- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 25 Oct 2014 5:15 pm by kaysirtap
17 × in wishlist
49 × member ratings
194 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.33 points
- bacon, smoked meats with peat smoke. This is very good, the big amount of alcohol really shows when it comes to the palate. Huge peat however, after this, oaky bitterness.
Strong cheese funk before rest, citrus, apple, salty smoke, iodine, seashells, and a very subtle hint of malt.
Much less going on than in the nose, but more pronounced. Like breathing while deep at sea, mainly a salty smoke.
Long, a sweeter version of the palate. You know you had whisky a while ago. There’s a hint of a wine taste, and it feels like it’s a wine I’d like.
spicy, vanilla, oak, pepper
long, smokey and malty
- Beautiful balance, start smoke underpinned by a very fine peat pleasant, present "only" for the overall balance, all in a very greedy register
Strong notes of bacon infused smoked meats with peat smoke; very typical Islay. This is quite good and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
The bottle declares "Heavily Peated" and it is! The peat is the hero here. Besides being smooth for 50% alcohol by volume there is not much else to say about it.
A tad disappointing because I wish the good parts of it stayed around longer than it does. At first there are big notes of peated cola which ebb away and leave a slight oaky bitterness. Just slight though.
The nose is sweeter with additional hints of cherry. Not a big change in the palate and finish though.
What I think
I like that this is presented at 50% alcohol. As a non-age statement whisky in a price range above $50 it is a bit disappointing. Would not buy again though.