Port Charlotte PC12

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oileanach Furachail
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Heavily Peated
Bottle code
P/140610 14/351
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
15 Jan 2015 1:31 pm by Callo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 177.63

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte PC12

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    He has a dirty nose! Very nice, as here after a while then show the fruit notes.
    • Nose
      Dirty smoke with a pinch of spilled plastic and burning car tires. Torn match. It takes quite a while for the nose to work its way through here. Once you've made it and left the smoke behind, you meet strawberry and raspberry jelly. Again and again, the dirty smoke shimmers through - rarely experienced such an iridescent nose.
    • Taste
      In the beginning sharp and fiery. Flaming peat fire without the gum-red from the nose. Baked apples, fried bananas, prunes and raisins. Pepper! Pretty big on the tongue. Delicate herbs come with time.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, ashen and sherry-sweet.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like the. However, Port Charlotte also likes to like it. One must already like these single-tone PC notes.
    • Nose
      Cooked cherries thickened with kirsch and a little vanilla pudding. Slightly chewed pencil with eraser. This typical and idiosyncratic smoke of Port Charlotte. Burning herbs. Cheese sticks. Red currant juice. Pebble beach by the sea. Some blood orange.
    • Taste
      Such a sweet and meaty note in the mouth. I'll say bacon with honey. Sour cherry jam. Smoked cheese with herbs. Again the blood orange. Then comes pepper and chilli. Now the bacon is so spicy flavored :-).
    • Finish
      The herbaceous smoke remains and becomes drier. I stay with the topic :-). To darkened meat from the charcoal grill. Salt licorice.

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    powerful, wild, unbridled, but also unbalanced
    • Nose
      Smoked cheese, sulphurous sherry, campfire, Sauerbraten, wood glue - stinks
    • Taste
      Chimney smoke, sherry, smoked ham, sherry
    • Finish
      lang, rauchig, bitter

  5. Tauti scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky. Had previously thought of something like a puffed Blair Athol, in which the sulfur is a shell. This has come a little differently. A whisky with a nice balance between peat smoke and dark fruits.
    • Nose
      Something of the first thing I could think of was railroad tracks. Followed by some cereals and boiled berries, honey and oranges.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sweet railway track. The sulfur that I call here some, I notice, if, then only weak. For salty tar paired with a nice dark fruitiness, oranges and grilled Sparerips on some okonomiyaki sauce.
    • Finish
      A long, strong but harmonious finish. This whisky has power and he shows it again.

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Exactly my niche between smoke, fruit, power and salt, which I always search, I love him!
    • Nose
      Gentle sea, dark fruit basket, raisins, cinnamon, figs, furniture polish, light menthol notes, dates
    • Taste
      A waterfall immediately in the mouth, intense, sherry, berries with salt and smoke, also pear, apple, bitter orange, some oak, later creamy with herbal honey
    • Finish
      Long with oak, some smoke, liquorice, figs, malt

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good Port Charlotte with a lovely amount of sherry influence. The subtle amount of sulphur actually adds to the whisky, instead of subtracting.
    • Nose
      Ashy and coal smoke to start, but immediately followed by a hint of struck matches. Plenty of sherry influence of dates, plums, sultanas and fudge. Some oranges as well.
    • Taste
      Dry and lots of peat smoke. Ash, burned rubber and brine too. Dry sherry notes. Figs, plums and honey. Has a slight nuttiness to it, as well as spicy chilli peppers.
    • Finish
      More burned rubber and peat. Drying. Long.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky, if you like the sulfurous side.

    # # Blindtasting
    • Nose
      Sulfur! A beautiful sherry sweet, nutty flavors, milk chocolate. Of course, a nice portion of peat smoke, well integrated. A touch of plastic and some citrus. Less sulfur with water, more citrus.
    • Taste
      strong, sherry sweetness combined with a certain bitterness, as with a herb bitter, sulfur and oak. With water much tarter and less sweet.
    • Finish
      long and sweet, still sulfur, some oak and fading to peat smoke.

  9. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nice dram which is making a lot of fun. 
    • Nose
      A lot of smoke and a bit of sherry. Some honey, barbecue and salt. In between Laphroaig 18 and Ledaig 2004 SCs
    • Taste
      Very salty start. The alcohol is carrying a lot of herbs and pepper
    • Finish
      The finish is long and warm and the salty smoke remains in the throat for hours.

  10. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Adam Hannett has been working alongside Jim McEwan since 2006, watching and learning from the legendary distiller. Adam has a special talent, a perceptive nose and a rare ability to analyse and objectify sensory experience. One day the ultimate responsibility for this precious spirit will rest on his shoulders. Here we acknowledge Adam and his ongoing journey with Jim. “Oileanach furachail”.

    Tasting Notes by Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      Opens with bursts of smoke, salt and dark fruit then develops raisins, toffee, sweet oak and ripe plum. Hints of cinnamon spice, polish, candied orange and lemon peels. hazelnut and dates.
    • Taste
      Rich and succulent in texture bringing harmony to a spirit of 58.7%. Sherry flavours of date and fig combine with peat smoke to balance honey, lemon and hot toasted oak. Apricot pear and green apple are subtle but the character of our pure spirit cannot be hidden. There have been no shortcuts to get here. Long years in our warehouses on the shores of Loch Indaal have brought out the exceptional qualities of casks sourced from far and wide. Combine this with the influence of fresh salty Islay air and you have a dram of unmistakable character.
    • Finish
      You may think it will never end as the smoke lingers releasing touches of liquorice, date and sweet malt. Close your eyes and you are on Islay. As this dram fades you can reflect on another step of your journey and look forward with confidence as there are many more to come.


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