Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
25 Oct 2014 5:15 pm by kaysirtap

Average value

€ 51.00

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

  1. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. thebonewolf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Strong cheese funk before rest, citrus, apple, salty smoke, iodine, seashells, and a very subtle hint of malt.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Much less going on than in the nose, but more pronounced. Like breathing while deep at sea, mainly a salty smoke.
    • Finish
      93 93
      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.

  3. DrBardamu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      peat, fruits
    • Taste
      78 78
      spicy, vanilla, oak, pepper
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, smokey and malty

  5. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. AladdinVonSane scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Beautiful balance, start smoke underpinned by a very fine peat pleasant, present "only" for the overall balance, all in a very greedy register

  7. Nezzer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.

    With Water
    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      77 77


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