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Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB87812
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
18.07.2001
Bottled
03.10.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
276
Number of bottles
210
Strength
62.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2016 1:51 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 178.38

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Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte 2001 Arc

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.17 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good PC, the return of winter makes me happy ... To me the peat galore
    • Nose
      First nose on the bottom of cow ... Then with time it is a more ashy and vegetal peat on the smoked moss of undergrowth.
      Well, whatever happens to me the farm is still there anyway.
    • Taste
      Quite lively, you have to succeed in taming it. We are on a vegetable peat, spicy and very saline.
      There is something maritime (oysters, shellfish) with a few drops of lemon.
    • Finish
      Endless on lemony and saline peat.
      Some tobacco hints (with a classy side)

  2. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Now I know what the Balrog's piss tastes like and it tastes pretty darn good. 
    • Nose
      Nice and earthy , freshly picked mushrooms , sweet peat, a jar of mussels, a beach fire, foist, germolene antiseptic cream. 
    • Taste
      Again quite earthy, river moss, a dead fire remains i imagine ,TCP, vanilla, Victory V, sea salt and lemon curd. 
    • Finish
      A lovely long smoky and salty finish with more lemon on the death. 

  3. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This PC is part of a linne-up of peat-smoke samples I bought to re-explore peated whiskies.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat-smoke explodes from the glass the moment you pour this dram. This requires time, air and water to calm down. Once done, the peat-smoke is milder and the whisky more in balance. For me this increased he score by 2 points. The mentioned peat-smoke is accompanied by vanilla and a great layer of sweetness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet vanilla again. Earthy, spicy, oily, BBQ flavors.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long, well balanced and pleasant till the end.

      Conclusion: Great Port Charlotte on bourbon; although I prefer PC on sherry.

  6. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet smoked barley water, big matiness as well, with that fat and oily smoke scent. Rather grassy, with that sharp vanilla and citrus fruits. Anyhow I feel the nose is rather constraint. Probably some time in the glass can help. More expressive now, more creamy and vanilla, some cinnamon, minty and white pepper.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not as strong as the abv suggested, quite sweet, kind of bourbon-ish, corn starch, pepper, and faint smokiness (which is a surprise).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, good weight and finish, with smokiness and sweet licorice, bit of nuttiness and bitterness.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smokey bacon lemon and tobacco? Why not? Very ashy finish

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smokey bacon lemon and tobacco? Why not? Very ashy finish

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Has a good balance and takes water well. Notes below are as drinking neat. Water takes the pepper down a notch and allows a fruitier and more oily presence to appear. A good fighting fish, this one. Thoroughly enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoked bacon, ash, machine oil, lemon zest, iodine, smoked kippers
    • Taste
      90 90
      Salt, lemon zest, smoke, oily, honey
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoked bacon, lemon pepper sauce, oily, salt, wood spice

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