scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  12. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  13. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. joep scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  15. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Willum scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  18. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a bomb! Balanced and complex, but not a bit tender. I did not try it with water at all, I enjoyed the pure performance too much.
    • Nose
      very dark Sherrynoten, hard to believe that he is still so young. Lots of leather, coffee, a little cowshed, stored raisins, almost dry, but still with a slight undertone. The alcohol bizzelt for 63% rather low. After some time sweeter notes come. Dried bananas like fresh from the pack and Pocket Coffee by Ferrero. The smoke is slightly phenolic and balances with the barrel. Something Bacon also resonates. Very balanced nose.
    • Taste
      The 63% he can not deny, while he is still pure, but already has a slight fire water effect. There is also a heavy, dark sweetness and a lot of oak. Dirty, rough, prunes, and a pinch of pepper, a very nice steam.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long with some ashes and again the dried bananas. In addition also coffee flavors and this strong oak.

  20. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. trompjes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Really Good Stuff.

    I love it thick sherry, smoke ,sweetness and tutti frutti.

    Thanks Addy

    91 points

  22. mbinder scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Typical PC Smoke Note. Intensive with a lot of sherry influence. A steam hammer wrapped in some sweetness. Priceperformance - Top!

  23. mikespike scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Quite a sharp nose. A bit alcoholic, very strong. Needs certainly some water at least for me.
    Then we get rich sherry notes, some PC sweetness, some baked ham, some dirt...
    Quite

    intense stuff and certainly good value for the price. Head-to-head with

    the Islay Scotch bottling, both are just lovely Port Charlottes.

  24. Roman scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    He comes around the corner with a hammer. Divine. Sharp, peat, and sherry influence oh just my thing. Highly recommended!

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