Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Stated Age
13 years old
Port Cask
Number of bottles
61.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Sep 2016 2:00 pm by Sapiano
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 194.20

39 × in wishlist

178 × member ratings

191 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2003 Gs

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.77 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    "Smoke + Port = Good" is a simple equation that always works for me. This Port Charlotte with 13 years full maturation is a prime example of this.
    • Nose
      A super nose, wonderfully creamy, sweet, caramel, and a great fruit note, dark red overripe cherries, over all a dry camp fire smoke, which brings a good counterpart to the heavy Portweinsüße, smoked bacon, a touch of milk chocolate, the alcohol is very nicely involved,
    • Taste
      very intense, strong dry cold smoke, behind it chocolate, now lighter cherries, bittersweet, espresso, not quite as sweet as the nose would expect, light acidity, nevertheless very creamy, also here without water pleasant to drink
    • Finish
      some cinnamon, drier, but still creamy, the smoke fills the mouth, some caramel, dark chocolate, very pleasant long finish

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. u485tfu scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Smell: spicy, pastry, sweet smoke, very pleasantly aromatic, smokehouse, smoked ham.

    Taste: very malty sweet and smoky, great balanced combination, a touch of dark chocolate, ham, pears,

    Finish: long sweet smoky, prunes from the roast goose, wonderful, fits perfectly for the pre-Christmas season

    Verdict: great successful whisky with power and balance despite the youth and the barrel strength, absolute recommendation of Port Charlotte is still a lot to be expected, as here plays the barrel. 91P

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Notes of a blind tasting: The (almost) perfect smoker.
    Tip: Port Charlotte from a red wine barrel.
    => 92/100
    • Nose
      First comes a great Port Charlotte-like smoke in the nose. Then, notes of strawberries and grapes and a sea breeze crystallize out. Poorly cool with a subtle acidity in the background.
    • Taste
      Fruity chestnut-like smoke lounged with fruit compote. Occupies very strong the palate.
    • Finish
      Very long and slightly burning, ashes, bitter at the very end.

  5. Segens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An excellent Port Charlotte which is of course quite expensive for 13 years (190€ - 10/2016) but also giving a lot back. Glad that I had the possibility to buy and share it during the Cutty community. Well done Scoma!
    • Nose
      What a nose! It is incredible how nice the alcoholis implemented and the fruity port sweetness is accord with the Port Charlotte smoke. I can agree with Kantenmechaniker as I have cherry, smoke, chocolate, fire and bacon. On top a bit of rubber and fermented grapes. One of the best noses I have had in this combination but you also realise that it is a young dram which isn't annoying, just to be clear.
    • Taste
      More cherry, more sweetness for me sweeter as expected in the nose. A bit sour and of course smoke after some seconds but alcohol still well implemented. No water needed from my point of view!
    • Finish
      Very dry and sour (apple rings? :-) ) finish with cocoa powder and a bit Espresso. Although it is the worst part of the dram it is still good :-) 

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Caoldronach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Clear cowshed! Both in smell and in taste ("typical Laddie"). Not very complex. Very strong. Smoky-fruity-delicate, while very warm. Pretty cute. Kuhstall plus fruit and smoke is something of a kind of "smoked fruit bacon" (whatever that is ... there's only on Alpha Centauri ;-)). Unfortunately a little one-dimensional. Absolutely no high-flyer. Price therefore much too high, 190 euros ?? 80 euros would be a barely acceptable price.
    PS: "Presentation = 100" is only to adjust the overall value to 87 points (as I want to rate for nose and button, only, not for the price).
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Scoma cask 617 (sherry) vs. cask 645 (port). This nose is initially a bit shy, but balance in taste and finish push this past cask 617 overall.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A sweet and sour dark fruitiness, some greasy smoke, cherries, red currants, a slight hint of rubber, some sour pickles, piccalilly, dark chocolate, mild nuttiness and slightly meaty. At the back even some cinnamon.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and syrupy, dark cherries, red apple, currants, forest fruits, raisins, only mild smokiness, cocoa and a bunch of peppery spices (chili's, jalapeño's). Well balanced.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very long: sweet fruits, sour apple (juice), liquorice, espresso and dusty cocoa charred and peppery wood notes.

  9. Andara scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Port Charlotte like it should be! The Port cask gives him a nice roundness and evens the edges but he remains powerful enough to hit you with that open door of the cow shed right in your face! The nose has caramel and honied ham, the mouth lots of caramel more bacon and a nice sweetness. The finish is long and nicely salty. Would definitely love to drink more than a dram

    Thanks Grinface for the sample

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very powerful, balanced whisky. A spice, pepper, with some red fruits, smoke, roasted meat. From nose till finish in line. Very beautiful, grwat experience.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very intense and fruity immediately, red fruits, berries, raisins over a woodsmoky and earthy layer. Some spiciness, roasted meat.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Quite powerful, pepper, blueberries, plums, rubber and smoky. Some leather, floral notes. Some pure chocolate. Spicy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      More smooth now, leather, woodsmoke, earthy, berries. A touch of bitter ash. Long finish, with roasted meat and cigar tobacco.


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