Overall rating
87.96/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB56870
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
12.2001
Bottled
05.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
846
Number of bottles
269
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 aug 2014 8:58 am by Ordie
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.50

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte 2001 MBl

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.96 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great intense PC, with some sweet- and fruitiness along spicy smoke. Some sulphur in the nose, a lot of vanilla in the finish. Very very pleasant.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full and spicy nose, pepper, sweet smoke, peaty. Not too much alcohol punch. Skai, rubber. Some ash. Some sulphur.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sal ammoniac initially, and pretty powerful now, pepper. Some sour base, with a lot of licorice. Fruity, but quite intense still. Sweet smoke. Orange. Very full body.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still quite sparkling, spicy, pepper, sweet smoke, some bitter ash. Some vanilla now, quite smooth suddenly. Pretty long finish. Marzipan.

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  3. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I would say not too bad but somehow not enough PC. On the one hand, water helps to make it a bit milder, on the other hand, it gets really dry.

    Full review in a session of six Port Charlotte: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/06/30/alle-port-charlotte-teil-11/

  4. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:

    Fragrance: peat, honey, white flowers, fruits: apple, pear, bacon and iodine, salty sea huge presence.

    Taste: peat, sea, vanilla, grass, apple, then sweet ham, spices, pepper - firm, malty and direct.

    Finish: very long aftertaste of peat, salty sea, pepper and vanilla.

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I find this a rather demanding peater, with a well integrated nose and a more difficult pallate. Water is obligatory for my papalte to make it comfortable. A good example of an independently bottle Port Charlotte that shows the raw character of the spirit.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mild smoke combined with sweetness and roasted herbs (rosemary, chive). Ammonium salt, sweet cigars and hints of vinegar. The peat is rather balanced and comfortable, but also has a sharp edge. Followed by citrus, fresh orange juice and a touch of grapefruit. Becomes farmier over time. Also more fruit appears. A drop of water brings out more complex notes like coals, cigarette ashes, lemon and lime scrapes, chalk and the inside of a henhouse. The integration is next to perfect. Beautiful citrus notes, minerals, and a few herbal notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense beginning with lots of salmiak, herbal peat and oranges. Some grapefruit juice, smoked walnuts and herbs. Simple and very effective. A little farm-y, some vanilla. It is getting a little bit dirty, which makes it also more interesting. It is better with a little bit of water, which brings out more balance and details on the palate. Really nice integrated smoked citrus fruits (a whole basket of oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit, maybe even some lychees).
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, orange, lemon, barbecue coal, minerals, egg yolk and fresh mint leaves.
    • Taste
      Peat, lemon, orange, smoked ham.
    • Finish
      Peat, vanilla, orange and gingerbread.

  8. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peat, sweet, cream, tropical fruit, peach, vanilla, cream, broubon barrel, pastry, sweetness, even a touch of Greek grill, souvlaki.
    Taste: peat, sea, sea salt, ash, high in alcohol in taste, butter, cream, lemon, With water also marzipan.
    Finish: ash, spices, wood, cream, hangs for a very long time, a small dirt at the end, but then buttery cake, even cake batter.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. WillemvdK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Typical PC: grilled vegetables, baby sick, wood stove fire and charcoal. A bit peppery and herbal as well!

    Thanks www.whiskysample.nl !

  14. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sample from www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      Briny - shells, oily, peat, ashes and sambal.
    • Taste
      Pepper, peat, pan cakes and herbs.
    • Finish
      Pepper, wet bandage and seaweed.

  15. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  16. ottos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I have yet to find a Port Charlotte that's not great, and this one doesn't disappoint either. Very strong on bacon indeed, and it also reminds me of those old style cheap cheese-flavoured crisps (kaasknabbels, in dutch), like the other Bruichladdich distillates. I'd expected it to be a bit more complex given the age though.

  17. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: bacon. We’re in bacon county! And I’m loving it. I. Getting some of the dairy sweetness too we often find in malts Distilled at bruichladdich. A hint of Kanafeh and malty sweetness in addition to a lot of smoke. Classic stuff.

    Palate : Warm and fuzzy smoke. With the malty sweetness showing nicely underneath. Pepper and wood with more peat and cured bacon.

    Finish: Sweet malty goodness on top of smoke and crushed coffee beans. Mocha.

    A cracking little dram this one is… Not so little in fact, it’s very peaty, yet malty, and shows maturity. It’s not a youngster anymore, it’s getting close to the teens. I’d love a bottle of this. Sadly it’s not easy to spot, maybe outside the UK it’s easier…

    Go grab one, you know you want it.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/10/22/port-charlotte-12-year-oldthe-maltman/

     

  18. mikespike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    The typical Port Charlotte sweetness, well rounded by ageing in a bourbon cask. I find this a really good expression of PC, well rounded, mature. And it is one of the now fewer bottlings from the first year of PC (2001) so also a soon-to-be-rare bottling that I expect to be sold out very soon...

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