Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Eau de Vie from the Western Cognac Region
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L/150682 16/005
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
23 Mar 2016 12:13 pm by sinclair
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 78,12

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. DB1965 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.

  7. davidloosli did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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

  8. 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.

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  10. 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.


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