Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2016 9:28 pm by Alexander Bondarenko

Average value

€ 59.11

5 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.94 points

  1. waynex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful, peaty whisky.
    • Nose
      True to its name as heavy peat hits you from a distance, smoke, leather, iodine, a hint of oranges.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy with fresh citrus fruit, plenty of smoke, vanilla, toffee, salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, smoky.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat smoke, white fruit (apples, pears), vanilla, oaky, spicy, brine
    • Taste
      89 89
      Peat smoke, salty, spicy, white fruit, ashy, vanilla, liquorice, iodine, hay
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, smoky, dry, salty, sweet

  3. Captain68 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Colour: white wine.
    Nose: peated smoke, salt, grass, white fruits, oak, vanilla, perfume and herbal.
    Mouth: white fruits l, peated smoke, spices, salt and dry hay.
    Finish: long with spices, peated smoke, white fruits, dust, coal.
    Port Charlotte Scottish Barley has a good balance between peatness and white fruits sweetness.

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this sample.
    Proving there is 90p whisky to be found at around the £50 mark.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Ah, a delight for a peat head.
      Not extreme like an Octomore, it's more refined peatiness.
      Sweet, citrus fruity, and at the same time savoury smoked meat and lightly medicinal.
      Fresh grassy vegetal notes, and even some furniture polish.
      Complex, enjoyable but challanging.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The arrival is massive peat, but like the nose it is more complex and thought provoking than intimidating.
      Sweet fruity smoke flavours.
      Citrus fresh, honey melon sweet, unripe pear astringent.
      A Cirque Soleil of flavours flying around.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and slow fading with a slice of sugared lemon on the end.

  6. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    This is a great heavy peated whisky at a great price. 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    This is definitely up there with heavy weight heavy peaters I've tried in the past and the strong smokiness doesn't smother everything as some can.
    • Nose
      I find the nose quite medicinal but not in a crap Bellechin kind of way. Some thick sliced cooked ham, pear drop sweets, sun dried tomato and chorizo sausage. The smokiness is a delight.
    • Taste
      A nice sweet arrival followed by a big punch of peat but it levels out nicely with some fresh melon. There is a little dryness along with the heavy smoke but it fits perfectly with the overall profile. The texture feels a little chalky but I like that , it compliments it's earthiness. The cherry on top is the high alcohol volume making this a great all rounder. 
    • Finish
      The heavy peat sits long on the tongue until it burns out slowly leaving a nice slice of refreshing lemon on the death. 

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Heavily peated? Maybe, but that's not what marked me in this dram, but the notes of vanilla and toasted barrels, rather greedy. There were some fruits too, for a moment. The palate is intense, and gives pride to malt. The 50% pass very well.
    Enthusiasm 4/5

  9. SVWRamius scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  10. SVWRamius scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    If someone can make smoky whiskys then that's Bruichladdich. Again, an absolutely successful standard, the one at the discounter where you go, everything in it, regularly for 35 euros gets (as of April 2018). But also the commercial 45 euros are absolutely well spent.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and smoky. Waxed pears and some cinnamon in the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity and mighty smoky. Overall, creamy, after a while in the mouth comes a strong oak note and nut, I taste my walnut.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, smoky finish lasts the longest, in the middle part of the departure comes once again vigorously through the oak.


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