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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2008
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points
- 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.
- I need to watch old videos of Oz Clarke to learn better descriptors - meanwhile I'll comfort myself knowing this is a decent dram.
A faint aroma of peat - inviting rather than overpowering.
Well balanced - warm mouth feel with a very pleasant taste.
Long and smooth - reminds me of Lapsang tea.
Chimney smoke, lemons. Smoked trout. Wet wall paint, artificial leather.
Clear. Light honey sweetness, then spicy and smoky. Some brown sugar and ashes.
- 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.
Herbs, fine, very fresh
Peat, rusty iron
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