Port Charlotte 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Sep 2014 10:55 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 202.45

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2002

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.52 points

  1. d1scostu scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    smoky, peaty, sweet, a little meaty on barbecue ketchup
    wood, leather, then vanilla with the concentrate that goes with it, the cooked lemon and return of the medicinal peat
    spices!! strong, peppery, cooked citrus, candied, a little wine sauce returned with the caramelized juice, it is very unusual, a little confusing but it changes
    the peat remains very present, a little toasted malt, melted honey with the lumps,
    oaky, spicy, strongly peaty, medicinal, mineral, leathery, long and intense on the hot sugar of a cooked wine rather than on the fruits.
    The surprise comes from the perfect alcoholic integration.

  3. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I'll say this is a classic Port Charlotte. Definitely a very good PC. I spontaneously wanted to visit the a fish restaurant. Chowder and a dram anyone? Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/08/13/alle-port-charlotte-teil-2/

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Twice as much exposure as compared with Zephyr and Palemonius gave a more calm and rich in all constituent mallets, in place and a balanced balance and excellent work with the fortress characteristic of the whole series. On the other hand, there has not been any radical expansion of the range of components, it is still the same young and rather minimalistic mole than the ripe and mature. As a result - between Palemonius and Zephyr.
    • Nose
      Fresh processed wood, faint smoke, light pitch notes, raw grain, light notes of cask salted cucumbers, mineral tones - dry pebbles, green grass.
    • Taste
      Malt, peppery, creamy tones, boiled condensed milk.
    • Finish
      Soft spicy oak, condensed milk, light pepper, candy "cancer neck", light smoky notes, slightly smoked cheese.

  6. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like it really well. I know that Kallistos of the three is probably the most "controversial" and sometimes divorces his spirits. For me, still a great malt, because this is simply a very nice bottling from the Bourbon Cask.
    • Nose
      In the nose I have directly sweetish smoke with pronounced influences of citrus fruits. Some not so unlike a young UA Ardbeg from the Bourbon Cask, as I mean. Almost 40ppm should have the Callistos, you can feel it too. After a short while in the glass, the malt clears something and opens. Here are the typical flavors revealed, which one expected. Vanilla, some honey, light maritime notes, which are very discreet. Something malty sweetness, the whole packed in sweetish smoke and some menthol.
      After a short time in the glass wonderfully sweet and creamy, as expected from a good bottling from the ex-Bourbon Cask. The high alcohol content hardly noticeable.
    • Taste
      The 60.6% Vol. Bring the malt on the tongue without further ado, strong start. Here the malt is directly extremely sweet, with a lot of vanilla. There are also citrus fruits, sweet smoke and a slightly darker peat / oak mixture. It does not need water, I think, it is really delicious. Still slightly salty on the tongue, but the potpourri of creamy vanilla, sweet-spicy oak and smoke dominate.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully mild, despite the high alcohol content. There's nothing burning, nothing is scratching. Mild and still warming, the malt trickles down the throat, the total finish could be a bit longer, apart from the smoke this is at best medium long. Overall, characterized by some oak and - not surprisingly - the smoke.

  7. mikespike scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Classy stuff. Peaty notes, with some lime and sort of fruity elements. Lovely Port Charlotte, well selected cask by Mark R. This is a bottling that Laddie/Port Charlotte Aficionados should not miss.

  8. hettrum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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


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