Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Wham bam, thank you ma’am!
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
64.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2015 8:32 am by Hvem?
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.83

4 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2002 SMWS 127.41

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    much better than the destillery bottlings. full taste but much smoother. excellent stuff!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Ice wine

    Flavour Profile: PeatedFire in the first aid box! Beeswax on leather, heather
    honey, singed bandages, Germolene and old peat hearth. Fragrant lavender oil
    from an incense burner drifted over the top. Sausages and bacon cooked over
    charred wood and dried lavender, served with fruity HP sauce and almond toasted
    with honey. Water only emphasised more of the same but cleaned up with
    shortbread, pistachio Turkish delight, Lux flakes and camphor scented cashmere
    jumpers from the chest. To finish, the panel found blackened spare ribs with a
    salty, peppery crust and Monin coffee syrup with ...wait for it...more

    Drinking Tip: It takes no prisoners and doesn’t like water.

  3. fritzbrause scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wow. This ist Port Charlotte at its best. VERY intensive and pure. Very balanced. One can see, what potential lays in this spirit when its getting older. The nose hits you right in the face and you beg, that this will go on with the palate ... an it does. oily, sweet, peaty ... nuts and fruits ... everything very well balanced. it explodes on the tongue and leaves a very long finish of typical Port Charlotte flavours. use water as you wish .. you cannot drown it. the best PC I tasted so far .. and i tasted a lot! The title of this bottling is an absolute match "Wham bam, thank you ma’am!" 

  4. Sidney87 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow!!! Why did I leave this SMWS malt in the closet for 5-6 years !! Mega delicious dram :-)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Punchy and fun PC.
    The ABV can be a tad rough, but don't be afraid, there's plenty of medicine to heal you.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Pungent! Strong peat jumping out of the glass while your nose is still two foot away. The high ABV is there, sharp on the nose and tastes a moment to settle.
      Medicinal, opening a first-aid box filled with band-aids, elastopasts, iodine and for some reasons, a bottle of lemon juice. Hints of moss and wet grass finish off a cracking nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Limes and some brine, lots of herbal notes mixed with the moss from the nose.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Lightly peat smoked herbs. Basil and thyme settling in well for a medium finish.

  6. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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


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