Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Mango chicken vindaloo
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
63.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2015 8:19 am by cruisarin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

5 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2002 SMWS 127.40

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

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like this one better than the 127.43
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A real tricky mother-in-law whisky! First smooth, than bang - the mother-in-law hits you.
    • Nose
      Sweet peaty, earthy and oaky aromas at first nosing. There are fruity notes as well (melons, mango, mashed cooking bananas and pineapple) as well as Italian herbs (marjory and thyme). Very nice.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily and smooth at first mouthfeel. A hot, peaty  and spicy explosion, when swallowed. 
    • Finish
      Very long and peaty, warming from deep inside.

  4. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS note:
    Deep and earthy aromas to start with; peat compost, cedar wood essential

    oil, pumpernickel bread and Jamaican fresh root ginger cake. There

    were fresher notes as well of chilli, lime and coriander prawns as well

    as Thai ginger-lemongrass shrimps. The taste neat was hot, spicy and

    sweet like a mango chicken vindaloo dish with raisins and sultanas.

    Water released a charcoal aroma like that of grilled chicken bacon

    rashers and spice-crusted tuna with charred peppers and lime. The

    taste now had plenty of spice, cinnamon and cloves but at the same time

    that of a sweet strong espresso and strawberry and black pepper cake.

    Initial price: 97 Euros

  5. talyn256 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Very tasty - a complex and mature Port Charlotte.
    • Nose
      Icing sugar, play-doh, fried pineapple chutney, crusted salt, rubber boots, pear syrup, with a herby touch of sweet basil. May be the power of suggestion, but I can make out a spicy element – Sweet capsicum, cinnamon, and paprika. No chilli peppers, though.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sour, and syrupy to start, with peat fire kicking in at the end and fading gently. Boiled sweets, barley sugar, kaffir lime juice, Caramac-esque notes of milky toffee, caramel, and chocolate, with a little bitter coffee. Peat smoke, oil, and tar on the tail.
    • Finish
      Slightly drying. Gentle warming spices. Ginger, clove, black pepper and a little more crusted salt.


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