Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Barley
50.0 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
P/140502 14/292
Added on
15 Oct 2015 8:43 am by alex..w..fan

Average value

€ 86.85

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328 × member ratings

886 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2008

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    # 693

    Notes from whisky evening 2018-06-16 => 87/100

  3. Waykid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The smoke could be a bit more integrated, and also the nose closer to the taste... but it is otherwise quite ok.
    • Nose
      It's vegetal and tarty to begin with: chicory, celery, some smoky mortar of a fireplace, dry and citrusy. Sharp. When it rounds up it comes up with some sweet grain, pears, grapes, caipirinha and some more smoky, sweet grain.
    • Taste
      It has a confectionary quality, very sweet, truffle, almond, Wetabix with milk and honey, very grainy. The smoke is instead quite dry and strong. These integrate some and sweeten, but it stays on the borders of tarty and sweet.
    • Finish
      Grainy smoke.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The fact that the barley is grown on Islay was lost on my taste buds, but the dram is very drinkable and I would recommend it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I need to watch old videos of Oz Clarke to learn better descriptors - meanwhile I'll comfort myself knowing this is a decent dram.
    • Nose
      A faint aroma of peat - inviting rather than overpowering.
    • Taste
      Well balanced - warm mouth feel with a very pleasant taste.
    • Finish
      Long and smooth - reminds me of Lapsang tea.

  6. psiiik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Chimney smoke, lemons. Smoked trout. Wet wall paint, artificial leather.
    • Taste
      Clear. Light honey sweetness, then spicy and smoky. Some brown sugar and ashes.

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Serge says: A very brand new bottling of Port Charlotte. Colour: white wine. Nose:
    writing that this noses like ‘a distillery on Islay’ would be an
    euphemism. In fact, it’s exactly like smelling a handful of kilned
    malted barley. And far behind that, in the distance, touches of
    wholegrain bread, ashes, coal smoke and a drop of clairin. You know,
    that Haitian white rum. A little petrol, perhaps. With water: straight,
    clean zesty, smoky, uncomplicated, to the point. And always this lovely
    bready side. Mouth (neat): speaking of clairin, there are indeed notes
    of big fat white rum in this, then more kippers, almonds, ashes and
    liquorice. And just one drop of lemon juice. Maraschino. A little acrid,
    but I like that. With water: full, vivid, clean, ashy, smoky. A great
    distillate. Finish: long and brinier. Comments: a wine malt. Character,
    essence, location, belonging. A ta santé, Mark. SGP:457 - 88 points.

  10. Mascht scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Herbs, fine, very fresh
    • Taste
      Peat, rusty iron
    • Finish
      very long


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