- 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
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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
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.
- 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/
- 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.
Fresh processed wood, faint smoke, light pitch notes, raw grain, light notes of cask salted cucumbers, mineral tones - dry pebbles, green grass.
Malt, peppery, creamy tones, boiled condensed milk.
Soft spicy oak, condensed milk, light pepper, candy "cancer neck", light smoky notes, slightly smoked cheese.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.