Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01

Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
697
Whiskybase ID
WB80323
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2007
Bottled
18.01.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Eau de Vie from the Western Cognac Region
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L/150682 16/005
Barcode
5055807405898
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
23 mar 2016 12:13 pm by sinclair
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 229.21

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Whisky reviews for Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01

67 users have left 73 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.29 points.

  1. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Drunk during a visit to the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay and immediately sold. This whisky is fully matured in ex-eau de vie-vaten from the western Cognac region.
    A very exciting and complex whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet with flavors of peat smoke, sea salt, vanilla, apricot, toasted oak, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger. Eau de vie is certainly present.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A very subtle and complex whisky. Sweet, showing fruit (apples, apricots, prunes), peat smoke, peppers, vanilla, spices, brown sugar and honey.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium. The peat smoke persists. Furthermore honey, fresh limes, walnuts and again persistent peat smoke.

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  3. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first glass was a bit disappointing, but my second glass really delivered. I love floral-smoky whiskies, and Port Charlotte tends to do that style really well. This one has enough peaty-rich depth behind the lighter notes, sitting in the same sort of flavour region as, for example, PC6. This one’s similarly young, but I feel like the youth keeps the brighter notes at the front, which I think works here.
    • Nose
      Sweet-tart-funky. Loads of cream cheese frosting at first (less of this note in my second glass). Fruit desserts galore: peach tart, lemon custard, and key lime pie. Fresh pineapple, nectarine, and yellow plum as well. Green wood smoke and some salty seaweed and minerals. Quite a bit of vanilla and nutmeg. Honey Nut Cheerios and sourdough funk. Fragrant lavender and even a bit of juniper.
    • Taste
      Medium-thick texture. Sweet and fragrant. Sweet juicy fruit explosion up front, paired with some of that yeast funk. Develops into rich buttery peat and wood spice. Buttery pastries and malt in the middle. Brown sugar, honey, mint, yellow plum, and lavender, playing off of peat, earth, and tobacco. Cedar, salt, seaweed and black pepper. Thick cured meats and tobacco on the back end, as the spices get more savoury.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Floral with earthy, savoury peat underneath. Lemon zest, golden raisins, lots of fresh ginger, and more of those yellow plums. Vanilla, honey, nougat, and toasty marshmallow. A touch of salt and herbs. Some Tootsie Rolls, milk chocolate, and tobacco as well.

  5. sted scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Complex bouquet of sweet, savory, and spice: the sweetness of candied dried lemon peel, savory like well-oiled leather, spice of cracked black peppercorn. All of these notes are rounded out by an undercurrent of medicinal iodine. I struggle to define this nose, but it’s immensely inviting and promising every time I pour myself a dram.
    • Taste
      Opens up with a savory, balanced, and oily sweet smoke along with hints of pipe tobacco. Complementing the smoke is the tangy brine of pickled ginger or sweet potato. The dram is undeniably malty and over time offers up sweeter notes of perfumed vanilla and orange blossom.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet finish with warmth and smoke radiating across the palate like the final embers of a dying fire.

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    fat, oily peat, salty-sweet and bacon-y.. a Ledaig-ian PC

  8. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Plasticy peat, fruit, cinnamon, malt, and a bit of sulfur.

    Palate: Plasticy peat, fruit, cinnamon, malt, and a bit of sulfur.

    Finish: Long -> Peat, malt, cinnamon.

  9. pecathor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I have to say I had big expectations from this bottle when I was reading the comments, reviews, etc. When I bought and opened it, it was quite a disappointment. I thought it’s very sharp on both the nose and palate and somehow I couldn’t enjoy it at all. I had the bottle open for a year or so and it opened up over the time (and I gained some experience in tasting meanwhile:D). I still think it’s quite sharp, but can also appreciate the other parts of it and admit it’s quite special (quite unlike any other bottle from Bruichladdich I had so far). Solid dram and interesting experience, but I will give a chance to something else next time and won’t replace this one.

    The bottle was opened a year ago and this tasting was from the last 120ml
    • Nose
      85 85
      sweet barley (typical Bruichladdich profile base), quite sharp, yellow melon, some red/dark fruit, herbs, smoke is not very strong, oak and ash notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      quite sharp as well, dry and sweet at the same time, barley sugar, red fruit, grapes, milk chocolate, salty notes, I don’t taste the smoke at all
    • Finish
      86 86
      rather long, sweet & dry, fruit and pepper

  10. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite whiskies of all time. Heavily peated and very sweet. I'll do a better review when I open my stashed bottle!

  11. Comet67 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. webturtle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Another type of barrel from Port Charlotte that is supposed to introduce a younger whisky.

    And this worked out very well.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke like a fire. Wonderfully intense.
      Then very fresh and fruity. Smells like butter.
      A little water brings a nice flavor and oak aromas.
      Berries from the forest, citrus and ginger join in.
      In the end, I mean to discover cumin (cumin).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Here, too, very clearly a very pleasing smoke. Very creamy and sweet. The oak is recognizable, honey and dark ripe fruits.
      Diluted even sweeter but also citrus and banana.
    • Finish
      85 85
      long finish with strong herbs. The smoke comes along very well when you exhale.

  13. BenjaminDann scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    On the first nose, honey, icing sugar, mint and toasted wheat germ. The peat rises, thick, heavy, accompanied by a fresh, iodized vanilla. The power of the alcohol highlights some leafy scents, honeysuckle, bay leaf, without hiding the vanilla. Some spices, thyme, rosemary, a certain roughness. Limestone, plastic. All this with the delicacy of a nut of apricot jam. Genoese. Lemon zest. On the palate, it is smooth, fruity, citrusy, grapefruit, lemon pulp, then the spices come, quite strong. White pepper, cardamom, chilli. Long, fleshy finish, which gently permeates the mouth. Banana, orange syrup. Shrimp fritters.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/02/port-charlotte-2007-cc-01-8-yo.html
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Powerful smoke and a heavy sweetness but also a bit intrusive like green waste
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoke and lots of oak, pine needles, smoked ham, honey, peach and seaweed
    • Taste
      86 86
      massive smoke, like an ashtray, with a heavy sweetness like dark honey and a lot of green wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, smoke and seaweed stay

  17. whiskysec scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This bottling is absolutely fantastic... but in my opinion the bottle did need a little time after opening to oxidize. This whisky takes a little bit of water very well, and when you get the water to whisky ratio right... this drinks like the best young port ellens I have tried. Truly remarkable for only eight years old.

  18. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  19. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  20. klasek scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, very smoky and sweet. Both are well integrated.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The smoke is more medical than campfire-like. The smell is reminiscent of wine and white grapes
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste initially captivates with a certain non-alcoholic rigor. When water is added, the intermediate becomes even stronger but sweeter. The whisky has a lot of power and tastes of honey and smoke.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Again, the smoke is accompanied by honey and cinnamon or gingerbread spice.

  22. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Drinks easy for 57.8. Very solid dram, powerful and balanced. Maritime smoke, honey vanilla sweetness (cream soda?) pepper and spice, Almost goes bitter with some herbal notes, but never crosses the line. Mouth coating and creamy. Long finish, salinity and sweet peat.

  23. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    He appears to have matured in the campfire. In my opinion, water must be added. The taste then opens up a lot. In addition, it becomes very creamy with water
    • Nose
      88 88
      Musty, fiery smoke, woody and slightly like grapes.
      With water: the fruit notes come out.
      [Supplement 10.06.2020]
      Dense forest, musty, bog, peaty
    • Taste
      88 88
      Extremely intense malt and slightly bitter.
      With water: very smoky, sweet and cinnamon.
      [Supplement 10.06.2020]
      Cinnamon, gingerbread spice, cloves
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoky Medicinal, Dark Dark Chocolate 95%

  24. hawk31 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Campfire smoke, sweet wine, the alcohol stings undiluted a bit, creamy ice, cream, oak, caramel, Snickers, plum, apricot, vanilla, a small touch of salt, citrus.

    Taste: clear tingling, strong onset, spice, then the smoke, but more subtle than expected, sweeter, tofifee, dark honey, roasted malt, oak.

    Finish: Medium long, the oak is strong, again this creaminess, strong aromas due to the high alcohol content, sweet, sour, then again the camp smoke.

    Nice thing, certainly not a must-have, but a nice creamy smoker with many caramel-chocolate-salt flavors. This creaminess also in the nose I write to the cognac barrels, had so recently by an Inchmurrin from Armagnac kegs

  25. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  26. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  27. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  28. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  29. whiskysec scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    With the right amount of water this is reminiscent of a young cask strength Port Ellen. Fantastically coastal with bucket loads of citrus and smoke.

  30. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice full bodied and subtle peated whisky, very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice sweet somke, fake leather, like walking around in the 'Scapino'. Fruity as well, citrus. Roasted nuts and honey. Spicy as well, pepper and cinnamon. Strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sal ammoniac, pepper, strong, pickering. Sweet, honey, orange and licorice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Strong and pickering still. Sal ammoniac and licorice, bonfire smoke, long finish. Later on tobacco comes in.

  31. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, hay, tangerine, cheese, bacon, blueberry and fig. With water some apple.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat, straw, salty ham, grape and coffee. Bits of pastry and mint.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread, grape and cheese.

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  33. Lorion scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose, way too one-dimensional smoky in the mouth. 72 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cheesy smoke. Citrus notes. Fresh and crisp. Vanilla, coconut. Something Almdudler.

      Water: It gets cheesier. Creamy. Now Laddie comes through.
    • Taste
      57 57
      Very smoky, biting. Lemons in the ashtray, which become bitter. Cold smoke.

      Water: even more sparkling. For me still too ashy.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Very long, ash and bitterness.

  34. The Bonvivant scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  35. davidloosli did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I didn't get a lot of smoke out of this one (tasted from a small sample bottle). But still a very good young Islay whisky
    • Nose
      Peat, fresh sea breeze, lemon, light vanilla sweetness
    • Taste
      Lemon, peat, I don't get a lot of smoke in this?, siruppy sweetness, burn towards the end
    • Finish
      Goes down smoothly, impressive for the high ABV, due to the young age it doesn't have a lot wood notes, a pleasant warmth stays very long, lemon, peat

  36. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Despite it's young age, it's a matured, complex PC with deep spiciness from the cognac casks.
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke and ash. Salted minerals, citruses, vanilla, vegetables and herbals.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sweet, creamy start. The cognac notes is coming now nicely. Camphor. Then tannic, spicy oak, bitter liqueurs and earth.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky peaty, dry.

  37. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    smooth and smooth 22 Molot stood in the covered glass for 45/50 minutes (I was very busy with the delicious) and it went to him for good. But the alcohol remained in the fragrance. Liked it 87
    • Nose
      ointment and sugary sweetness ... salt ... iodine ... oatmeal cookies 21
    • Taste
      sweet syrup ... oily ... malt and ashes ... 22
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is sweet ... pepper ... caramel and mango ... cardboard 22

  38. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A very good smoky nose. Light elegant vanilla sweetness. Something toasted almost roasted. Maritime notes and light citrus. Don't notice an overload on peat where the label says "Heavily peated Islay single malt".
    • Taste
      Light creamy and sweet coming in. A fair amount of spiciness later but with a good sweetness on the side. Little more taste of the peat after. Ending in smoke and tannins.
    • Finish
      Good finish, slightly peated and a lot of wood tones. Can't find any cognac references except the drying out wood notes in the end perhaps.

  40. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  41. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Saulecker, there's a lot to discover. I first thought, shit, if the dilution fits the taste, the nose is dead, but that's not true, playing with water is worthwhile and I would imagine that in this the taste and smell at different dilutions are very individual , good opportunity to experiment. 85 € are clear.
    • Nose
      starts dry-aromatic-woody, sandalwood, cinnamon, then brown sugar, mild brandy, dried banana, slightly sweet-burnt, sweetish tobacco (the smoke is almost completely integrated, you notice that the whisky is puked, but there is no separate stand Note), later nutmeg, white pepper, salt, a touch of silage ... very complex (and no water requirement) ... after I thinned it because of the sharpness in the mouth, I'm disappointed first, all gone ... but then, a second life: brewing powder, Bacon bread chips, to banana, pineapple, Mirabelle
    • Taste
      sugar sweet start, 'a short idea of ​​Ricola, then (too much) sharpness, here I need water: forest honey, brandy, herbal liqueur, licorice, charcoal / soot, fat, oily mouthfeel with pepper
    • Finish
      long, wild honey, chocolate syrup, pepper, charcoal

  43. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Again a great PC, but so far eigtl had not really bad. It is always beautiful, if one thinks to be able to say one would especially mark out the Cognac.
    • Nose
      Ah, yes, yes typical PC the smoke, some of charred wood briquettes, but also wet sand, plus a certain brown sugar sweetness, some toffee, the barrel influences express themselves only in this indefinable fine sweetness, of course, also fine salt, as dried from the sea water , in addition probably. a few light grapes and far away dried banana chips
    • Taste
      Ahh, there's a cold campfire and coal in the mouth right away, but in a very elegant way through the barrel finish, it makes for a nice game, with nice, sweet warmth on tap and rough seas and coal on the other side, though If you know it, you will notice a little the cognac, the warmth of the whisky, but also the very fine, special sweetness, brown sugar, dried apricot, banana, behind it the ashes with charred briquettes, autumn leaves, some dry algae, toffee and honey
    • Finish
      Sweet-dry, medium to long, here remains a certain general dryness, honey, apricots with seeds, toffee, campfire

  44. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The CC:01 is doesn’t take like its only 8 year of age, it’s got a lot more complexity and depth going on. This, I’m sure, comes from the Cognac influence – it’s slightly jarring initially, but a decent application of water rounds many of these edges and re-balances a lot of flavours. I’ve tried a few Port Charlotte’s where the farmyard and lactic flavours underpin many of the others – this is no exception. Good stuff, though water feels like it’s an absolutely must here

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bruichladdich/port-charlotte-2007-cc01/
    • Nose
      Less peat than one might have expected, but still present and rather ashy and oil with that. A healthy dose of brine sea air alongside a bundle of herbal and vegetal notes. I get peeled and washed potatoes which is an interesting aroma to say the least. There are green leaves and some light but sharp citrus running through the heart of this dram. The addition of water brings out some farmyard notes and makes the peat more expansive.
    • Taste
      An initial intense high strength bite. There’s considerably more peat on the palate than on the nose. Sweet candied peels lick at the tip of the tongue and alongside a continued salinity provide a very fresh arrival. The peat is earthy and dirty – rather engine oil and is enhanced greater with some water – this brings forward a lot more iodine, TCP and even some chamomile into a fairly medicinal packet of full peated goodness. The vegetal notes persist and again, with water become very farmyard. Cask influence is now upped a notch with some notes of ginger. Our citrus remains in play making for some fruity (and with the salinity), coastal quality.
    • Finish
      Medium to long in length and rather dry. Ginger and salt persist alongside our ashy and medicinal peat.

  45. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  46. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Powerful and unusual for a PC and therefore interesting. Well balanced and complex with a few rough edges ... just as I like it!
    • Nose
      The typical Smoke note for Port Charlotte dominates. Add to that a grassy freshness and grain and ... who would have thought ... a fine cognac note. Later, a nice herbal note and some honey are added.
    • Taste
      First, an enormous honey-like sweetness that is powerfully supported by spicy notes and a good dose of smoke. Add to that bitters and herbs again.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and quite bitter.

  47. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    classic young smoker - beautiful round, beautiful barrel flavors - awesome vanilla
    • Nose
      young phenolic smoke, roasted cereals, intense sweetness, oak and casein acids, gentle tobacco notes, cinnamon, cloves and sugar, licorice, buttery, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet and strong salty - very slowly, the salt notes dissolve in oak flavors and smoke, light tingling, mint, light dryness, slight bitterness, seaweed
    • Finish
      sweet, dry, liquorice, warming

  48. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A force, amazing! Sentational 90+
    • Nose
      Greasy smoke, ham, toasted wood, distinctive roasted aromas, popcorn, tangy-spicy fruit aromas, roasted almonds, citrus aromas;
    • Taste
      Incredibly fruity, spicy, tingling and peppery, full-bodied, bitter and sweet alike, dry greasy smoke, a hint of ham and bacon;
      With water develops a very clear maritime note, sweet, exotic fruits, lemon;
    • Finish
      Long, massive finish! Extensively dry, spicy, tart and above all smoky mouthfeel, bitter and sweet, tingling-peppery-spicy, clear wood notes!

  50. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  51. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  52. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  53. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is really good, nice sweetness from the cognac casks and fierce peat from Port charlotte. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  54. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      For the time being dominant smoke, which I would classify in the direction of campfire and barbecue sauce. If you leave the whisky in the glass for a few minutes, noticeably sweet fruit notes and caramel will rise. Mandarins, apricots and some grapefruit and slightly grassy notes give the malt a pleasant fruitiness and freshness. Unmistakable maritime notes, such as salt and lime combine with a dash of oak. Just wonderful!
    • Taste
      On the one hand powerful with an intensive transport of complex flavors, on the other hand also very oily, almost soft and creamy on the palate. For me, an incredibly pleasant balance, especially in view of the high alcohol content of 57.8%. I renounce the addition of water. "Heavily Peated" is doing very well - the smoke is immediately noticeable and is gradually shrouded in sweet fruits, vanilla / caramel and forest honey. Peach, grapefruit, salt and already light oak flavor complete the complex taste profile.
    • Finish
      Very long. A minute-long pleasure with intense smoke, lime, salt, a gradual lessening sweetness with a slightly sourish touch (grapefruit) and spicy oak notes, followed by a subtle bitterness.

  55. Alterjoe scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The nose is wonderfully balanced. I can not make friends with the aforementioned bitterness. Should be drunk without water, otherwise the sweetness is lost.
    • Nose
      As befits a Port Charlotte, of course you first smoke in the nose. Port Charlotte is known for its rather sweetish smoke and the Eau de Vie barrels are a perfect match. It creates a very good combination of toffee, vanilla and smoke. A nice caramel smoke sweet. The alcohol is well integrated. Slightly salty with light fruits.
    • Taste
      Almost thick, it flows over the tongue. The alcohol "evaporates" on the tongue and it tingles throughout the mouth. Then the peat smoke - BOOM. Strong and sweet start. Then he becomes maritime and grassy. Salt and sweetness alternate in harmony.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and quite bitter. Not the bitterness of long-matured, sherry-flavored whiskys. This is different. Slightly metallic and mineral.

  56. Laga93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  57. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  58. hfos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  59. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  60. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great Port Charlotte. Good cask, good spirit, good barley, good stuff.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet BBQ, some minerals, lemon, cow dung, tannins, some petroleum.
    • Taste
      Oak, smoke, tannins, some sweetness from the cognac.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Smoke, salt and some citrus.

  61. zormik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  62. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  63. Alterjoe scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  64. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If you reduce it to the bare essentials, then this is a young, powerful, minerally peaty peat beast from a well-known Hebridean island, but it can be really good, the balance is excellent and if you give it time, there is much more, though never in the intensity of the mineral root.
    • Nose
      First, barbecue sauce and citrus notes. After a while, moist rocks, caramel and some salt are added. The smoke is now also stronger, phenolic coal furnace in the cowshed. It takes a lot of time, but then rewards with various fruit notes, the citrus grapefruit is obvious, but there are also short approaches succulent, red fruit notes and very low-lying also dried fruit, bananas and date bread. Warmed up the already strong nose is reinforced again and it comes back to the barbecue, salty smoked meat, this time with baked bananas.
    • Taste
      Strong start, but without burning. In front of the mouth fir honey, dark and sweet, on the palate acidic fruity and comes back already tanninreiche oak of a seemingly very active barrel, everything well integrated and with a nice pinch of salt. The mouthfeel is full, metallic notes are missing.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, citrusy, salty with nice fruit acid and oak sticking to the palate.

  65. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  66. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dreamlike straightforward dram. For his 8 years and 57.8% he needs no water and is extremely harmonious. I hope I find him again in the next Duty Free. Enjoy it!
    • Nose
      Dreamlike nose, you almost do not get enough of sniffing. A peaty note can only be minimally noticed on the edge. Sweet notes of pineapple and white chocolate. Sweet and sweet again. But also mineral notes are detectable. Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Power with a great finesse. A typical Islay whisky. Again sweet notes from the wine barrels and from the Finisch in Cognac barrel. But also metallic notes like a Caol Ila are there. Then again fine oily pineapple notes ..
    • Finish
      Long and persistent with beautiful mineral and salty notes but also the peat remains on the tongue for several minutes. I love it.

  67. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  69. steinrich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  70. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yep, this is very good stuff. I must say admit the young peated spirit works well with the ex-cognac barrel.
    • Nose
      Distuingishable peat smoke and more than a pinch of salt as well. Fairly sweet. Canned pineapples and stewed pears, but also plenty of citrus. Warming spices (cinnamon) and brown sugar as well.
    • Taste
      Warm and earthy peat smoke with subtle hints of iodine. Ginger and black pepper as well. The fruit is there but less prominent. Red apples, apricots and peaches. Lovely oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Peat and iodine with honey and citrus. Long.

  71. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Now this is more like it. This has some oomph and balls.

    The smokiness of this dram is unexpectedly more on the bonfire/BBQ side of things. The fresh character of this dram is also a surprise, the cask influence is there but not too much. For my taste it could have had a bit more impact of the spiciness and complexity that French oak (Quercus robur) can bring. It’s not a complex whisky with a huge impact but it’s rather restrained and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      A rich, fresh and sweet whisky with aromas of smoldering bonfire, a tad barbecue smoke, camphor, honey, white pepper, ginger, earthy tones, ash, old wet rope, dried flowers, tinned pears, red apple, vanilla, slightly sour tobacco, tasted oak, hint of backing spices (cinnamon, allspice), a hint of smoked haddock, a faint citrus tone (might be lemon oil), green olives? and subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet/salty but fresh whisky with aromas of brine, aniseeds, fresh smoke, subtle medicinal tones (railway sleepers, iodine, seaweed), butter, hay, floral tones, licorice, honey, subtle tar, licorice root, pepper, chili pepper, cinnamon, red apples, cherries, roasted pork, salted caramel, barley sugar, subtle vanilla, smoldering cedar wood and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long and slightly drying finish with aromas of smoke, fennel seeds, subtle tannins, honey, citrus peels, icing sugar, candied ginger, subtle medicinal tones and subtle oak.

  72. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  73. Glenladdie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  74. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Bruichladdich;

    Character: It’s Port Charlotte, but not as we know it. the spirit of adventure is alive with a wonderful marriage of Port Charlotte spirit with its classic Islay DNA and truly exceptional casks from the heart of France.
    Colour: Rose gold.
    Nose: The DNA is Islay. Peat smoke and salt spray collide with the fruit and complexity of our classic spirit. poached pears, vanilla fudge and sweet apricots. Toasted oak and lemon barley sugar notes rise from the glass as it warms in your hand. As it breathes the whisky will release festive, warming aromas of cinnamon, ginger and more rich vanilla.
    Palate: Irresistibly complex. This dram has layer upon layer of subtle fruit flavours so characteristic of our spirit wrapped comfortingly in the blanket of peat smoke. Yet there is a new dimension to this next release of Port Charlotte. A depth of character that comes from the years of maturation in ex cognac barrels. We have watched the spirit mature slowly over the last eight years to become a beguiling spirit that shows our spirit of curiosity and adventure is alive and well. This spirit has taken us down many paths and this particular journey hascome to fruition with a spirit that is a joy to taste. The wonderful french oak gives vanilla and spice and has brought this heavily peated Islay spirit to maturity with a class and finesse beyond its years. The fruit is rich and sweet - apples apricots and plums - as is the barley sugar and lemon honey notes that reassure you this is an Islay spirit matured in our warehouses under our watchful eye.
    Finish: This whisky stays on your mind for longer than your palate and it stays on your palate for an age. Floral heather honey, zesty lemon and a nutty smoothness settle with the peat smoke that is always last to leave you. A truly astonishing whisky.

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